couldnt get pellets to burn

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by johnnyk, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. johnnyk

    johnnyk Newbie

    hav a AMNPS used it for the first time. had hard time getting the pellets to light. when I did it didnt stay lit.I dont hav a torch just s coleman lighter. it this my problem? Does the torch hav a hotter flame?
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes you need a torch to get them going. Just a simple propane torch.
     
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Johnny

    Yes, you need something hotter to get it started

    You could use a little charcoal starter fluid, but the residue hangs on for about 30 minutes

    Do you have a Home Depot Or Lowes in the area?

    Shhhhhhhh......

    I've been secretely testing these little charcoal starters made by Weber

    A package of (24) of costs $3.89 at home Depot

    I cut them up into (4) pieces, and they start with a standard lighter

    24x4 = 96 starts and you don't need a propane torch

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    Each 1/2 cube burns for about 10 minutes

    Leaves no residue or smell

    So far, i can't find a reason NOT to use them!

    I was really amazed at how well these little things worked....And CHEAP TOO!!!

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What else are you testing in secret?

    I will definitely try these.

    Thanks Todd!
     
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    After you cut them into qtrs, they have to be sealed back up in a ziploc, or the don't seen to work as good.

    I'm still learning!

    TJ
     
  6. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower

    Thx for that info Todd, just so happens I have 3 boxes of them in my shop. That is normally what I use to start my stick burner.

    Dave
     
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They work GREAT, and are CHEAP too!

    I couldn't believe a box of 24 was only $3.89 at Home Depot.

    Todd
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Got to file this info away. Thanks TJ...JJ
     
  9. smoke king

    smoke king Smoke Blower

    I've used those to light my charcoal chimneys, nice to know I can use it on the AMNPS too.  Todd, you should give your R&D guy a raise!
     
  10. Hmmmmm.... $3.89 at Home Depot translates to $5.89 at the HD here in the V.I., but still worth it. Thanks for the idea Todd!  Now to get that AMNPS back from when I left it in MN (been over a month since my last smoke...I feel like the withdrawls are getting the best of me)

    John
     
  11. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These things are so cool, that they could be use for starting charcoal or wood.

    A whole cube will burn for about 12 minutes

    There are other cubes on the market, than can boil water!

    Todd
     
  12. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow those look like they would be pretty useful!
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome!!!

    Just when I think you're done coming up with stuff, you hit another great idea!!!!

    Unbelievable!

    Bear
     
  14. I have used a candle and it worked but took forever. I finally got a torch and it works great however today i tried out my Wagner hot air gun set on 1 and it started the pellets better then the torch. I was greatly impressed with it.

    For those of us that have a hot air gun try it out. I think you will be impressed also.

    Karl
     

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