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Tip #1: Lighting your Charcoal
FRIDAY 04.24.2020

Lighting charcoal properly is as important as measuring your meat temps!

Lighting charcoal properly is as important as measuring your meat temps! You don't want the fire to die down in the middle of a cook. To help you prevent this, we have compiled a list of methods on how to light your fire:

- Paper towel and Oil: This is the best method when you do not have anything else. You can find all items in your house and if done properly it always works.

- FOGOstarters: All natural fire starters that will light up your charcoal and ready to cook in 15 min.

- Electric starter/Heat gun: These are good choices to start your charcoal. The Looftlighter is one of our favorites as it's a mix of both electric starter and heat gun. However, it is not a wireless solution and being close to a socket is not always an option.

- Chimney starter: Easy and reliable, this is our favorite chimney starter. It's portability make it our top choice.

- Propane torch: This is a fast and easy way of lighting your charcoal. Our favorite torch y JJGeorge's blow torch.

- Beeswax starters: Similar to our FOGOstarters, just harder to find.

Check out the video below and find the perfect method for you:


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4638 reviews
Thumbs Up For These Starters

I just recently tried a pack of these and I’m hooked on them now. Easy to light and the pack size is about right for the use you have in a 35 lb bag of lump.

A replacement

The most recent bag was a replacement for one I received damaged. No hassles, no crap. Sent a couple of pictures and a replacement bag was shipped out.
Great product, great service. Must be the reason I only use FOGO

Nothing but the best

Have order several times in the past and will continue to. Also burns clean, hot, and nice size lumps.

Bold Brazilian Flavor

I used this to smoke an untrimmed Tri-tip seasoned only with Kosher salt. The flavor complexity and intensity from the Eucalyptus Charcoal was amazing. Definitely worth trying out.