Lump charcoal burns hotter and can get the heat up in a hurry, which is good. Then it's all about keeping a good airflow going to allow for complete burning - and don't throw too much cold wood on at once. Feed it. Also, as you've probably read in countless posts here, pre-heating the wood allows for a cleaner burn too.
Playing with fire - it's a Q thang.
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