Charcoal - Lump vs Briquettes Swapping from Cowboy Charcoal to Royal Oak Lump. Cowboy has become too inconsistent: too much dust and extra large chunks. The bags have been made smaller and the price went up.
8. The Indirect Method Solves several potential problems: Large or tough foods have time to cook through without burning. Fatty foods don't cause flare-ups. And because you measure the cooking time in hours, you don't have to worry about split-second timing. To set up a charcoal grill for indirect grilling, light the coals (ideally, lump charcoal) in a chimney starter and dump or rake them into two mounds at opposing sides of the grill.