Q. What is QuickFire made of?
A. QuickFire is a proprietary blend of all-natural paraffin wax. Even the packaging, which appears to be plastic, is simply compressed vegetable oil. This patented formula is what makes QuickFire water resistant for use in even the most severe weather such as rain, snow or high winds.
Q. How fast does QuickFire light?
A. QuickFire has a light time of ½ to 2 seconds, depending on the humidity and type of match or lighter used it can take longer. It will light similar to lighting an ordinary candle and slowly build in density. If you need a longer burn time, simply add more QuickFire.
Q. What size flame does QuickFire produce?
A. One pouch of QuickFire produces a 8-13 inch flame for 8 -10 minutes.
Q. Can I light QuickFire with a magnesium striker?
A. Yes. QuickFire normally requires a heat source of 425+ degrees, such as a match or lighter. However, if you scrape off a little of the QuickFire pouch then spark it, the magnesium will light the QuickFire and get your fire started.
Q. Can I use QuickFire in my fireplace or wood burning stove?
A. Yes, QuickFire is so safe, you can use it in your fireplace and wood stove. It will light similar to a candle with no flareups and gradually grow in density. It will easily dry out wet wood and create the proper draw up the chimney or flue.
Q. Is QuickFire dangerous. Could it explode?
A. No. QuickFire is NOT a combustible and there is no explosive hazard. Due to its wax composition, it is recommended that QuickFire is kept in a place below 150 degrees - this is extremely hot, and the worst that would happen is that the product might simply melt.
Q. Is QuickFire safe to cook with? Will it boil water?
A. Yes - as an all natural substance, it is safe to cook with and gets plenty hot to boil water.
Q. How do I light charcoal briquettes using a charcoal chimney?
A. A charcoal chimney is a great way to light briquettes. Simply place QuickFire under the chimney, light it and place the chimney with your charcoal in it, over the flame. It typically will take about 5-8 minutes to light all of your charcoal depending on how much charcoal you have in the chimney.
Q. How do I light charcoal briquettes using a Weber or Charbroil grill?
A. Place QuickFire under the bottom grate (charcoal grate). On the charcoal grate place your charcoal in a pyramid and then light your QuickFire. It typically will take about 8-10 minutes to light all of your charcoal (the edges will turn white) depending on how much charcoal you have on the grate. Once the edges of the charcoal are white, spread out the charcoal evenly for best results with a non burnable device and long enough where you don’t burn your hand such as a pair of tongs and you can then place the 2nd top grate (cooking grate) in place to begin cooking.
Q. Does QuickFire work if it gets wet?
A. Yes! Due to the wax substance QuickFire is water resistant it will still work if it gets wet. In fact it will even float and burn right on water.
Q. Does QuickFire work in the wind or will it blow out?
A. You do have to shield QuickFire from the wind when you first light it for 20-30 seconds, however, QuickFire will burn in winds in upwards of 30 MPH once it is lit.
Q. Is there an odor with QuickFire?
A. There is a slight odor from the wax substance, much like a candle burning, however there are no harmful chemicals or harsh odor.
Q. If my fire is going out can I add more to QuickFire?
A. Yes, you can add more QuickFire to any fire just as long as you don’t smother the flame when pouring. If you do, simply relight.
Q. What is the best way to store QuickFire?
A. A cool dry place is the best, but it can be stored anywhere that is less than 150 degrees. At 160 degrees the paraffin in it will start to melt. It can also be safely stored right next to food.