If you're in the market for a great charcoal starter, there is no reason to look any further than the Weber charcoal chimney.
The Weber brand of chimney is my favorite by far and it lasts longer than the cheaper models. A Weber chimney holds about five quarts, or about 80 briquets. For a Weber kettle, I put about half a chimney of unlit coals in the grill and put about half a chimney of fully lit coals on top to get to 225°F. To get to 325°F, 3/4 to a full chimney should do it, though iIt all depends on the air temp, humidity, brand of charcoal, and other variables. You must do dry runs to calibrate your grill.