After properly arranging the VBP rack; The Diamond Match Co. makes a product called Strike-a-Fire that can be used. Remove one of the big matches from the package and light on the side of the box allowing the flame on the end to become the size of a large lemon, open the charcoal chute door and drop into a small clearing in the beginning of the VBP rack. Check to see that there still active fire on the match. Open the air vents to approximately 1/3 of the way open and close the fire box door. Adjust the rain cap to about a 1/3 of the gap. After a notable fire is started, open the vents and let come up to desired temp with the adjustment of the vent handle.
The second method, using a lit Plumber’s Torch, stick the nozzle through the VBP rack and allow the torch to light several pieces of charcoal. Once the charcoal is lit, shutdown the torch and close the fire box door, the rain cap should also be at about a 1/3 of the gap. Open the vents with the handle and let come up to desired temp with the adjustment of the vents.