Originally Posted by MS2SB
Isn't the charcoal technically the cook? As it is the one doing the cooking?
That's his whole point. It's a take on the old phrase "It's not the arrow, it's the indian." Yes technically, the arrow will kill whatever the indian is shooting at. But without the proper training, skill, and practice, the arrow will not come anywhere near the intended target.
So, the OP is trying to say that it's not the meat, the charcoal, the cooker, etc that makes a perfect meal. A cook can still buy a Wagyu brisket or a Berkshire pork butt and still fark it up. (Don't ask me how I know)
Get it? It's not the charcoal, It's the cook. And for the record, I do not use KBB.