FiAir for Charcoal Fires
Don’t trade charcoal flavor for gas grill speed
No matter how you light your charcoal, FiAir can bring lit charcoal to
You know what you’re cooking and the method and arrangement of coals you’ve chosen. Temperature control is all about how much AIR reaches the fire. More air, hotter fire. Less air cooler fire. You can see when and where your fire needs more FiAir.
Using FiAir with Charcoal and a Chimney
Charcoal vs. Gas
FiAir Changes the Heated Debate
It’s a long-running battle. Surveys show that most grillers prefer the flavor of food cooked over charcoal, but are frustrated by the time it takes for the coals to turn white-hot. Even with accelerants and/or a chimney, it still can take 20-30 minutes until the charcoal is hot enough to cook. Some charcoal lovers have actually switched to gas just to save time! Happily, the days of sacrificing flavor for speed are over with FiAir in your hand.
Gas grill owners know you can’t just turn on a flame and start cooking.
A gas grill must be pre-heated just like your kitchen oven. It can easily take 7 minutes before the box heats up and the grilling grate is hot enough to sear. Since FiAir can have you cooking in 8-2 minutes, the real speed advantage of gas may be far less than you think.
People who cook with Charcoal know you can quickly reduce the temperature reaching your food by simply moving it to a cooler section of the grill or closing the lower and/or upper vents. Of course, raising temp quickly is just a matter of adding FiAir.
How do you know how much fuel you’ve got? With Propane, it’s hard to know. Ever run out of fuel in the middle of your Grilling Party for 20 guests? That’s why it’s always good to have a backup. That means you must have 2 tanks: one to use & one in reserve. With charcoal, you just lift the bag and learn everything you need to know.
To and From the Store
It’s easy enough to carry 2 big bags of charcoal. Since it’s best to have a backup with Propane, you will occasionally have to carry 2 very heavy full tanks — more of a struggle than a convenience. Something many of us learned long ago.
Many have returned to Charcoal once they knew FiAir could quicken and simplify starting their grill. FiAir is the essential new tool for fast, controlled fires.
Renown Canadian Grill Chef Ted Reader
Check out the FiAir Review in which we at Tailgating Challenge test out the hand held device that REALLY gets the fire going!
Texas Tramper’s Review
“I never use lighter fluid or chemical fire starters, but I USED TO use a chimney…not so much anymore!
After learning about the Bernzomatic Butane Torch lighter and FiAir, I no longer have to worry about the briquettes or logs catching ;). Works EVERY time!”
Disabled Vet/LEO Motivation Project
Scott Ferencz is a disabled combat Marine veteran from California who served in the first Gulf War and also an injured-in-the-line-of-duty Correctional Officer. Due to his injuries, he had both of his hips and knees replaced and continues to suffer major nerve damage in his back and right leg. He’s endured three knee surgeries and wears a spinal cord stimulator implant.
Weber Starter Cube
Prototype 3 Charcoal Test Charcoal Chimney
Published on Sep 22, 2011
This test proves again how fast FiAir can get you up to cooking temperature with charcoal.
I’d heard good things about the Weber Chimney Starter, so I bought one along with the Weber Starter Cubes. It was time now to test FiAir with the Chimney!