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Offline HAMnEGGr

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Firing Up the Oven
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:59:07 PM »
What do you use to get the fire going?  Can I use something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AN7RGG/?tag=pizzamaking-20

Thanks...


Offline breffni

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Re: Firing Up the Oven
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 12:06:48 PM »
I'm pretty new to the wfo, but have had very good results with the Top Down Method of fire starting.


Not sure that you should be using a gel/fluid starter, instead get Fatwood sticks...the high resin content that gets the fire going will burn away quickly, only need 1-2 sticks to get a roaring fire.

Many on here use a longer handled torch (or Texas weed killer?) both to start the fire as well as pre-heat it...we got this little gun, just screw a green propane bottle on it and blast away. Planning to try starting a wood-only fire this weekend, no newspaper or fatwood sticks, as my kids were firing up logs with it....we'll see.
http://www.harborfreight.com/electric-start-propane-torch-91061.html

Offline breffni

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Re: Firing Up the Oven
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 11:18:08 AM »
Started the fire this weekend, two logs on the bottom with a handful of hardwood chips in between, log and a couple smaller kindling pieces criss crossed, another handful of hardwood chips on top...torched for 30-60 seconds with the propane pistol until small fire caught, worked great (and fun blasting too)

Offline RobynB

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Re: Firing Up the Oven
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 10:11:51 PM »
Just saw this. The Weber fire starters referenced in the original post are what I use. They work fantastic.


 

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