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couldnt get pellets to burn

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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?

post #2 of 14

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

post #3 of 14

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

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #4 of 14

What else are you testing in secret?

 

I will definitely try these.

 

Thanks Todd!

post #5 of 14

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

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #6 of 14

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

post #7 of 14

They work GREAT, and are CHEAP too!

 

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

 

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #8 of 14

Got to file this info away. Thanks TJ...JJ

post #9 of 14

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!

post #10 of 14

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

post #11 of 14

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

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #12 of 14

Wow those look like they would be pretty useful!

post #13 of 14

Awesome!!!

 

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

 

Unbelievable!

 

 

Bear

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Originally Posted by JohnnyK View Post

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?



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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