I don't have a weed burner yet, and was planning on starting the fire off in a charcoal chimney and put it in the chute followed by the unlit charcoal. But last night my cousin and his friend stopped by to see the toy, and he suggested trying to use a couple of Weber lighter cubes set on top of a brick in the ash tray. So I figured I would give it a try.
It worked like a charm. Once the lighter cubes were spent I just removed the brick, and closed the fire box.
Once the smoker was up to temp. I threw in several chunks of peach and pecan wood for the smoke.