1. Stack briquets in a pyramid. Add lighter fluid following lighter fluid directions. 2. Light charcoal. Leave grill uncovered. Flames will die out while the briquets continue to burn and start to ash over. 3. Spread briquets in a single layer when covered in ash (in about 15 minutes). Begin cooking. 4. For additional mesquite flavor, add unlit briquets just prior to cooking.