I cannot detect them, other folks claim they can. I use Kingsford when I have no better choices. I prefer the natural briquettes, less ash, or lump, less ash. But, briquettes burn better for me in my UDS.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."