I would say your method of lighting coal is the opposite of lazy, as in sounds like more work and resource management.i don't want to buy, store, own or replace bottles when i have a solution that costs me net zero. call me lazy or efficient. i see zero need to spend money on fuel to light coals when we already produce byproducts that can be used to light charcoal.
beef tallow trimmings, chicken fat trimmings, bacon grease, residual fry oil; all these are free with what i already do/have/use and they're cheap to keep on hand (in the fridge for when needed).
just place some of the fat in a used napkin or used paper towel, place under the chimney, light the napkin and then place chimney atop the fire. in 10 mins i have hot coals which i pour over into CBs or the grill itself.
Could be. We only have NG so LP would mean having to buy it. All the other products occur naturally here so it’s just a save them process.I would say your method of lighting coal is the opposite of lazy, as in sounds like more work and resource management.
Since I have a gas grill and a fire table, we have propane on hand to refill the little one pounder that fuels the gas assist every few months or so.
I have a weed torch too, but I’ll just keep that for non grill related activities.
I use the weed torch when I'm transitioning from a lower temp smoke to grilling temps, otherwise I'll use one of the methods Brett described.I have a weed torch too, but I’ll just keep that for non grill related activities.
We're going to go the Flame King refillable DOT 1# container route.I use and love gas assist in my performer. I was a Weber cube guy and picked up a **** ton on sale at Target one year for $2.47 a pack. I still have a bunch. They do seem to dry out though over time.
Getting rid of 1 pound bottles properly is a pain in the *** but well worth it for me.
Besides a good cleaning, it may need a new regulator.I used to use my gas assist on the performer but for whatever reason it kept blowing out and not working very well. I could probably clean it up but it's so much easier to use a chimney and a Weber cube and light it off with a propane torch
My SSP-centric $.02:I have seen it mentioned from time to time, and am curious- for anyone with a Weber charcoal grill that has factory installed propane “gas assist” and chooses not to use it - why?