There are many ways to light a charcoal drum smoker. Torches, tumble weeds, wax cubes etc. DrumBo recommends one method in particular to get you a lit fire every time with efficiency, speed and safety in mind. The Charcoal Chimney. The charcoal lighting chimney ensures you have lit charcoal going in your basket and it also acts as a fail safe to not leave your lid open. Do not use any gasoline or other petroleum products to ignite your DrumBo.