Method 1: Lighting the coals with a chimney starter. Fill the chimney with charcoal. Fill the chimney with the appropriate amount of charcoal. Add newspaper and light it. Add one or two sheets of newspaper, following the instructions on the chimney. When you see flames up top, pour out the coals.
Method 2. Lighting Charcoal with Lighter Fluid. Group the coals in a pyramid shape at the bottom of the grill. Pour a generous amount of lighter fluid onto the coal. Add a little more lighter fluid to moisten the fuel. Light the charcoal carefully with a long match or long lighter. Let it burn for 10-15 minutes.
Follow these simple steps and you'll be up and cooking in no time. Clean your grill. Open the vents. Decide on charcoal. Pack the charcoal. Start the charcoal. Allow the coals to burn. Pour the charcoal. Arrange the charcoal.
Grilling with charcoal can be a daunting task for any grill beginner. If you want to be a master charcoal griller, the first step is knowing how to light the coals.
. Kitchen Director Robby Melvin's definitive method of lighting a charcoal grill.. Step 3. Light the newspaper and wait until all the charcoal in the chimney is .