Charcoal grilling elitists love lump charcoal. You might think that it’s more difficult to use than the more readily available briquette version, but guess what? It’s actually very easy to learn how to light lump charcoal! It lights quickly, produces less ash than briquette charcoal, burns hotter, and makes it easier to adjust the temperature of the coals.
You, too, can enjoy the pure, natural heat that lump charcoal brings to your favorite grilled meats and veggies by following our super easy guide to lighting lump charcoal! Don’t worry, by the way—we’ll show you not one but two different ways to get your fire started.