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+1. The Weber starter cubes work great for all types of cooks. I know other people like their methods, but a 20 cent starter cube with a match has never failed me.mlamb01 said:Think of it this way... For low and slow, you are better off having a small, compact, hot fire going than one that is cool and spread out, just barely hot enough to keep itself lit. Those fires will go out over time.I light in the center of the lump pile, and place the starter cube in a little pocket I make on the top. Light and leave the lid open till the flames from the starter go out, then put in the plate setter and grid, and close the lid. Bottom and top vents remain fully open until about 50 degrees away from my target temp, then I start closing them down.Once your fire reaches a certain combustion temp(you can tell this by the color of the smoke, it will be thin and smell good), you don't have to worry about the VOC's from unburned lump. I have done many low and slows and found that some pieces in my lump pile never caught.