How many times have you attended a cookout and can’t wait to dig into the meat candy but as soon as it hits your tastebuds you want to spit it out? As the taste of lighter fluid permeates your mouth and you feel like you’re breathing fire out your nose you think to yourself, “There has to be a better way!”.
You’re right! There is a better way. We’re going to explore one of the easiest, foolproof ways to get your grilling off to a good start. You’ll be able to show of your grilling prowess without having your guests looking for a bush to spit out their grub.
Before we get to the steps let’s talk about what exactly is a chimney starter. A chimney starter is basically a metal cylinder with a grate at the bottom. On the sides you’ll have at least one handle and sometimes two handles to aid in pouring out the lit charcoal. The charcoal sits on the grate and the paper will be under it. Once lit a draft is created to ignite the charcoal.