but if I was to switch to another charcoal, it might be Weber Charcoal Briquettes. They are big and burn a long time, but are expensive and hard to find these days.
Now you've opened a can of worms...
To me, for the purposes of barbecuing, the only unappetizing ingredient is lighter fluid. You find this in charcoal like Kingsford MatchLight. It's fine for grilling if you allow all of the lighter fluid to burn-off and the charcoal to ash over, but even Kingsford does not recommend MatchLight for low & slow barbecuing like we do in the WSM.
I’ve been using kingsford pro for a while now because I got a bunch on sale, getting close to running out. How does standard kingsford compare in the WSM? Or should I just look for more pro?
For briquettes, I agree with this guy's test.
B&B best. KBB solid #2.
RO and Embers distant 3 and 4.
Since it is easily available, I go KBB or KPro if on sale.