How to Make a DIY Charcoal Chimney Starter
Learn how to make an inexpensive and disposable DIY charcoal chimney starter using only an orange juice or milk carton.
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DIY Charcoal Chimney
Can Opener or Scissors
Utility Knife or Scissors
Empty Orange Juice or Milk Carton
Cut the top off your OJ or Milk carton
Clean and wipe out the inside with a paper towel
Punch or cut small holes around the perimeter of the base of the carton, about 3-4 on each side.
Place some crumpled newspaper at the bottom of the carton
Fill on top of the newspaper with dry, fresh charcoal
Place the filled carton on your grill and light the newspaper through one of the holes with the lighter.
Let the entire carton and newspaper burn away as the chimney lights, about 15 minutes.
Spread the lit charcoal around using BBQ tongs.
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