Tag - Lighting

Lighting Charcoal Grills

There are several ways to light a charcoal grill. On the one hand, the fuel can be ignited directly. For this charcoal or briquettes are piled up in a pyramid. Subsequently, three solid paraffin-based igniters per 0.5 kg or of compressed wood fiber pieces are added and ignited. Alternatively, liquid grill lighters of dearomatized kerosene oil or gel concentrates of pure N-paraffin are applied to three to four passages of walnut size and ignited.  An inexpensive option is the use of egg cartons: separate the individual trays, place some below the fuel and light. Gasoline or spirits are taboo when barbecuing, because they can produce dangerous jet flames!  We recommend that you use LANDMANN's specially environmentally friendly wax-impregnated wool. 

Charcoal starter

An almost ideal option for firing the fire indirectly and, above all, quickly is to light the charcoal starter.  On a refractory base, the charcoal grate or the fire bowl, a priming cube is lit singly or together with crumpled newspaper. The required amount of coal enters the ignition chimney, and the cylinder, which is open at the bottom, is then simply placed over the flames: the warm air rises, the negative pressure is compensated by inflowing air. The fire then gets hotter, more oxygen is added, which intensifies the flames. 

Wood for your smoker.

When buying firewood for your smoker, make sure you purchase a good quality wood, because it is a question of preparing food. Ideal are untreated logs, which have been stored dry for two to three years, about 25 to 30 cm long and weighing about ½ kg. each. A log like that is sufficient to fire the smoker for about an hour.  Not every kind of wood is suitable for smoking and grilling. With oak wood, no bark should be left on the wood, otherwise tannic acids may form when burning. Please do not use any oily, fresh or coniferous woods. Glued, rotten and construction timber should be absolutely avoided.  Ignite the wood quickly and safely in five steps  1.Spread LANDMANN Lighting Wool on the charcoal grid 
  1. Build thin logs into a tower
3.Ignite with the help of a barbecue lighter, e.g.  with the LANDMANN Lighter  
  1. Use thicker logs when the basic temperature level is reached
5.Due to the long cooking times, you should regularly check the combustion level in the firebox to avoid temperature fluctuations in the smoker 

Handling your barbecue

When handling your barbecue form lighting lifting the lid, you want to be on the safe side and use glove. With grill gloves, such as those from LANDMANN, you can be sure that your hands are protected. Not only do gloves protect your hands from hot coals and other heat sources when you're barbecuing, but they also give you enough ability to handle tongs, flippers and knives.

Our Leather BBQ Gloves, made of robust split leather on the outside and made of soft cowhide on the outside, are characterized by their good fingering and grip properties with high heat resistance. The extra-long cuffs also protect against flying sparks. 

The stability of the heat-resistant stainless-steel firebox, its wide heat shield and ergonomically shaped handle make it a reliable and safe helper when handling fire and embers. 

LANDMANN Lighting Wool, a product of ecological forestry, is suitable for all charcoal grills, smokers and the firebox. The long-handled grill lighter ensures safe lighting.