Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:44 am

So 3-4 pieces of CC will start the coals, without even using the bag, shredded paper, etc.? Even better! When I need more "mice" I'll definitely buy a bag of CC.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:30 pm

Pocono Newbies wrote:So 3-4 pieces of CC will start the coals, without even using the bag, shredded paper, etc.? Even better! When I need more "mice" I'll definitely buy a bag of CC.


It's all I've used for the last 2 years. Start the combustion fan, light the charcoal (I use a propane torch) close the door for a few minutes till the charcoal is glowing and throw a few handfuls of coal on the charcoal. Done.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:16 am

Thanks! :)
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:09 am

Pocono Newbies wrote:Thanks! :)


You're welcome. I don't miss the smudging that came along with the coal mice (they contained magnesium) and I can use the CC to cook steaks on if I need to!
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:52 pm

Funny, the coal mice I just bought, inside that nice little brown paper bag, have... CC and shredded paper. Sounds like coal mice are made from different things, depending on where they're bought?

MMMMMMM, steaks over some nice coal. Beats steaks on a gas BBQ any day...
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:17 pm

Pocono Newbies wrote:Funny, the coal mice I just bought, inside that nice little brown paper bag, have... CC and shredded paper. Sounds like coal mice are made from different things, depending on where they're bought?

MMMMMMM, steaks over some nice coal. Beats steaks on a gas BBQ any day...


Ya, the ones I'm referring to have a fuse sticking out of them, hence the "mouse" analogy. You bury the mouse in coal, start the stove, light the fuse and close it up. Smokes like crazy as the magnesium burns hot hot hot.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:30 am

If you want the extra hot fire from the magnesium, you can use an old road flare, cut small pieces or break up the flare's fuel and add to the bag of wood chips and charcoal.. This make an extra hot starter bag.

I used just a 2-3" piece of road flare, hold it with a pair of pliers, light each end and set on a pile of coal on the grate, add more coal on top,, start the stoker, the fan will get the fire going..
And yes, the flare makes lots of smoke, and heat..

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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: poconoman On: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:29 pm

LsFarm wrote:If you want the extra hot fire from the magnesium, you can use an old road flare, cut small pieces or break up the flare's fuel and add to the bag of wood chips and charcoal.. This make an extra hot starter bag.

I used just a 2-3" piece of road flare, hold it with a pair of pliers, light each end and set on a pile of coal on the grate, add more coal on top,, start the stoker, the fan will get the fire going..
And yes, the flare makes lots of smoke, and heat..

Greg L.


Instead of road flare, is there another way of getting magnesium 'loose'?
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:50 am

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