Gas assist is terrific... with a chimney starter. Oil some newspaper, pack it in, then add the charcoal and fire up the gas assist. You only need it on 30 seconds and then the starter takes over. I little tank of gas will then last you ages.
Aussie Lamb Farker Awardee!
Show me smoking and grilling LAMB for an ALF Award!
Resurrected for 2014: PM me if you've posted grilling or smoking LAMB in QTalk!
Just remember... the standard has gone up. You Americans are getting good at LAMB!
IMBAS Certified MOINK BALLER (NOSKOS RULE)
"Bullet Bill" WSM
"Blue Lou" Performer
Too many other bits of BBQ Gear to count!