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
Leviticus Bennett says
I like the different configurations you showed in your image. I’m looking forward to summer and plan to get really good at outdoor cooking. It’s nice that the Big Green Egg is great at maintaining heat.
Mike Beek says
Are you new to the Big Green Egg? If so, you’re in for a fun ride.