tricks to fast charcoal lighting

Old 07-06-06, 04:07 PM
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tricks to fast charcoal lighting

What tricks do you guys do to get the charcoal going faster. Other than just lighter fluid
Old 07-06-06, 04:28 PM
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lighter fluid

not real big on the taste of petroleum

heres what I use :

Ive used similar ones but this has a nice design . starts quick , one peice of newspaper
Old 07-07-06, 05:24 AM
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Don't think I woud pay $12 + shipping, tho. When we still used charcoal (last century), we used an empty coffee can with the bottom cut out; same idea as mango's link and a lot cheaper.
Old 07-07-06, 05:45 AM
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I still do it the old fashioned way. If I know we'll be eating around 3:00 I start the coals at 2:30.

They do work well though. My friend uses on just like that one.
Old 07-07-06, 05:57 AM
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I keep my big coffee cans and cut slots in the sides after removing the ends. Can't see paying a store for a chimney when I can make one that lasts half the summer. Paper in the bottom, charcoal and then your choice on using lighter fluids.

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