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I just got a 26 inch Weber kettle  for Father's day.  Since I have been using my Kamado for the last year, I love using lump charcoal.  Is there any benefit to using lump in a kettle?  I read an article on the Weber site and it said lump cooks fast on a kettle grill.  Hopefully my peeps here can give me some insight.  

 

Lump charcoal use on kettle please give me your thoughts.

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The type of charcoal you use in a kettle mainly depends on the type of cooking you do. If you are doing hot and fast (i.e searing steaks) then lump is preferable. If you are doing low and slow, briquettes are a better choice. Honestly, both work well in a Kettle. One other thing to consider is that if you use briquettes that will be lit during the cook (if you use the snake method) then you will get quite a bit of smoke with most briquette brands and some say that they give off an unpleasant flavor. 

My advice is to try both and see what you like. Amount of ash and all that are not going to make much of an impact in the 26” Kettle. 

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