the Looflighter is perfectly good.
However I use a long pole, weed burner when grilling. Similar concept to the Looflighter, actually, since you are pushing hot air over the coals. Touching the flame over the coals gets it started, but even when the flame is several inches away, the hot rushing air does a great job of accelerating the burn.
For low n slow, I use the minion method, which means using the chimney. And for lighting the chimney, I use TrueCue match starters. Anyone else use these? A small pyramid shape of wax and sawdust. and a match tip at the end. you strike it on the box, the tip flares up and you just rest it under the chimney. Super cheap and no petroleum smells.
John M. Noble
23' 2.4 Metallic Bronze KK.
Also, a modified 18.5' wsm, two weber kettles, a Traeger pellet smoker and a custom seven foot long grill and rotisserie made from recycled Coast Guard Marine Vessel parts.