Thanks jmartis. Yes, I have a chimney to light the coals in. So the follow up question is, will the lit coal slowly lighting the coals that they touch and thus start a domino effect? I will be trying this out as I need to season my grill anyway.
Welcome to the forum! Yes, the lit coals touching the unlit ones will slowly cause them to light creating that domino effect. If you have trouble getting your coals to light using this method. it's usually an airflow problem caused by too much ash building up.
You may have to experiment with different brands of charcoal, as some produce more ash than others. Also, you may have to experiment with how you add your charcoal as well. I've never had a problem with just adding the lit coals right on top of the unlit in the basket, but I've also heard of others adding the lit to one side (usually closest to the main cooking chamber) and letting it burn across the side firebox.