Try this. Works very well, really no cost as long as you eat the tomatoes, peaches, etc that come in cans like this. It lights the coal like a rocket engine.
Cut the top and bottom out of a can and use a church key to make holes around the bottom.
Put a couple of small pieces of crumbled news paper in the bottom, little cowboy charcoal or small dry pieces of oak then coal on top. Sit it on the grate, stick a match through one of the holes in the side, close the door and turn on the combustion fan. Within a couple minutes you've got flames shooting out the top that looks like a rocket engine. Sprinkle alittle more coal on top, wait a couple more minutes then dump the can on the grate with a pair of tongs or fire tender gloves and you are off the races.