Originally Posted by ajstrider
This is good information here. Well said. And to carry on to what someone else mentioned earlier about coal tasting. If you do not like the coal taste, try switching what kind of charcoal you use, especially going from briquette to a nice lump charcoal, big difference in flavor, and it also cooks differently.
I already made the switch to lump, and it definitely smelled much, much cleaner overall. I'm sure it'll take a little bit to get the hang of this since it's not as simple as setting an oven to 350, but this place has already given me a ton of information.