A little charcoal lighting tip

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by kiska95, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. kiska95

    kiska95 Smoking Fanatic


    Just a little tip I picked up at the BBQ champs in KC......................
    For those of you struggling with lighting your charcoal try using Pringles or other, yes crisps! the oil in them burns very well n slow and will light any stubborn briquette [​IMG]
  2. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have you been on the Juice again? 🍻🍸🍹🍷
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Propane torches were made for lighting Smokers, I prefer to eat my Pringles!

  4. molove

    molove Smoke Blower

  5. I use a chimney and one or two natural firelighters
  6. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     Mapp gas does the trick for me - originally bought for Creme Brulee (no don't ask!)

    Last edited: Nov 7, 2015
  7. bravemurphy

    bravemurphy Newbie

    I collect the inside of the toilet roll, stuff them in the chimney and off it goes [​IMG]
  8. you must go through a lot of toilet roll hahaha :)
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    See all those flames, that's wasting fuel and heat. By loading your charcoal basket in the the smoker and lighting the fuel with a torch you will get a longer burn and you preheat the smoker. In my Mini-WSM when I used to use the chimney I would only get a 6-7 hour cook time and have to reload. Using the torch and lighting through my vents I know can get a 12-16 hour cook time depending on the weather.

    The electric heat does work as long as you have a power source to plug it into. The places we camp there's no power and I don't believe in running a generator. So for me the best lighter is the torch.
  10. A weed burner works pretty well.
  11. That is interesting. I have aways used a chimney as it is so easy. Also a lot of the flames you see in that picture are from the firelighters, but I can see what you're saying about losing heat. Maybe I will try a propane torch next time. Thanks
  12. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I adopted Steve's idea of placing the chimney on a single burner camping stove, it works every time.

    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  13. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes starts every time, would of posted that up but had no pictures!
  14. kiska95

    kiska95 Smoking Fanatic

    I do too it's just a tip if your stuck with no other means of lighting! Lol!
  15. tombirmingham

    tombirmingham Fire Starter

    Ahh lighting inside the smoker, I use my chimney on the patio floor - didnt think of that one ! Good shout. 

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