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Royal Oak Tumbleweed Starters

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by RiversideSm0ker, May 17, 2018.

  1. RiversideSm0ker

    RiversideSm0ker Master of the Pit


    I'd like to give a shout out to the folks at Royal Oak for another awesome product. I have discovered that the ridged charcoal they put out is second to none but I just recently tried a fire starting product that they produce. These tumbleweed starters are absolutely phenomenal. They catch fire like nothing else I've ever used. One quick spark from a lighter and bam that puppy is blazing. I use them to start my charcoal. they burn intense and there is no chemical odor. Quicker than newspaper and since I don't get a newspaper they are more convenient as well. I bought mine at a local WalMart for about $3. I am relatively sure that was a package of 12. If this is not something you guys have tried and you are just wanting an easy way to start your smoker fire, I highly recommend this product. Now back to your regularly scheduled BBQ...

  2. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    I saw these the other day, does it light the charcoal in a chimney ok? I have always used the Weber cubes.
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Never seen them before. I also use Weber cubes.

  4. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Firestarters? That there is just one more of them things you city slickers think you need to run out and buy!

    JK... All kidding aside, I think you will fine a propane light much more convenient. Whether that be a torch, weed burner, cooking burner element, or such. Just my opinion.
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree with you George They work great,get the charcoal going pretty quick.
  6. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. Never tried either that or the Weber cubes. I always just use newspaper in the chimney and spray the paper with a little cooking spray before I light it. May have to try those though.
  8. RiversideSm0ker

    RiversideSm0ker Master of the Pit

    The thing that impressed me was how fast and hot they burn. It's like these were designed by some pyromaniac for the fantasy toy. Just one gets my charcoal chimney hot in less than 15 minutes. I'd use paper if it was convenient but these are the most effective fire starting tools I've ever used. It's pretty much just burning weeds I guess. Enjoy :)

  9. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    Home Depot and Tractor Supply carry the Frontier or Royal Oak tumbleweeds. Cheaper than the Amazon & Walmart.
    I don't get the free newspaper anymore. :(