Video: How to Light a Charcoal Grill

Cooking with a Charcoal Grill is a fun way to dine in the summertime. Not sure how to light your new grill? Don’t worry – you got this.
 

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How to Light a Charcoal Grill

 

Cooking with a Charcoal Grill is a fun way to dine in the summertime. Not sure how to light your new grill? Don’t worry – you got this. 

Before you light, always be sure to read the instructions carefully. It’s also important to thoroughly clean and remove ashes and grease from previous use.

Prepare your grill by determining how much charcoal you will need for the meal – one layer is ideal for burgers and steaks, and use two layers for roasts and chickens.  

Stacking the charcoal into a cone shape makes for the best grilling experience.  

Then, pour a quarter cup of lighter fluid per pound of charcoal over the cone-shaped stack of coals, distributing more fluid to the center than the edges.  Let the fluid sit on the coals for 30 seconds.

Next, take a BBQ lighter and light the coals from the bottom on at least two sides of the stack. 

Let the coals burn until they are white on the surface.

Enjoy your authentic barbecue flavour from your charcoal grill. Lighting your grill – don’t worry. You got this. 

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