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A chimney starter, also called a charcoal chimney, is a gadget that is utilized to spark either lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes. It is generally utilized where charcoal lighter liquid, a hazardous oil by-product, is unacceptable or banned. It is likewise utilized when additional charcoals are called for while the grill is being utilized, such as when gradually cooking something for a couple of hrs.

A kind of chimney starter’s standard tool, called Automatic Dump Type Charcoal Lighter, was created in the 1960s by Hugh King, Lavaughn Johnson, and Garner Byars of Corinth, Mississippi and also marketed under the “Auto Fire” tag.
Making use of a chimney starter

A chimney starter is made use of by putting charcoal (swelling charcoal or briquettes) in the chimney atop the grate, then paper (or various other gas) is positioned listed below the grate to ignite the charcoal. As soon as all the charcoal is burning (beautiful red on the bottom and also ashed over on the top), the chimney is raised by its take care of and also the burning charcoal disposed into the grill.

If a couple of items of burning charcoal are left in the chimney, as well as it is filled up with unignited charcoal, it will quickly stir up the brand-new batch, this moment without the aid of fire lighter in weights or paper, as well as without smoke.

A non-traditional use is to cook directly over or directly beneath the chimney starter, which offers a high-intensity heat-source for flash-searing fish or other foods.