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May 24, 2016 Last updated: October 15, 2018

How to Light a Charcoal Grill

Light a Charcoal Grill 2

Nothing says manly Americana like standing in front of charcoal grill that’s spewing flames like the upturned end of a rocket ship. But creating a massive fire doesn’t always equate to properly prepping a charcoal grill. At the end of the day, you’ll earn more admirers by serving up great tasting brats and burgers than by offering a low-budget pyrotechnics show. Learn to light your charcoal grill using one of these two methods and you’re sure to get the praise you deserve.

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Illustrated by Ted Slampyak

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