I have a Weber propane start charcoal kettle grill. I've been using bulk charcioal from Home Depot. Ant recomondations on what's better to use? Lump charcoal or hardwoods? And what woods are better than others, and is lump charcoal betterr than thegeneric bag stuff
The Performer is a fine grill. Kudos to you for making such an excellent choice to create your masterpieces.
I use hardwood lump or straight wood when grilling. When smoking I use briquets because they burn slower and longer and toss soaked chunks on. People say there isn't much difference between gas and charcoal but I've yet to hear anyone make the same claim about lump or straight wood, probably because gas doesn't have a prayer in comparison. As far as what wood is best, I'd say whatever is abundant in your area and cheap. Just be sure it's a hardwood. Beyond that, it's personal prefference. Wood will give you a hotter fire than any other fuel source available for the grill so if heat is you goal, wood is your choice. Besides, nature intended meat to be cooked over a real fire not petroleum products.
(ducking the ensuing gas griller onslaught)