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Re: [dutchovencooking] Starting Coals with a Chimney

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  • eagle9252
    Whole purposes of chimney is to speed up the lighting and to not use lighter fluid. I just sit it over a eye on the camp stove and in 5 min. Its done On Mar
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      Whole purposes of chimney is to speed up the lighting and to not use
      lighter fluid. I just sit it over a eye on the camp stove and in 5 min. Its
      done
      On Mar 17, 2013 8:24 PM, "Mark & Barbara Wilkins" <barb7513@...>
      wrote:

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      > We arent grilling.......we're cooking inside the dutch oven, so the food
      > does not take on any petroleum taste or odor
      >
      >
      > From: Tom <tpstauffer@...>
      > To: "dutchovencooking@yahoogroups.comdutchovencooking@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 10:36 PM
      > Subject: Re: [dutchovencooking] Starting Coals with a Chimney
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      > Petroleum stinks. There is no place for lighter fluid - that is a sure
      > fire way to ruin steak or chicken on the grill. I find that foods take on
      > an odor from petro
      > In my opinion and experience, even breads and other foods in the Dutch
      > oven also take on a slight notice of lighter fluid odor. Another solution
      > for avoiding fire issues in dry areas is to invest in the Volcano II, which
      > offers the ability to use propane for DO. If you use the Volcano II with
      > charcoal, you will use 1/3-1/2 of the charcoal that you usually use.
      > Sent from my iPhone
      >
      > On Mar 16, 2013, at 1:02 AM, Mark & Barbara Wilkins <mailto:
      > barb7513%40yahoo.com> wrote:
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      > > With the extreme fire danger that we have in Arizona, we seldom use
      > paper as you describe, mostly to avoid blowing embers from the paper. We
      > fill the chimney, spray some lighter fluid on top, then light. It will draw
      > down into the can. Once the top coals are starting to turn grey, we turn
      > the chimney upside down quickly on the table and start picking out the
      > coals we need. The remainder are put back into the chimney which usually
      > includes a few that are lit, which in turn will start the other coals. If
      > more are needed, can just dump a bunch more on top and no need to use any
      > more fluid or matches. All becomes planning.
      > >
      > > Mark
      > >
      > > From: "mailto:tpstauffer%40aol.comtpstauffer@...>
      > > To: mailto:dutchovencooking%40yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 9:25 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [dutchovencooking] Starting Coals with a Chimney
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I NEVER use lighter fluid....newspaper is always enough to get coals
      > going. A few years ago, I bought a Weber chimney, and it was well worth the
      > money. You can get it on Amazon for less than $20 delivered.
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: judy <mailto:judy%40virtually-there.com>
      > > To: dutchovencooking <mailto:dutchovencooking%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:17 am
      > > Subject: Re: [dutchovencooking] Starting Coals with a Chimney
      > >
      > > I start the big charcoal starter over my camp chef stove. Starts REAL
      > fast!
      > > Judy
      > >
      > > On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM, kelly83686 <mailto:
      > kelly83686%40yahoo.com> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Any of you have any secrets for starting coals in a chimney? I have
      > been
      > > > putting in 12-15 coals, spraying on some lighter fluid, add another
      > 12-15,
      > > > more fluid, then the final 12-15 and more fluid. Newspaper underneath
      > and
      > > > light it. Seems to work good (get cookable coals in 15 minutes) but I
      > find
      > > > it's hard to start more than about 40 coals. Just wondering how you
      > all do
      > > > it.
      > > >
      > > > Kelly
      > > >
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