I have also found that using the weed burner to start the fire I don't really have to get much of the charcoal started. Maybe 5 or 6 coals with a little flame and that's it, nowhere near a half a chimney. I think it comes to temp maybe a couple minutes slower but it is easy to level it off with the temp going up slower.
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