How To Light A Charcoal Grill

Charcoal grills can add layers of flavor to meats and vegetables when you're grilling out. It's not hard to light a charcoal grill, but it can be intimidating if you're new to grilling or trying out charcoal verses gas. Join Davis Knox of Fire & Flavor to learn his best tips on getting the charcoal fire started.


Hey I'm Davis Knox. I'm gonna show you how to light all natural charcoal with an all natural fire starter. So I've got a little cube of a fire starter. You notice when you break these off from the packaging, they actually make a little frayed edge. This is the part that you're gonna light. So I've gotten my charcoal already stacked in my grill. We always say to stack Start and then spread, so we've stacked the charcoal, we've nestled the fire starters underneath the charcoal, and we're gonna go ahead and light a frayed edge on each of the two starter cubes that I've got in my stack of lump charcoal. And you want to allow your charcoal to burn until it ashes over so it will turn white and that's when you want to spread it out on your charcoal grill and then you can start grilling. [MUSIC]
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