Now that I am only running my coal stoker at night I have been having to re-light it every night. I have always used gel starter a hand full of wood pellets. A week ago I ran out of gel starter and decided to use some cigarette lighter fluid on the pellets to start them. Just put enough to wet the top of the pellets and lit it up. What a improvement over gel starter! They start right up and I dont have to worry about the fire going out when the coal starts feeding. Just thought maybe some of the pellet guys without auto ignites, would like to try this. Just be careful as it does ingnite faster than the gel. Its a lot cheaper than a bottle of that gel stuff too!