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The BBQ Dragon Review

BBQ Dragon is the newest must-haves for lighting your charcoal grill. Literally.

In all, it comprises of two unique goods.

Barbecue Dragon Fan

First and foremost, the BBQ Dragon is a fire starter that does away with the need of lighter fluid altogether. Charcoal may be ignited more quickly thanks to this electric bellows’ variable speed fan. There is a spring-loaded clamp on the BBQ Dragon fan that may be used to connect it to grills and other cooking equipment such as a barbecue smoker as well as tables. Powered by four AA batteries, this cordless fire starter is a terrific option for grilling or cooking on the go.

Key Specification

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BBQ Dragon Charcoal Starter and Grill Lighter Fan Bundle Chimney of Insanity




 5.79 pounds.


14.5 x 13.8 x 10.4 inches


Wood, Stainless Steel


4 AA batteries

How do you make use of the BBQ Dragon?

Step 1: Put charcoal in the Chimney of Insanity. Charcoal briquettes or lumps are two options.

Step 2: Place a fire starter or tightly rolled newspaper all the way inside the elbow at the base of the charcoal and light it up. (We constantly use newspaper.)

3: Attach the cordless fan of the BBQ Dragon to a sturdy place and bend the neck to direct the airflow into the chimney’s air inlet port.

Using a fan, begin blowing cold air onto the fire starter by turning the dial.

Observe your charcoal as it starts to burn in the next several minutes.

The chimney should be able to transmit hot coals into your grill or smoker in approximately five minutes, allowing you to cook some delicious barbeque.

BBQ dragon fan going into the hole of the chimney of insanity

The BBQ Dragon fan may be used everywhere.

You don’t have to manually blow air into a fire with your mouth when you use the BBQ Dragon such as Smokers, Charcoal Grills, Fireplaces, Firepit, Wood Stoves, Ceramic Kamado Grills and Pit Barrel Cooker.

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The Best Thing About The BBQ Dragon

Holding Nothing in My Hands

As opposed to other fire starters, the BBQ dragon fan does not need holding a button down for an extended period of time (up to five minutes or more). The clamp, meanwhile, ensures that it remains firmly in place.

Clean and Quick

In comparison to a chimney, the BBQ Dragon is the fastest way to light charcoal. The fact that we don’t have to use lighter fluid in order to get charcoal started is a big deal to us.


The BBQ Dragon fan’s cordless and portable design is a big plus for me. This device has a wide range of potential uses, and the fact that it does not need a power source makes it an especially attractive option. I’m not a camper, but if I were, I’m quite sure I’d want to bring this along. To get our campfire going at home, we use this tool, and I’m sure it would be a big help at the camping as well.

Application in the Indoors

Keep in mind that I’m just referring to BBQ Dragon fans. I strongly oppose using a chimney inside. If you have a fireplace or wood stove indoors, this is a handy gadget for increasing the heat and size of your fire.

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Chances to Improve

Charcoal Leakage From the Bottom

The Chimney of Insanity’s chimney had a problem with a lot of coals falling out of the bottom of the chimney. In order to reduce the amount of charcoal lost, the bottom of the container should be modified.

Charcoal Capacity Is Reduced

When comparing the Chimney of Insanity to something like a Weber, it holds far less charcoal. It’s logical that they had to make room for the 90-degree elbow. If I’m using this approach to start my Lonestar offset smoker, I’ll need at least two or three flights of charcoal. Although this approach is speedier, it may still be a good option.

As a Bundle, Market Them

Since they are meant to be used together, it is a little strange that these two goods don’t arrive together. I don’t believe it’s fair that they’re offered individually, and I’m sure there have been unhappy customers who thought they were getting both.


Keep it in a Cool, Dry Place

We’ve never had a problem with rust since we’ve always kept our BBQ Dragon goods in the garage, but I’ve read other people’s reviews that say it is a problem. In order to avoid this, find a spot to keep something out of the weather.

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Wadded up newspaper works just as well for starting a fire here as professional firestarters like Weber wax cubes or tumbleweed fire starters do.

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The Barbecue Lab is a big fan of these goods, particularly when they’re used in combination. Use the Chimney of Insanity in conjunction with the fan for best results. Chimney function is limited without the fan. The BBQ Dragon fan works fine on its own, but if it isn’t combined with the Chimney of Insanity, it is losing out on its full potential. In reality, they’re a group of friends. Despite the fact that they’re offered as a pair. If you buy one, we suggest that you get the other as well. Also, both of these items are highly recommended since they will save you a significant amount of time the next time you have a charcoal BBQ.

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