Is there really a difference in Lump vs. briquettes?
The price of "lump" seems a fair bit higher is it really worth it?
What is everybodys choice for wood when cooking baby back ribs?
Well aside from the difference in taste, lump seems more expensive due to the fact that it weighs less for a given volume of space (a bag for example). So a 20lb bag of lump is larger than a 20lb bag of briquet.
Get rid of the starter fluid and you will notice an improvement in taste. Get rid of the briquet and you will notice another improvement in taste!