Lighting Instructions for Big Green Egg: Fill fire box with charcoal. Open dome lid, metal top and lower draft door completely. Place one or two Big Green Egg SpeediLight natural charcoal starters into the charcoal and light carefully. After approximately 10 minutes, or when several coals are burning, close the dome, leaving metal top and lower draft door opened. If using an electric charcoal starter to light the charcoal, bury the lighter into the charcoal for approximately seven minutes, according to manufacturer’s directions, then remove the lighter and close the dome, leaving the top vent cap and lower draft door opened. When the external temperature gauge indicates the desired cooking temperature, reduce the airflow by adjusting the top vent cap and the lower draft door.