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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:02 PM
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Default Coal problems.

So i bought some coal today and itīs a different kind then im used to. Itīs the kind that most people put on one of those heating things, but i donīt have one what can i do to light them effectively?
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Put them on your gas or electric stove.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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well it seems you are used to Quick Lites.
sounds to me you bought naturals,in order to light these you need a stove,or butane torch or something similar.don't use bbq coals or lighter fluid,both will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:20 PM
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Well i tried putting them in a pan but the smell and smoke coming out of them was to much to handle. It might have been because the pan is old but will it work with a new one?
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:24 PM
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what kind of coal is it? and why are you using a pan?
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Well itīs some cheap stuff, the lettering is in arabic or something so i canīt read and i used a pan because i didnīt want to get ashes on the stove.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Well itīs some cheap stuff, the lettering is in arabic or something so i canīt read and i used a pan because i didnīt want to get ashes on the stove.
take a picture of the box.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:42 PM
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take a picture of the box.
Will do. But not until tommmorow as itīs getting kinda late.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: Coal problems.

If they are naturals,using a pan is not going to do it,unless the pan gets red hot.If your stove is gas, try using bbq tongs to hold the coal,if it is electric,just put the coal on the element until red hot.If you don't like getting ashes all over the place,buy a electric hotplate(single burner stove) I think it was a Walgreens website I had seen them.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 07:22 PM
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if you have a flat top stove DO NOT PUT THE COALS ON IT

if you have a coil stove just toss them on one of the coils, its just ash and you can clean it off, my friend designated one coil on his stove for coals to confine the mess (and a stove with coils will light faster than the stand alone coil burners any way)

a blow torch will work but you will ash the coals fully before the inside is lit all the way and if you put them on you will get bad tastes. i have one of the hotter burning torches (has the push button that lights it self, and it pulls a lot of atmosphere so it burns really hot) and had issues lighting coals with it.

if you have a camp stove try that, its meant to be messy any way
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Old March 29th, 2009, 08:25 PM
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why dont you put coals on flat top?
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Old March 29th, 2009, 08:35 PM
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why dont you put coals on flat top?
a flat top stove looks like this.


if you put the coals on it, they will heat up to 300+ degrees and melt right through your stove, melting/ruining it.

one of these however, is perfect for natural coal lighting.

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Old March 29th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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why dont you put coals on flat top?
like chadtizzle said it can discolor it and mess it up, people have also cracked the ceramic top (which is weird since it is ceramic but its happened enough to be a worry)

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Old March 29th, 2009, 09:43 PM
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a flat top stove looks like this.


if you put the coals on it, they will heat up to 300+ degrees and melt right through your stove, melting/ruining it.

one of these however, is perfect for natural coal lighting.
I know what a damn stove looks like,

I'm sorry Chad but that is the dumbest shit I've ever heard, do you have any idea how hot a pan gets when you cook? between 300-500*f. wow. I've been hardcore cooking on high heat for 10 years and burning natural coals for 2 years on a stove like that, I've never had a pan burn through my house. Insane.

Matt, thanks for your info, it is believable and relevant, I wonder if it differs per stove brand? Do you have the threads or articles discussing what happened to these people?

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I know what a damn stove looks like,

I'm sorry Chad but that is the dumbest shit I've ever heard, do you have any idea how hot a pan gets when you cook? between 300-500*f. wow. I've been hardcore cooking on high heat for 10 years and burning natural coals for 2 years on a stove like that, I've never had a pan burn through my house. Insane.

Matt, thanks for your info, it is believable and relevant, I wonder if it differs per stove brand? Do you have the threads or articles discussing what happened to these people?
your not very nice
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Default Re: Coal problems.

LOL,



I AM I SWEAR!

I;m not trying to be mean but by that logic every stove in america should be a mini-Chernobyl.

I just want proof lol.

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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Default Re: Coal problems.

uh, its not safe really, 300degrees is a joke, the coals get hotter than that.

just goto walgreens, pick up a cheap coil top for 8 bucks and you are done.

gas and coil stoves will do.

do not use a pan.

if you are afraid of getting the stove dirty, get some foil, put it under the coil or around the gas burner to collect ash, voila.
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Default Re: Coal problems.

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LOL,



I AM I SWEAR!

I;m not trying to be mean but by that logic every stove in america should be a mini-Chernobyl.

I just want proof lol.
yeah i was thinking the same thing
but still your mean
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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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one of these however, is perfect for natural coal lighting.

And for keeping vegetables warm too.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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if you are afraid of getting the stove dirty, get some foil, put it under the coil or around the gas burner to collect ash, voila.
That might be one of the greatest things i have heard. The stove wont get hurt or anything when you use foil right?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 05:38 AM
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That might be one of the greatest things i have heard. The stove wont get hurt or anything when you use foil right?
No. GOODBYE APPREHENSION AND SAFETY HELLO SMOKING HOOKAH.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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as to the temp of the coals like photo said is well above 300, paper burns at 451 and wood takes some more heat to get going , realistically your talking 500-700 i would guesstimate

if youve gone 2 years on a flat top lighting coals and not cracked it your very lucky from all the people that i have heard have issues

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