Our 100% natural coconut shell charcoal briquettes do not contain any nitrates (or other lighting agents such as sawdust) which help make briquettes light faster but cause unpleasant side effects. However, the high fixed carbon content of our briquettes means they will burn hotter and longer, once they are lit, than other varieties of briquettes.
The best way to light our briquettes is by using an electric coil heater. Turn the heater up to high and place the briquettes on one face for approximately 4 mins then flip it over. Wait until almost all sides are coated with a thin layer of ash. Total lighting time may take up to 10 minutes. Larger briquettes may take longer to light than the smaller sized ones.