Big Green Egg natural charcoal fire starters make lighting natural lump charcoal a breeze. They come in boxes of 24 convenient squares. They are easy to light and are odorless and tasteless, with no chemical aromas or residues. In addition, they are burn clean, safe and need no lighter fluid – saving you money and providing a much better result. Here’s how they work: 1) Put the fire starter in the middle to gradually light the charcoal for longer burns. Or 2) break up the fire starters and light your egg from edge to edge for quick, hot cooks. As you start your Big Green Egg, leave the lid open so there is sufficient oxygen to the flame. Once the fire starter burns out and the charcoal is lit, close the lid to slowly bring up the temperature of your Egg.