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How to Light a Grill

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Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today, Merrill lights a charcoal grill -- without lighter fluid. 

Here at FOOD52, we'd throw everything on the grill if we could (and sometimes, we do). Since summertime -- especially Fourth of July -- means it's finally time to head out and barbecue, we felt it was our patriotic duty to show you how to light one properly.

Today, Merrill shows you how to light a grill -- without lighter fluid. With just some charcoal and a chimney starter, you can get outside and grilling in no time. Now, grab a beer: time to celebrate!

What are your favorite things to grill?

Today's video was shot by Alex Lisowski, and edited by Kyle Orosz. 

Tags: Grill/Barbecue, Tips & Techniques, Videos, DIY Food, How-To & Diy, Kitchen Confidence