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Large Juice Can as Charcoal Chimney

Yesterday, I wanted to barbecue for the first time this year. I realized that I had no lighter fluid and really needed to start the coals up quickly. I thought of those charcoal starter chimneys and remembered I had a can of juice in my pantry. I emptied it into a pitcher and cut out the top and bottom. I put it on top of the bottom grate of my grill, put some newspaper in it, then some coals, and lit it. In no time, I had white hot charcoal. Easy!


By KatherineC from Reno, NV

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July 5, 20110 found this helpful

And best of all... no icky lighter-fluid flavor to your food!

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May 22, 20160 found this helpful

wonderful, I have been having a problem with starting coals now I know and I have the large #10 cans that were veggies. I plan on doing some cooking this week for a group. Thanks for the best idea.

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