FiAir for Charcoal Fires
Don’t trade charcoal flavor for gas grill speed
No matter how you light your coals, FiAir can bring lit charcoal to searing temperature in just 8-12 minutes
— easily half the time of traditional methods. Even faster for cooking at lower temps. Cutting wait time can be important, whether you’re cooking for a crowd on your patio or in a parking lot where hungry tailgaters can turn on you in a heartbeat. Speed matters, too, on the competitive BBQ circuit where a faster start to cooking
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
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.
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.
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!