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Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen,  The Digi Q directions say to pile up the charcoal and dump 25 burning lumps on top and let her go. I always did the circle of charcoal and lit one end. Any advice on that subject? Will it work either way? Thanks for any reply. Kevin

post #2 of 5

You don't need to be nearly as meticulous with your charcoal placement when using the DigiQ. I usually just pile it in with a a couple of fist sized chunks of wood and pour about 20 lit pieces on the top. Then I let the DigiQ do it's magic.

post #3 of 5
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Thanks Willie! I will relax. Breathe in, breathe out. I'm ok now. kevin lol

post #4 of 5

Here's the way I set mine up.

Put some splits in & put a can with both ends cut off on the opposite side of the Guru port.

 

 

Fill the ring with unlit charcoal.

 

 

I use the side burner on my gas grill to light about 12-14 briquettes.

 

 

Then just put the hot coals in the can, pull the can out & that's it.

The photo's are of my 22, but the principal is the same for the 18.

The hot coals are at the very bottom of the photo. I turned the WSM around so the Guru would be in the back.

 

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

Al

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Very creative Al. Thanks! kevin

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