Lighting Charcoal Barbecues
So, to light the charcoal barbecue, there are various methods. The finding of many Barbecue chefs is that the BBQ is finally ready for perfect cooking after everyone started the dessert. Just to be clear about what we mean here, the BBQ is ready when the coal appears "white". Below we explain different methods. Taking into account convenience, reliability, speed and cleanliness, our preferences go for the Electric Charcoal Barbecue Starter, Rapid'BBQ.
Electric Charcoal Barbecue Starter
Here is a charcoal starter system well known in northern Europe, which will finally relieve Barbecue lovers elsewhere in Europe. The charcoal starting is a critical phase, which raises many issues for debate. The Electric Charcoal Barbecue Starter like the Rapid'BBQ ensures that part so you can enjoy your barbecue party and focus mainly on your guests or preparation for the cooking. As a bonus your barbecue charcoal is ready in 10 minutes, so the aperitif that will not last a minute longer than planned!! Click HERE to learn more about Rapid'BBQ, the Electric Charcoal Barbecue Lighter.
These different flammable liquids are to be used the following way; spray or pour it on the charcoal, let it penetrate for some time, put on fire with a matchstick or special lighter and wait. You have to deal with a flammable liquid that a smells and a result that is not at all certain. It takes some 30 minutes before the BBQ is ready for cooking. Who has not had the experience of trying this, but it did not work? ESPECIALLY DO NOT POUR MORE FLAMMABLE LIQUID ON A BARBECUE THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN STARTED WITHOUT SUCCESS!
Flammable tablets well placed are quite efficient, and less unpleasant than liquids. The only thing, besides the smell, is that they tend to start the charcoal just above itself and given the size that is not much. It will be necessary to build a "tower" of charcoal and redistribute the glowing charcoal pieces after. It takes some 30 minutes before the BBQ is ready for cooking. Attention, the flammable tablets exposed to air and sun lose their efficiency quickly.
The traditional way
The traditional way goes with dry branches, pinecones, paper etc. It is very classy and “clean”, the latter meaning no chemicals at least. You better have some knowledge succeeding with this at the first try. Of course, you need access to branches, pinecones, paper etc. As with flammable liquids and tablets, you should expect some 30 minutes to pass before your BBQ is ready to begin cooking.