A good charcoal brand?

Brian Johnson

TVWBB Super Fan
Do you have any suggestions on a good charcoal brand?

I've used Kingsford original, but find that it produces a lot of ash which has been problematic on longer smokes in my 18" Smokey Mountain. Still trying to find something that will give consistent performance yet not choke out my fire when cooking low and slow and long.
 
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Jamie Purviance

TVWBB Super Fan
Brian, while writing "Weber's Ultimate Grilling," I cooked with Weber briquettes exclusively and came to appreciate their advantages over some of the other big brands. They burn with really appealing aromas and I like the face that I am not cooking over nasty chemicals designed to assist in lighting or binding. They produce a minimal amount of ash, so I recommend those.
 

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