Charcoal Tips & Lighting


There are several methods to light your charcoal. However we strongly recommend the following 2 methods, one for grilling and the other for BBQ and other types of slow cooking.

1) For grilling we recommend the use of a charcoal chimney. 

Stack the Hex Logs vertically and ignite using newspaper, a starter pack or two cotton balls soaked in rubbing alcohol. 


When the Hex Logs are mostly ashed over, dump them into your grill and arrange them rows facing opposite directions to promote optimal air flow & high heat. 

Begin grilling immediately! 


2) For BBQ (slow cooking) we recommend that you place the Hex Logs in your grill and arrange them into two rows both facing the same direction this will reduce air flow and make temperature management easier. 

Light one corner of the hex logs using a starter pack, or two cotton balls soaked in rubbing alcohol between the two layers. 

Alternatively if you have a grill torch or loof lighter available, these are the best choices for lighting one corner. 

Leave the lid open/off and the bottom air vents open until a roughly fist sized chunk is ashed over. 

Close lid and reduce air intake (bottom) and dampener (top) to the appropriate setting for the desired temperature, and allow the grill to slowly come up to temperature.

Hex Logs Burn Hot & Burn Long, monitor your cooker closely until you've adjusted to the superior burn characteristics of our charcoal.