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Offline Nanag

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Hi, is there any regulations o barbecue lighting fuel?  whether methanol or ethanol can be used ? whats is the economical and approved fuel ? pls suggest.regards from Oman
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Re: barbecue lighting fuel
« Reply #1 on: 11/01/2014 18:44:34 »
I believe the lighting fluids are typically petroleum based.  An alcohol should substitute, but may make slightly cooler flames, and may burn more on the surface, rather than lighting the briquettes.  Methanol is toxic, Ethanol generally isn't, but may be distributed as "denatured", ie, don't drink it.

Also look up "chimney barbecue lighter" on the web.  In a sense it is a glorified coffee can, but can help light briquettes without using a lighter fluid.

Personally, I just use wood, and my favorite "camp fire" lighting technique, often paperless, and without accelerants.
 

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Re: barbecue lighting fuel
« Reply #2 on: 12/01/2014 08:29:44 »
thank you clifford. regards 
 

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