Originally Posted by ButtBurner
geez i just 2 sheets of newpaper and my charcoal chimney.
simple enough, always works, never have to buy anything. Always have newpapers around
those cubes would be handy starting the fireplace
That's great if you're lighting a bunch of coal at once for grilling, but if you're starting a fire for an all-day indirect slow cook in a kamado, say, one or half of one of those little cubes is great to light just a couple pieces of lump in the center of your pile, so that it will burn slowly a few lumps at a time and keep you at smoking temp all day without having to add coal.