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not the grill master

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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I'm gonna end up burning my hair off.

I put charcoal on one side of the grill, added my lighter fluid... fire. Awesome. But it went away, got all smokey... and then the smoke died down. Leaving me with nothing. Did it again, same thing.

So now what? The charcoal is still black and I know you shouldn't put any meat on until the charcoal is the ashy white.

But idt we'll ever get to that point.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 30, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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littlesippycup
by Baby T-rex Arms on May. 30, 2016 at 2:14 PM
Charcoal duds? Did your coals get wet? Idk, DH always starts the fire.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 30, 2016 at 2:14 PM
Are the briquettes wet or old?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 30, 2016 at 2:19 PM
Old. Damn it. Is that why?

Maybe on the other side of the grill, I can put the new charcoal in.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Are the briquettes wet or old?
mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on May. 30, 2016 at 2:23 PM

sounds like your charcoal is wet. not much you can do except go buy more charcoal.

PinkButterfly66
by Diamond Member on May. 30, 2016 at 2:23 PM

This is why we now have a gas grill.  We used to use hardwood charcoal and those wax and lint starter blocks before we got the gas grill.  Lighter fluid and those briquettes with lighter fluid scare me.  I don't want the carcinogens from the lighter fluid in my food.

emandab
by Platinum Member on May. 30, 2016 at 2:26 PM
Use the new charcoal and let the lighter fluid soak in for 10 minutes. Also make sure the floo is open near or at the bottom of the grill for air flow.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Old. Damn it. Is that why?

Maybe on the other side of the grill, I can put the new charcoal in.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Are the briquettes wet or old?
Seagodess
by Emerald Member on May. 30, 2016 at 2:40 PM
Did you pile up the briquettes, or just lay them out? Piling them up will make them heat up much faster. Then once they are all while, you spread them out a bit.
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