Re:Safe to Cook Directly on Kingsford Charcoal?
I don't like the idea of cooking a steak directly on the coals, it may be fine for a potato, but not a steak. Kingsford briquettes are very good, I usually buy 500 or so pounds when Home Depot has it on sale (Memorial Day & other holiday weekends), but make sure coals are totally gray before adding meat. When grilling steaks I use a cast iron grate (available from Lodge), I put that on top of regular Weber grate. Use plenty of briquettes for the base, then a layer of lump coals on top for added heat & flavor. Make sure to oil grate well, You will get great sear & crust. Another trick is brush steaks with butter before grilling.