TVWBB Super Fan
Should I buy this?
I bought one of these 3 years ago and still use it to light up the smoke pellets for my smoker tube. Nice piece to have.https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzomatic-WK2301-Propane-Torch-Kit-333084/202539561 just get one of these. It's way cheaper and you can make plumbing repairs too!
one bacon fat napkin at the top 1/3 of the smoke tube and a few pellets on top of the napkin works. light the napkin from the side of the smoke tube and stand the tube up for 5 minutes, blow the flame out and you've got smoke.
I just got a 14.5 WSM and "accidently" found out the the oiled paper towel (or starter cubes?) work just as well as a chimney with that small, deep fire ring it has. That didn't work with my 18", but the 14.5 seems to get enough focused air flow up into a pile of charcoal (lump for me) to create the chimney effect -- despite the good breeze.I’ve recently joined the paper towel with a bit of cooking oil camp. Works better than I’d expected with the chimney. The WSM gets the torch for the sidewinder technique.