Weed burner vs. charcoal chimney

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by howufiga, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    No contest! Weed burner wins hands down!

    I tried it this time at a lower setting that didn't scare the turds out of me. I had it lit in less than 2 minutes. I also have one of those propane gauges on my gas tank and it didn't appear to use much. I'd say it was ready to cook on in like 6 minutes.
     
  2. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I suppose if you already have a propane burner and a tank of propane handy it would work just fine.

    However with the chimney all you need is one piece of newspaper and a match. Mondo cheap just takes 5-10 minutes or so. Much more portable to carry around with you too.

    There is something to be said for almost instant coals though. [​IMG]
     
  3. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    If I had a weed burner I'd use it...but until I get one I'll keep using the old chimney.
     
  4. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    I have 3 chimneys! One weber and 2 generics. I'm sure i'll still use them when time permits, but today I wanted coals fast to cook some top sirloin steaks for me and my wife!

    Btw..i'm a fan of both gas grills and charcoal. Never can have too many grills! ;) I need to stop scouring craigslist for grills. 8 is enough!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    side burner on gasser makes chimney lighting easy

    i've started using those firestarter packs (similar to weber cubes) to light my coal. i rarely use my chimney anymore. it's a one step process now.
     
  6. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Yes, I've used the side burner too. That's pretty easy and i'm positive it probably uses less propane too. If you in a hurry though, the weed burner does the job!
     

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