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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« on: June 22, 2020, 04:35:32 PM »
My neighbour has been complaining about the smoke coming from the chimney when I light up briquettes and start it on the Kettle grates. 

I'd like to move the chimney further away from the house and away from the Kettle.

I generally use the wax starter cubes.

Can I light the chimney on flagstone and just leave it directly on the stone? 

Are there chimney stands available?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks to everyone in advance!

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WildonionAB

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 04:43:57 PM »
Guess he's use to people using gas ques. For me it is what it is. There's smoke while the coals light and if my neighbors don't like it they are free to go inside till its ready.

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Mike in Roseville

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Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 04:52:32 PM »
You could light it in a SJ.


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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 04:59:35 PM »
What's that?

You could light it in a SJ.


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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2020, 05:00:36 PM »
I know.   Our lots here are only 18 feet wide and it's my neighbour on the other side of or semi-detached.

The smoke only lasts 10 minutes. 

Just looking for alternatives.

Guess he's use to people using gas ques. For me it is what it is. There's smoke while the coals light and if my neighbors don't like it they are free to go inside till its ready.

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2020, 05:00:50 PM »
A Smokey Joe.


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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2020, 05:04:38 PM »

Right.  And move the Smokey Joe away.  That is brilliant!  Perfect. 
A Smokey Joe.


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WildonionAB

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 05:09:47 PM »
A different coal might help to. I find that the Weber hardly smokes at all.

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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2020, 05:15:17 PM »
Funny, it was the Weber Briquettes I was talking about being really billowy.

Is KBB and Kingsford Professional worse?

The lump that I've used isn't bad at all. 

A different coal might help to. I find that the Weber hardly smokes at all.

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Transit98

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2020, 05:21:38 PM »
I would start with lighting the chimney on a pizza pan or other metal disk so you can light it anywhere on your property.

Also been trying different charcoals recently, the market is crazy now, so many choices- Jealous Devil definitely does not smoke as much as Webber charcoal. It cook well to but is very $$ pricey


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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 05:28:14 PM »
Thanks for this. 

The Fogo doesn't smoke at much at all, but it too is very pricey.
I would start with lighting the chimney on a pizza pan or other metal disk so you can light it anywhere on your property.

Also been trying different charcoals recently, the market is crazy now, so many choices- Jealous Devil definitely does not smoke as much as Webber charcoal. It cook well to but is very $$ pricey


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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2020, 05:31:32 PM »
I would continue with the Weber coals and just start my chimney on a Smokey Joe in another part of your yard like others have suggested. Maybe offer up some good barbecue to the neighbor once in awhile and he may not complain about the smoke.

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PotsieWeber

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2020, 05:36:52 PM »
Start smoking cheap cigars outside when he is around or has the windows open.
Pretty soon, he'll stop complaining about the charcoal smoke.
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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2020, 05:41:18 PM »
Lol!
Start smoking cheap cigars outside when he is around or has the windows open.
Pretty soon, he'll stop complaining about the charcoal smoke.

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DougWilsonsSlapper

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Re: Alternate chimney starter stands/surfaces?
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2020, 05:41:46 PM »
Smart!

I would continue with the Weber coals and just start my chimney on a Smokey Joe in another part of your yard like others have suggested. Maybe offer up some good barbecue to the neighbor once in awhile and he may not complain about the smoke.

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