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Do I really need a chimney starter?

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Do I really need a chimney starter?

stratford | Aug 30, 2008 11:38 AM

I just bought a Weber outdoor charcoal kettle grill thinking I would try my hand at grilling on very rare occasions. It's a very basic and small sized model with just the bowl and dome. Question is, do I really need a chimney starter, or can I manage fine by lighting the coals in the bowl of the grill with lighter fluid and newspaper underneath? My tendency is to think I can do the latter, and a chimney starter is not really necessary...what do you think?

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