Charcoal chimney / Firebox - how to??

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by vegas_frak, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. What's the best way to light charcoal in a chimney or firebox without using lighter fluid??
     
  2. trapper

    trapper Smoke Blower

    In a chimney I use a paper towel or two drizzled with vegetable oil or bacon grease.
     
  3. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I set the chimney on my turkeyfryer......side burner on a gas grill works too.
    Or newspaper with some veggie oil.
     
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used both methods, I also use the weed buner at times. I suspect the weed burner will be used more once I get my offset.
     
  5. 3 sheets of paper towels crunched up to baseball size, spritzed with cooking oil, placed under the chim...lite and there ya go. Very little residue to clean up as with paper too.
     
  6. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    Weedburner all the way.
     
  7. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I use the turkey fryer most of the time.
     
  8. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I use a propane torch.
     
  9. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    3 or 4 pieces of plain ol newspaper wadded up works for me. Takes about 15 minutes.
     
  10. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I bought some of those little packs you light under the charcoal. They work good without the mess of newspaper blowing around. I used to use the side burner of my grill but didn't like the ash getting in the burner.
     

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