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#1 Brokenbad

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:35 PM

Take my man card, blah blah what the hell ever.

I put about 30 coals in my charcoal grill, make a pyramid, douse this with more than enough lighter fluid, and light it on the sides. THE MUDDERFUGGGERS WON'T STAY LIT!!!

I cannot get a flame to stay, it always goes completely out in like 2 mins.

Advice and help please??

I am still able to cook with it, it just annoys me.

#2 Iceberg Slim

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

Throw some gasoline on it

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

did you let it sit and soak into the bricks first? if you light it immediately you'll just burn the stuff sitting on the surface. you've gotta give it a good 10-15 minutes (with the cover on so it doesn't evaporate in the meantime) before tossing the matches.

#4 Brokenbad

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

did you let it sit and soak into the bricks first? if you light it immediately you'll just burn the stuff sitting on the surface. you've gotta give it a good 10-15 minutes (with the cover on so it doesn't evaporate in the meantime) before tossing the matches.


Thanks for the input, brilliant.

I finally got then lit properly without doing that, by I am def going to do that from now on.

#5 Kettle

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

the chimney enclosures are good to have. before switching to gas I had one, and I also almost always used match light. in the end I got tired of the fire dying before I was done cooking. I love the ease of using gas.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

Do yourself a favor and buy this:
http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B000WEOQV8

and quit putting petroleum products on your steak.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

poo man just throw some telephone book paper, some empty beer cases and some twigs light it on fire and your good to go. That's how us backwoods folk do it. Food might taste a little funny, but drink some beer you'll be good.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

What inimicus posted is what I was talking about. You can buy them anywhere that sells grilling stuff.

#9 Herbert The Love Bug

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

It's so easy a caveman can do it

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

Do yourself a favor and buy this:
http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B000WEOQV8

and quit putting petroleum products on your steak.


Winner.

#11 cookinbrak

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:35 PM

What they said. A chimney is cheaper than lighter fluid, and you need one if you do any smoking.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:16 PM

Yeap get a chimney starter. And don't buy cheap charcoal anymore lol

#13 pstall

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:21 PM

Yeap get a chimney starter. And don't buy cheap charcoal anymore lol



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#14 catfang

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

the chimney enclosures are good to have. before switching to gas I had one, and I also almost always used match light. in the end I got tired of the fire dying before I was done cooking. I love the ease of using gas.


matchlight sucks, it always burns out too quickly. I use gas mostly now too, but love my charcoal grill too

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

Chimney is the only way.

Also, it helps a ton when slow roasting meats because you can continue to get coals ready while the others are in there doing their job.

Think Prime Rib roast where it takes a couple of hours. You will need to start up a new batch every 30 minutes to keep the temp up.


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