Generally I use Royal Oak.. Royal Oak Charcoal | An American Barbecue Tradition But I decided to try something new last night. [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Cowboy-Hardwood-Lump-Charcoal-23288/dp/B000HMCCR0]Amazon.com: Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal (23288): Kitchen & Dining[/ame] Very nice. Came out looking like charred tree branches. Gave a clean flavor to the meat. Burned hot and long. A new fave.