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austin87

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Made some pube cubes today
« on: October 24, 2015, 11:51:06 AM »
Fire starters. I made fire starters today with dryer lint, paraffin wax, and egg cartons. Shove lint into the egg side, pour melted wax over the top (I used an old can in a pot of boiling water to melt the wax). Once they harden you cut them into individual cups and use them in the chimney starter. I used just under 4 pounds of wax ($8 at a craft store) to make 5 dozen starters for a whopping cost of 13 cents each.

I heard about these from @Troy and the joke is that dryer lint is full of pubes. I can at least verify that my dryer lint is filled with blonde hair (girlfriend) and cat hair.

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 11:59:39 AM »
  That's hilarious!


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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 12:10:12 PM »
Yeah ever since Troy posted about these, I've been making and using them exclusively. Only difference for me is I use tea lights. Once the the wax is all liquid I pour them into the egg cartons. I used to use one tea light per starter, but I've found I can use one tea light to make two starters. So six tea lights make a dozen starters.

They work without fail. Made some yesterday as a matter of fact.

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 12:17:27 PM »
I need to make more!  Love these things

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 12:34:50 PM »
I will stick with the Weber lighter cubes at 17 cents each without the pubes and hassle of making them

effinUker

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2015, 12:47:31 PM »
i start my charcoal with a grease fire.

i soak up bacon grease in paper towels, cut them into thirds, wind them up & thrown into a sandwich bag in the freezer. 2 plain newspaper balls, and one with the grease. i normally set my chimney in an old beater CI skillet, and use my blowtorch to start the newspaper.

austin87

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2015, 12:57:58 PM »
i start my charcoal with a grease fire.

i soak up bacon grease in paper towels, cut them into thirds, wind them up & thrown into a sandwich bag in the freezer. 2 plain newspaper balls, and one with the grease. i normally set my chimney in an old beater CI skillet, and use my blowtorch to start the newspaper.

Poor form! Bacon grease should be saved and used to cook eggs, not burned up in fire!  ;D

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2015, 01:11:44 PM »
I always have plenty of egg cartons around ..  I'd like to try this.  Thanks!
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effinUker

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2015, 04:27:51 PM »
i start my charcoal with a grease fire.

i soak up bacon grease in paper towels, cut them into thirds, wind them up & thrown into a sandwich bag in the freezer. 2 plain newspaper balls, and one with the grease. i normally set my chimney in an old beater CI skillet, and use my blowtorch to start the newspaper.

Poor form! Bacon grease should be saved and used to cook eggs, not burned up in fire!  ;D

i got plenty of bacon grease for eggs. hell, i got plastic tubs of it in the freezer. i think we eat bacon at least 4 days a week for breakfast.

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2015, 07:38:44 PM »
Blow torch is fast, and fun. Make sure to get one with that does not have a torches that points straight up. Look for a horizontal torch so that you can point it at least slightly downwards with out it going out.

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 04:59:25 PM »
I use newspaper balled up in the chimney and it stops the smaller pieces of lump from falling out before the rest has settled.   

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 06:04:14 PM »
I just use the side burner on the gasser...light it under a chimney, walk away, come back in 10-15 mins.


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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 10:28:15 PM »
Ingenious. I'll bet those work very well.

I've probably used all the charcoal starting methods listed after the original post. But I'm still stuck on how to tell my wife "I need us to start saving dryer lint and egg cartons...Oh, and tea lamps...no"

I have her at a point where she is at peace with the kettles. I'm not mixing this in. Not gonna start. I will not get caught up in this.

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 03:45:44 AM »
Ingenious. I'll bet those work very well.

I've probably used all the charcoal starting methods listed after the original post. But I'm still stuck on how to tell my wife "I need us to start saving dryer lint and egg cartons...Oh, and tea lamps...no"

I have her at a point where she is at peace with the kettles. I'm not mixing this in. Not gonna start. I will not get caught up in this.

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Re: Made some pube cubes today
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2015, 06:33:49 AM »
Let me know when you need to stock up and I'll shave!



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