Used to use Stubbs but when that went away, I tried Royal Oak and was underwhelmed. A ton of ash and didn't burn all that long. On a long overnight type smoke I would have to add a chimney of charcoal if not more. Never had to do that before. Saw Kingsford Hardwood briquets at HD and tried them and like them much better. They aren't too expensive, don't ash up like the Royal Oak did, burn longer and consistently. Have never tried Kingsford BB. Worried they might impart an unpleasant flavor, but I know a lot of people like it and swear by it.