Lighting Your PBC

LIGHTING YOUR PIT BARREL COOKER

Two proper methods using charcoal briquets

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WHAT YOU NEED

  • Standard Charcoal Briquets
  • Lighter

METHOD 1 – Chimney Method

  • Chimney Starter
    Sold separately
  • Newspaper or similar

METHOD 2 – Lighter Fluid

  • Charcoal Lighter Fluid

DIRECTIONS

Method 1 – Chimney Method

  1. Fill your PBC coal basket completely level with your briquets.
  2. Remove approximately 1/4 (40 briquets) and place in the top of your chimney starter.
  3. Place coal basket with remaining 3/4 briquets in the bottom of your PBC.
  4. Set grill grate in your PBC, place crumpled paper under your chimney starter and place on the grate.
  5. Light the paper through vents in lower sides of chimney starter.
  6. 2000 ft or below let your coals burn 12-15 minutes, all other elevations 20 minutes VERY IMPORTANT! , remove from the grill grate, and pour the coals from the chimney into your coal basket in the bottom of the PBC.
  7. Begin your cook immediately.

Method 2 – Lighter Fluid

  1. Fill your PBC coal basket completely level with your briquets.
  2. Douse each briquet with lighter fluid.
  3. Immediately place coal basket in the bottom of your PBC and light briquets.
  4. With the lid off, 2000 ft or below let your coals burn 12-15 minutes, all other elevations 20 minutes VERY IMPORTANT!.
  5. Begin your cook.