Starting the Charcoal Pile

Charcoal Pile with Solid Wood Starter

Starting the Charcoal Pile

There are many ways to light or start the Charcoal Pile:  electric, butane, pressed sawdust and wax, alcohol, I know a guys who uses a wad of toilet paper to light his Charcoal.  My favorite is solid wood charcoal starter.

We only use Lump Charcoal at my house.  Lump Charcoal is natural and is made from real wood.  All charcoal is not made from real wood, briquettes are often made from bitumous coal, clay and biochar from grass or sawdust.

It makes good sense to use a Firestarter made from Solid Wood just like the Lump Charcoal.  FiddleSticks Charcoal Starter is made from solid oak wood.  When the starter is first lit the powerful flame crackles the charcoal into ignition and later a nice coal and ember is produced to get the fire going quick.

Lighting Charcoal is easy with solid wood firestarter.  A couple pieces in the pile and  light the bottom edge of the starter.  Light the bottom edge because fire travels up easier than down.  After a few minutes the charcoal pile will glow.

I like solid wood firestarter because it is made from solid wood, hardwood, Oak-just like my favorite Lump Charcoal.  Starter made from Solid Wood is also easy to move around in the Charcoal Pile with some BBQ tongs even when it is burning.

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