I am a new user and I have noticed several posts about igniting charcoal. May i submit my method?
My LBGE came with a pack of little square fire starters that worked great, but seemed a bit expensive to me.
I had several Duraflame fire start bricks from use in my fireplace and decided to try them.
After a few tries, I found the optimum use for me was to cut a piece about the size of my thumb from the 7 oz brick. You can also sqeeze together the crumbs that fall off in the cutting. That gives about 10 or 12 starters per brick, making the cost about a dime or so each.
Teepee or pyramid your lump on top on one and you'll have hot charcoal in 10 to 15 minutes.
Have a good weekend.