May 19, 2022 4 min read
Having an outdoor portable fire pit is a comfortable way to gather with family or friends. Whether you like the taste of grilled vegetables or the charred flavor of steak, there's no denying that grilling gives your food that classic "grilled" flavor. You can use charcoal in your fire pit. Charcoal is wood that burns in oxygen-deprived areas, but it can still burn more and produce heat, making it a great option if you plan to cook in a fire pit. Knowing how to use a charcoal fire pit is an essential summer skill. Thankfully, it's not difficult. Once you understand the basics, lighting charcoal is very easy because fire is highly contagious. Keeping charcoal together will help the fire spread easily and allow you to use them more quickly. Below, you will find a list of some of the popular ways so as to easily start the perfect flame.
Lighter fluid is easy to find at grocery stores around the area, and this method is perfect for getting started with charcoal portable bbq fire pit. To use lighter fluid, follow these simple steps:
The entire process takes about 15 minutes. Use only the recommended lighter fuel, not kerosene or gasoline. Gasoline is very flammable and its use in a barbecue can cause many problems such as fires.
Charcoal chimney starter
The chimney starter looks like a large coffee can or an upright metal box with perforated dividers inside. This simple device most often uses newspaper to light charcoal. It is designed to keep the coals above the flame, so the edges light up faster and ignite adjacent coals. You can follow these steps.
Electric charcoal starter
An electric ignition is another option for starting a charcoal portable fire pit. This method requires that you have an electrical outlet nearby, which can be done using an extension outlet obtained from a store. A starter needs to be plugged in to start the charcoal fire. An electric charcoal starter has a metal ring that you can place over some charcoal and then cover completely with more charcoal.
Electric starters light charcoals a little slower than open flames, but when you start your grill with an electric charcoal starter, you will not need lighter fluid, newspaper, matches or a lighter.
Whether you prefer a lighter, a chimney or an electric starter, once you've mastered a method you can easily light a charcoal portable bbq fire pit and enjoy bonfires and barbecue parties with friends and family!
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