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Best Charcoal for Grilling

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The best charcoal for grilling is always a hard discussion between amateur cooks. Some prefer briquettes while others like lump charcoal, and some like distinctive aromas infused into their cooking. Whatever your preference, there is a charcoal type for you. We have done our research and come up with the best choices of charcoal available to help you become the authority on grilling.

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Jealous Devil All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal

Best overall

Use the Jealous Devil Lump Charcoal to give your food a restaurant-style taste that burns free from smoke or other chemicals. It's all-natural lump charcoal made from South American hardwood that's hand-cut and hand-fired in brick kilns. Your clean up duties will take minimal effort with little ash leftover from the burn.

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Pok Pok Thaan Thai Style Charcoal Logs

Best for Thai style

Made from Rambutan Fruit Wood in a Thai style log, the Pok Pok Thaan Charcoal Logs are easy to get started and burn long and hot. You get a smoke-free burn and even heat for direct, or indirect, grilling to get restaurant-level quality. Put an exotic touch to your barbequing with these charcoal logs.

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Cowboy 24220 Lump Charcoal

Best lump charcoal

Bring a wood smoke flavor to everything you cook with Cowboy Lump Charcoal and take note of the admiring looks. The all-natural, one hundred percent hardwood lump charcoal, burns hot and fast to sear in the flavors without introducing other tastes. Do your bit for the environment with this low smoke charcoal originating from renewable resources.

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Original Natural Charcoal Hardwood Briquettes

Premium briquettes

These premium quality briquettes are fast lighting, produce no smoke, but infuse a smoky aroma into everything you cook. The pillow-shaped Original Natural Charcoal Briquettes are made from natural wood with no other fillers or chemicals to spoil the taste of the food. Many amateur and professional chefs prefer these briquettes in their cooking.

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Kamado Joe Hardwood, Extra Large Lump Charcoal

Large lump charcoal

The Kamado Joe Lump charcoal is crafted by Argentinian artisans to create a charcoal that burns longer and with better smoke and flavors. This 20-pounds block is 100-percent natural and can burn up to 18-hours. It's reusable for up to three times and is made from a blend of hardwoods to add the best smoky aromas to the food.

Grilled, or barbequed food tastes better with the right choice of charcoal

You can end any debate of who is the best grill chef by using the Jealous Devil All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal and showing off your skills. Perfect for the backyard griller, you get restaurant-quality results to accentuate the natural tastes of the food you're cooking.

Some people prefer briquettes instead of lump charcoal, in which case you can't go wrong with the Original Natural Charcoal Hardwood Briquettes. These chef-grade and pillow-shaped briquettes infuse a natural grill flavor into the food to give it that exceptional taste.

Any of the above charcoals make an excellent choice for use on the grill on a hot summer's day.