fire starters

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by bama bbq, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. So,  I ran out of those parafine cubes the other day and picked up a substitute at the local grocery.  Has anyone else tried these?  First impression, not as good as the parain cubes.  I think I'll start today's chimney with newpaper instead.

  2. tjohnson

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

    I use Weber Starter Cubes

    Under $4 at Home Depot

  3. I can't recall the starters I bought a while back from the local grocery store, but I can say I never used them for the BBQ.  Right out of the bag they had a strong fuel.  I did eventually use them in the fireplace and as expected they had a strong fuel odor.
  4. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    I make my own for pennies.  Used egg carton, some coarse saw dust (I use hamster bedding), and parafin wax melted and poured over.  Cut the egg carton apart and store in a zip lock bag to keep them dry, and you have 12 starters, and way cheaper than anything I found in the store.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
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