Now it’s time to heat up the charcoal. Here are a few options.
A chimney starter is a metal cylinder that you fill with charcoal. Add newspaper to the bottom and light it in several places to ignite the charcoal. Give it about 10 minutes to heat up and when you can see flames coming out the top, carefully pour the burning charcoal into the drum of your grill and add some additional charcoal on top if needed.
Organic fire starters are all-natural cubes that sit among your charcoal. They’re highly flammable – simply light them with a barbecue lighter or match and let them heat up the charcoal.
An electrical charcoal barbecue starter is a great option for safely lighting coals. Just plug it in, bury the metal loop in the charcoal and it will be red hot in minutes.