Do I do anything different with the new Kingsford® charcoal compared to the previous Kingsford® charcoal?

No. Our new briquets light the same way (with lighter fluid or a charcoal chimney) as the old Kingsford® charcoal briquets did. You still get the same great smoky-tasting food and authentic grilling experience you have come to expect from Kingsford® charcoal, but the briquets are ready faster while burning just as hot and just as long as before.