There are a lot of different ways to light charcoal, including lighter fluid and a match, a charcoal chimney with newspaper, and a propane torch. Some of these methods work better than others depending on the grill or smoker you're using.
Then along comes the BBQ Dragon—a cordless fan with a flexible neck and spring-loaded clamp—and all it does is blow on your fire.
Yes, I know. It sounds like a total gimmick, but today I'm going to cut through the fluff and explain exactly when and why you should be using the BBQ Dragon.
To get the most value out of this gadget, there are basically two reasons to use the BBQ Dragon:
- Light your charcoal really fast
- Get your fire super hot
The video at the top of this post demonstrates how the BBQ Dragon will light your charcoal very quickly and also shows a couple of practical uses for getting the fire much hotter than you normally could with just a charcoal chimney.
The BBQ Dragon might not be for you if you're only grilling once a month and don't mind waiting 30 minutes to get the grill hot.
The BBQ Dragon is for you if...
- you love to cook with charcoal, but skip grilling on week-nights because there's not enough time to get the charcoal ready.
- you stress out when hosting parties because you don't budget enough time to get the grill going.
- you want to bake world-class pizzas on your charcoal grill.
- you want to perfectly sear medium rare thin-cut steaks.
Light Your Charcoal Super Fast
Watch this video to see how the BBQ Dragon lights charcoal in 10 minutes:
Here is a side-by-side time lapse comparison between the BBQ Dragon and a regular charcoal chimney:
The BBQ Dragon can also be used with a regular chimney as shown below or without a chimney at all as demonstrated in the video at the top of this post.
Turn Your Grill Into the Hottest Grill in Town
This video demonstrates how the BBQ Dragon lets you sear thin cut skirt steaks while keeping the inside rare.
If you want to step things up a notch pair the BBQ Dragon with the Chimney of Insanity, a chimney that's designed to hook up with the BBQ Dragon. We stock both of these products in our retail store, so come on out and see these for yourself before you purchase or place an order through our online store.
We also carry 100% hardwood charcoal in both lump and briquette form. When you're cooking with charcoal, there's nothing better than having the best quality charcoal and a powerful way to get it hot fast.
You can purchase the BBQ Dragon in our online store and have it shipped to you or stop by our retail store during hours to avoid shipping cost and start using it immediately!
Meadow Creek Barbecue Supply
140 W Main St
New Holland, PA 17557
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
About the author: Lavern Gingerich is a writer and the digital marketing manager for Meadow Creek Barbecue Supply.