Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by patriots, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. patriots

    patriots Smoke Blower

    well first let me say happy fathers day coming up to all of the fathers.Question, I have been using lump to start my sfb smoker and I want to try charcoal to do three briskets this weekend. I filled my chimney starter to try it but it did not start like the lump. I let it sit for fifteen min. I then put it in the smoker and used fluid to get it going. What am i doing wrong. It did not light, just a very tiny bit.
  2. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    I just use the chimney starter and newspaper or paper towels with a little cooking oil but  the charcoal from my expirence takes lttle longer to catch on good so i just leave it till i got good coals going close to the top .Oh yeah potato chips will work too wrapped in paper towels

    That's how i get rid of the wifes stale ones
  3. patriots

    patriots Smoke Blower

    u put the cooking oil on the paper or the coals?
  4. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    On the paper. I also have a small, hand held fan that I use to force more air thru the chimney after the paper burns off. It helps the coals catch a little quicker.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I use coals in my chimney, I use a phone book for the starter. I take 2 pages and wad them up, I do this eight times and let it burn. Never had a problem so far. [​IMG]
  6. patriots

    patriots Smoke Blower

    thanks guys. ill give it a try
  7. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    Now thats a great idea !!!

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