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Charcoal starter question

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mole177, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. mole177

    mole177 Fire Starter

    we all know the whole purpose of a charcoal starter....to fire up charcoal...

    but there's this handle wire that is attached to the top of the starter itself...

    What is it there for?!?!

    metal wire/handle i'm referring to is part of the little heat shield.

  2. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    it's a hanger /handle
  3. mole177

    mole177 Fire Starter

    I would have no clue how to use the handle with amber coals ashy ready to go....

    you sure that's what it's for ?
  4. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    with a glove on, you use it to guide where the coals are going.

    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011
  5. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    We don't need no stinkin gloves.

  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ju are right mi amigo!

  7. mole177

    mole177 Fire Starter

    I see now....

    I honestly think that would make things worse. I just dump it in using the plastic coated handle, single handed.

    to each their own.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That coat rack there looks like it would be pretty easy to pull off the unit.  Then it would look like a decent chimney starter.