We've cooked with gas but have yet to buy a gas grill. Charcoal is our
preferred method. Almost all of our 70 awards and invitations to 5 world
championships have been with good old regular Kingsford® charcoal briquettes.
We have never liked the taste of Jet fuel so we don't recommend charcoal lighter
fluid or match light charcoal. Our starter of choice is a Weber® chimney
with a chaffing dish heater or propane burner to start the charcoal.
For getting the best performance in an offset nothing beats a charcoal basket.
More details on our smoker mods page
More info on our BBQ
Pitmaster Secrets of BBQ Class