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I generally use Weber briquettes rather than lumpwood, but I've seen a few links to 'superior' charcoal brands, but I have no idea if they're actually better.

- Woodsmith

- Whittle & Flame

- Alderline


I gather that lumpwood burns hotter than briquettes, but is one type better than the other? Am keen to try a couple of different brands, but don't want to pay through the nose for something that isn't noticeably better.


Thanks for any advice.

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I tend to buy charcoal that is described as 'restaurant quality' rather than standard charcoal.  I use a kamado, so I tend to notice the brands that create more ((unhelpful) ash.

At the moment, Big K is my charcoal of choice.  I'm not sure if it is the best one... but it works well for what I do.

Not tried the ones you've listed.


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