Re: How I light my coals--without stinking up (or burning down) the house!
This has become a semi-permenant setup for me. It used to be set up on a table near the end of my bed. But the coals lighting make the grossest smell. Plus, every so often someone would leave it on after lighting coals and it was just asking for a fire. So, just outside my room (I share a house but have a private entrance), I set up this old charcoal grill and just unplug it when I'm not using it. Works perfect.
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