Once you’ve loaded the charcoal, the next step is to start your fire.
This isn’t the hard part, but there are a few different ways to do it. Over time you will develop your favorite style.
I used the chimney for quite a while. I even bought a propane torch to light the newspaper in the chimney because it worked better than a cheap lighter.
Now, I’ve gone back to what I started with…fire starters on top of the charcoal.
I still use my propane torch because I find it works better than one of those disposable butane lighter sticks.
Here are a couple of videos that show some of the details and techniques…
From Chef Tips
The guys at Howard Brothers True Value in Duluth, GA show you yet another way to get the fire started…
Tips from FlamingRoosterBBQ