Lump charcoal is made by slowly burning pieces of wood without the use of oxygen until all the natural chemicals, sap and moisture are removed from the wood.
After that you are left with a less harmful charcoal lump with lots of good qualities. It is little more than carbon, leaves very little ash after burning out, burns hotter and lights faster than briquettes.
Lump charcoal also responds accordingly to oxygen, hence you can easily control the level of heat if your grill features adjustable air vents.
It also contains no fillers or additives which makes it one of the cleanest ways to cook.
Lump charcoal burns faster and hotter than briquettes so you do need to be attentive with your temperature control.
Pros of using Lump Charcoal
Contains no additives (all natural)
Easier temperature adjustment
Minimal ash production
Burns a lot hotter
Cons of using Lump Charcoal
Bags contain uneven pieces of charcoal that can make it hard to cook. It also takes a bit more effort to cook with the snake method although it can be done by breaking the lumps down into smaller briquette sized chunks
More expensive than briquettes
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