Like many others, Bill started using a charcoal chimney to eliminate the odor of lighter fluid. The newspaper did not always stay lit and pouring out the coals was dangerous as they bounced into and sometimes out of the grill. Also, newspaper ashes blew around the yard.
Inspiration came to Bill one time as he lifted his chimney and the hot coals slid through the bottom because the wire grate in the bottom was rusted out. This struck him as a safer way to unload hot coals. He imagined replacing the wire grate with a support that would be consumed during the lighting process. Trial and error with various materials for the next three years led to this safer and eco-friendly chimney.
WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIP
EZ Flame attended the World Food Championships in Dallas in October 2019 and received rave reviews from the attendees. Joshua Rush stopped by the booth and shot this video of Bill giving a demo of the EZ Start® Chimney.
BBQ COMPETITION SUPPORT
EZ Flame donates chimneys to BBQ competitions for use as door prizes. Let us know if you want one for your event. If you have a BBQ Competition Team and are willing to use and display our chimney, we will provide a free chimney and disks along with iron-on patches to the first twenty teams to contact us each new year.