Starting the Fire


Porter Cable Heat Gun 2I’ve researched the options on the best method of starting a fire in the Big Green Egg.  I came across a post a while back that led me to the Porter Cable 1500 watt Heat Gun.  Oh boy!  This thing is like a hair dryer on steroids.  Just set up your lump charcoal.  Plug in the heat gun and hold the nozzle near the coals.  In a couple of minutes the coals start to glow.

At that point, I turn the heat down and the blower speed down and just let the coals get some air and start a nice fire.  With this, there are no fumes or after tastes from starter blocks.  Easy peasy.  And the heat gun is around $35.oo at!