Ready to cook in about 10 minutes. Pull from end on front of bag. Directions: 1. Stack briquets in a pyramid. Do not overfill your grill. Use no more than 3 lb (about 40 briquets). Light immediately. 2. Light with match in several places. Stand back after lighting. Do not use lighter fluid or an electric or chimney-style starter. Leave grill uncovered. 3. Spread briquets & cook. Flames will die out. In about 10 minutes, when briquets are covered in ash, spread evenly and begin cooking. 4. Always close bag tightly after use.