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Top Contributor: Petson October 8, 2017
I gotta tell you these Wooly Woods are the bomb. Read about them online and thought I'd give em a try. NOT compressed sawdust and wax. Not wax plugs like some others. The wood is like long thin spiral strips all compressed together with some sort of wax like binding that is flammable. Each one is pretty large, so you can easily get away with just 1. They light very easily and burn longer than others I tried. I know $19 bucks seems expensive on the surface, BUT there are 36 in a bag. (.53 ea) One (1) will lite my Large Big Green Egg lump charcoal no problem. I use 2 if I'm in a bigger hurry to get cooking. Primo starters are $14 for 24 count (.58 ea) and I use 2. BGE starters are $17 for 24 count (.71 ea). The Weber 7417 FireStarters are my 2nd favorite mainly due to price $4 for 24 count (.17 ea), but you always need 2 or 3. They are in a sealed punch card and can't dry out or they turn to powder. They are kinda fragile. They are less convenient for me to punch out of a blister pack, taking care to not damage the one next to it. At this point I don't see myself experimenting with any others. These Woolywood's are economical, bigger and work better that the others. So I've finally found the right lump charcoal starters for me. ;-)
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on May 27, 2017
These are great! I have the Extra Large Big Green Egg. That's a lot of charcoal to light. The WoolyWood charcoal starters do the job in short order. I use two and they catch afire right away. From there the charcoal does the rest. I've tried the use of a metal basket and newspaper to light the charcoal and then transfer it into the fire ring. That was a chore. The WoolyWoods alleviated the "unfun" parts of using the egg-shaped pit and made the lighting of the charcoal easy-peezy. I recommend these over methods one would use with a regular charcoal grill since the volume of charcoal used with a Kamado grill is significantly larger.
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on December 30, 2017
We have an electric lighter for our Big Green Egg but these work even better. During a power outage, we discovered the need for lightning help, but we wanted something without chemicals. The search and wasted money began. The hard squares and cylinders are useless. The kindling like sticks were even worse. The reviews I read for Wooly Woods were spot on. These things are fantastic!! The search is over! We use these even when we have electricity. They really speed up the lighting process and that speeds up food getting to my plate!!
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on February 3, 2018
I use these on a Primo Oval Large and they work great! By the way, the "Match sticks" that come with the Primo grill (Primo Branded) are terrible! I ended up throwing away boxes of these useless match sticks. The Woolywood starters work night and day better. Primo should sign a contract immediately just to include and promote Woolywood and drop the embarrassing "Match Sticks" as of 2018 they continue to push.
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I needed 3 of these placed in a tripod to get them to light and I had to hold the flame on them for 30 seconds to a minute to get them started. Another brand I have used in the past lit as soon as the flame was put on it. I have to use three of these to start a fire and only one of the other brand that has the same appearance. I really cannot recommend this product. The only reason it did not get a one star rating is because, with some effort it will eventually light and start a fire. I was using the product to start lump charcoal in my Green Egg.
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on February 28, 2017
Product was shipped and received within two days! Used these to light a large Big Green Egg. These light easily and fire was ready in 20 mins, about 10 mins faster than the traditional fire sticks I use. I've started several fires with the same results. These are awesome, I will use them again.
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on June 4, 2018
So, I have never had a charcoal grill until recently. All I knew about them was that you throw lighter fluid on some coals to get them going hot.

These are so much better than lighter fluid. They ignite quickly with just a single match, and will seriously continue to burn for 5-10 minutes, enough to get the coals going nice and red.
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on June 14, 2018
have tried a few charcoal starters. this is my favorite by far. burns long enough to get charcoal going well and is the fasted and easiest to light of all the products i have tried. i have ordered more to make sure i have enough on hand (i grill at least 3 times a week), and also to give a bag to my brother. even if not using a ceramic grill/smoker, get away from lighter fluid which leaves food tasting like kerosene. this is a much better way to go for any type grill
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on June 30, 2017
These firestarters work great for lighting charcoal. Place one down, light, and throw some lump charcoal or briquettes on top and 10-15 minutes later you're ready to go. I haven't tried this yet but you could probably cutt one in half and that would still get the job done.
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on June 28, 2017
My husband likes these charcoal starters. He only has to use one to light the hardwood lump charcoal. The best thing is, it's truly "ALL NATURAL"!
It works excellently. We would recommend and buy again.
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