How to Light Lump Charcoal?
Lump Charcoal Buyers’ Guide
Good charcoal is pure carbon made by cooking wood in a very low oxygen temperature. Lump charcoal, in its turn, is made from wood scraps from sawmills and from the flooring. There are a lot of advantages when cooking with lump charcoal. These advantages include being all-natural, containing no additives, has a more effortless temperature adjustment, ash is less when cooking with lump charcoal, and also it lights quickly.
Lighting lump charcoal is pretty easy and does not take you much time. You can use a charcoal chimney starter. You will need to fill paper or newspaper at the bottom of the chimney, fill the top of it with lump charcoal, use a match to burn the newspapers at the bottom of the chimney. You will need to wait for 15 to 20 minutes for the charcoal to change its color into red. After you notice the charcoal changed its color pour it under your grill grate and use ash rake or another fireproof tool to spread it evenly.
Note that charcoal is very responsive to oxygen, and the burn time may vary based on the area and circumstances. If you cook on an open picnic grill, the typical burning time for lump charcoal is about 45 minutes. In a closed-off area like air regulated type of grills, the time for burning may be extended to 3 to 4 hours as there is less oxygen, and the charcoal is not that responsive. So, if you think there is an exact time you know when the charcoal is ready for grilling, you might be wrong, it depends on several factors such as the outside temperature and wind speed.
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