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I used cotton balls soaked in denatured alcohol for years to get my lump started. I bought this heat gun a few months ago and it is hands down the best way I have found to start a fire quickly and get the grill up and running. I usually run it for 2-4 minutes and get a nice pile of red hot coals. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B093QDR594/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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I have only ever used a Looftlighter to light mine. Same idea. I haven't had a single problem. My grills are only a few feet away from an electrical outlet.

 

I keep saying I'll get a Grill Gun if that Looflighter quits working. In 2 years, it hasn't.

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On 7/24/2022 at 2:03 PM, Beermachine said:

I used cotton balls soaked in denatured alcohol for years to get my lump started. I bought this heat gun a few months ago and it is hands down the best way I have found to start a fire quickly and get the grill up and running. I usually run it for 2-4 minutes and get a nice pile of red hot coals. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B093QDR594/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 


That’s the first “grill lighter” that has a price I’d be willing to pay. Thanks for the heads up.

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I have never been a fan of electricity and grilling. I still hate having to “plug” in my pellet grill.

 

I only tolerate my Flame Boss because of its benefits.

 

I am over Amazon. Poor selections, way too high prices. It takes a lot to find something decent, receive it, and not have to return it.

 

The heat gun method works. Go with it.:) 

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1 hour ago, mike echo said:

I have never been a fan of electricity and grilling. I still hate having to “plug” in my pellet grill.

I hear you! It’s the primary reason the pellet smoker is the one type I’ve never owned. I still use fire starters, but the heat gun in the original post is intriguing, especially for $20.

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There is no electricity when grilling. It's not like you sit the heat gun alongside the coals while you grill a steak. It's a quick 2 - 4 minute shot of hot air to simply start a fire quickly and without toxic fire starters. 

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I hit the charcoal in my starter with a torch until I see that it is lit, then wait about fifteen minutes for it to turn into a volcano. :)  Dump it into the firebox, maybe on top of other charcoal, and you're good to go.  No "toxic chemicals" involved.  Next day, during your after-cook cleanup, gather up the unburned charcoal and put it back into the bag. Then scrub everything down. It's a quick and easy ritual.

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