How to Light Charcoal Without Lighter Fluid

by Erik Grahek


  • Charcoal
  • Small to medium size sticks
  • Paper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Make a small fire in the middle of the charcoal.

    Step 2

    Once you get a nice little fire going, start adding charcoal. You want to add a couple at a time- you don't want to smother the fire!!

    Step 3

    Soon the charcoal itself will ignite and you can then add the rest of the charcoal.

    Step 4

    Give it 10-15 min and your ready to grill. This process took me maybe 5 minutes longer than using lighter fluid.