Welcome to BBQ 101! Char-Griller and Kingsford have teamed up with Susie from Hey Grill Hey, and each week we're going to go through the basics of barbecue to help you become a backyard pro in no time.
This week we're going to discuss what to look for when picking the right fuel for your backyard!
When it comes to grilling, charcoal is a popular choice because it imparts a unique and delicious smoky flavor to food.
The type of charcoal you use can have a big impact on the smoky flavor your food.
Starting with briquettes, these are the most common type of charcoal. They are easy to find at most stores, and they're affordable. They also come in a consistent size and shape, which makes them easy to use in a variety of grills and smokers. Briquettes are great when you're aiming for consistent heat and real wood-fired flavor.
Another type of charcoal is lump charcoal. Lump charcoal is known to burn hotter, which means you can reach higher temperatures. The inconsistent sizing of the charcoal means it is easier to move your grill from a low temperature to a high temperature or back down quickly. It also leaves less ash when you're done cooking.
There are a ton of options on the market, so knowing what you're going to be cooking, what you're going to be cooking on, and your budget will really help you make the best decision in the type of charcoal that is going to work best for you in your backyard.