Light up a Charcoal Grill without using Lighter Fluid

It just tastes better

Food just tastes better when grilled on charcoal, but sometime people are too lazy or afraid to get their hands dirty – they just don’t realize how easy it is to light it up.
There’s nothing more sad than to spoil good food with gasoline smell, so put down those lighter fluids and follow these few easy steps. After years of testing different methods, I present you the easiest and the cleanest way to do it:

Roll some toilet paper

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Soak it in oil while leaving the top dry

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Place the rolls at the bottom of your grill and light them.

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If your barbecue has a bottom net, place it and pile up some charcoal on top. make sure not to block some air flow to the flames. If you don’t have that kind of barbecue, just gather the charcoal around the toilet paper rolls and let it do the work.

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Leave the thing to work for about 10-15 minutes.

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That’s it. You are ready to grill some awesome food.

All photos in this post were taken by Elad Baranga AKA barangapix

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