Choosing the Right Method to Light Your BBQ Briquettes

When it comes to firing up your barbecue, choosing the right method to light your briquettes can make all the difference. We hear from you requested how best to do this… Here, we’ll explore various options to help you achieve quick and efficient results.

Wood Wool

Wood wool is an excellent choice for lighting briquettes due to its ability to ignite quickly and provide a steady flame. Simply place a handful of wood wool beneath your briquettes and light it using a match or lighter. Within minutes, your briquettes will be ready to cook on.

Natural Firelighters

For an environmentally friendly option, natural firelighters are a great alternative. Made from renewable materials such as wood shavings or wax, these firelighters ignite easily and burn cleanly, without leaving behind any harmful residue.

Standard Firelighters

Standard firelighters are a popular choice for lighting charcoal briquettes due to their convenience and reliability. These small, pre-treated cubes are designed to ignite quickly and provide a consistent flame, making them ideal for use in BBQs.

Lighting Gel

Lighting gel is another effective option for lighting briquettes, offering a clean and odorless flame. Simply apply a small amount of gel to the surface of your briquettes and light it with a match or lighter. Within minutes, your briquettes will be glowing and ready to cook on.

Chimney Starter

A chimney starter is a traditional yet highly effective method for lighting charcoal briquettes. Simply fill the chimney with briquettes, place a few sheets of crumpled newspaper beneath it, and light the paper. As the paper burns, it will ignite the briquettes above, creating a strong and even heat source for your barbecue.

Achieving Perfectly Lit Briquettes

Regardless of the method you choose, the key is to ensure that your briquettes are fully lit and covered in grey ash before you start cooking. This may take some time, so it’s important to plan ahead. Aim to light your briquettes at least 30 minutes before you intend to start cooking, giving them ample time to reach the desired temperature.

Our Recommendation

At Bar-Be-Quick, we offer a range of high-quality briquettes made from natural ingredients such as sustainable charcoal fines or our wood free briquettes made from recycled waste coconut husks, mango stone, and corn residue. Whether you opt for our wood-free briquettes or our standard variety, the same lighting methods apply. Choose the method that best suits your preferences and enjoy hassle-free grilling every time.