This is the second installment of our 2 part series on why not to use lighter fluid. The purpose this is being documented is because most folks either don’t wait long enough for the lighter fluid to burn off and put the food on too soon. Even if proper time was given for it to burn off, the coals would burn too quickly and you’d need a refill.
We have included the few simple steps of using a propane torch to get your coals lit.
Prepare your coals and/or wood chunks in your grill.
Connect your propane tank to your torch like so
Turn your propane valve counter-clockwise and light the tip of the torch with a utility lighter seen HERE. Then lower the lit torch to the coals
Keep your torch on the coals for 30 seconds to a minute depending on the amount of coals you were using
Remove your torch once your fire has the consistency of the below pic
Disconnect your propane tank from your torch and store both items in a safe place.
You are now ready to put the meat on while efficiently using your charcoal.
CAUTION: Please do not complete this tutorial using Match Light charcoal or any other charcoal that has been pre-saturated with lighter fluid. Doing so may cause undesired results.