I am somewhat sympathetic to this advice. But the electric charcoal starter is still, I must insist, the preferred tool of "bar-b-que for dummies." It takes you only 8-9 minutes to get the charcoal ready for cooking, thus cutting the starting time in half. I've used Kingsford (an excellent charcoal btw) both regular and the immediate starter stuff. But the electric starter is a cheaper and more efficient way to go.Originally posted by jaybird0827
You're either using the wrong kind of fluid, or too much. I use Kingsford. It's a quality brand. You spray it on the coals, ignite immediately, and walk off for like 20 min - 1/2 hr. It burns off. No taste. There may be other brands with similar formulas. This stuff is a lot better than it used to be.
Cheers -- J. Sulzmann