I had one of those little hotties explode and ended up with a blister on my upper and lower eyelid.....Ouch! Lump will do that to you. Briquettes probably wouldn't. I think it depends on the amount of moisture contained in the actual piece of charcoal/lump.
Therefore my advice would be to follow thirdeye's advice.
"Grilla in the Pits" "IMAGRILLA"
There's plenty of room for all of God's creatures.
Right next to the mashed potatoes.
Brinkmann Model 6668 Gasser
Stumps GF223 w/ Stoker assist
ECB that wins the $
Weber One-Touch Gold 22-1/2"
Large BGE w/ Stoker assist
55 gallon Drum Smoker
Wood Crate Cold smoker w/ smoke injector
No need for certification, I already know good BBQ!