What type of charcoal do you use when grilling a juicy steak, chicken thighs or fish?My husband and I are very particular when it comes to the brand of grill but I never thought the type of briquette really mattered when grilling. A briquette is a briquette I thought.

However, according to Eating Well Magazine, choosing your charcoal makes a big difference in the taste of the meat or seafood you are grilling. Charcoal briquettes "burn slowly and evenly but generate a lot of ash."

On the other hand, lump charcoal is "made entirely of hardwood." The unevenly sized hunks of lump charcoal light easily, "impart a very pleasant flavor, just enough to be noticeable, yet not enough to overpower your food" and produce a long, even burn which is excellent for grilling according to Wicked Good Charcoal.

Lump charcoal made of hardwood adds a dimension to grilling that is easily discernible to your palate. Why don't you try it and see what you think!

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