We recommend using Lump Charcoal because they contain no additives or fillers. This makes for more efficient burning, less ash than charcoal briquettes and much better tasting food.

  • Make a pyramid of lump charcoal in the center of the fire grate/ashpan.
  • Light using fire starters or a charcoal chimney starter. WE RECOMMEND NOT TO USE LIGHTER FLUIDS. 
  • Leave lid open until the coals are lit and there is no black smoke coming from the coals. 
  • Smoke should be clear/white and there should be no flames coming off the coals. 
  • Starter sticks (we recommend starter sticks with no kerosene, fats, or scents) should be completely burned before you begin cooking. 
  • Adjust dampers to control temperature. More air flow means more heat.

Still need help? Contact Us Contact Us