There is a new product out specifically for starting stokers. It is the Jesse Stoker Stove Fire Starter. Designed for use with any rice or buckwheat coal burning stove with combustion air. It is fast and easy and inexpensive.
Firestarters have long been made for wood burners but it is about time one was made for coal stokers.
One bag placed in a fresh bed of coal, light the bag, close the door and turn the stove on. For self-feeding boilers and furnaces with a bed larger than 10 inches use more than one fire starter.
Made in USA. Tested by Blaschak Coal Corp.
For more info on the Jesse Stoker Stove Fire Starter contact http://www.stovepartsplus.com
or ask your local dealer.