Hi everyone, I've been reading quite a bit on how fellow bbq'rs light up charcoal and I believe the method I learned 20+ years ago is something you should give it a try. It starts briquettes and lump charcoal very, very easy without a chimney. If you use it with a chimney it works much better than using newspaper. It's all natural, no chemical fluids. It's a free ebook loaded with pictures of the starting process you can download it at www.howtobarbeque101.com - drop me a line and let me know how it went.