I plan to take my BGE for it's maiden run here soon. I have two bags of this lump charcoal (one bag from BGE and the other is something like DAMN GOOD LUMP CHARCOAL). It was just me and my son for dinner last night and I just made some brats and dogs but I thought I would use the lump charcoal to see what it was about. I tried using an electric starter and that was a whiff. My son said "use lighter fluid" and surprisingly I had some. But instead I grabbed some briquets that I had and got those started and the lump started along with them. But when I use the BGE the briquets are a no-no. So use one of these "campfire flares" connected to a propane canister? I also have these starter blocks that just look like pressed cardboard. I'm not dismissing them but I don't have a lot of confidence they will work well. Does a "chimney" come into play at all? What are the best options for convenience, speed, etc? Cheers and thanks.
Edited by ER Pemberton, 22 May 2021 - 06:58 AM.