Used side burner to start chimney

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by howufiga, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    So today I tried my side burner to start my Weber Chimney charcoal starter. I must say, it worked great! It seemed like the chimney lit in half the time! I started it on there until it got halfway lit and then moved it. Do you guys who use the sideburner wait until it's all the way lit before turning off the side burner?
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No, once its started, save the gas. [​IMG]
  3. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Yeah, i was getting a little worried about it getting too hot and melting the electric start underneath. Next time i'll move it earlier!
  4. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm a new side burner chimney starting convert too. Now my gas grill has two purposes in its life , starting charcoal chimneys and burning off the cast iron smoker grates when they need it.
    OOps , there is a third , it also makes for a couple of shelves for setting stuff on when I'm smoking [​IMG]

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