How to Grill Using Charcoal

Learn how to use a charcoal grill with Kingsford® for the perfect flavor every time.


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How to Light Charcoal

Lighting charcoal is easy when you know the basics. Learn the different methods on how to light charcoal including with or without lighter fluid. 

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How to Arrange Your Coals

Find out how much charcoal you should use and how to arrange the coals to achieve the perfect temperature. Different arrangements are used based on what you’re cooking.

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How to Control the Heat When Grilling

Yes, there is a perfect grill temperature. Find out how you can control the heat in your charcoal grill for the best results.

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How to Prep Your Grill for Cooking

How to Prep Your Grill for Cooking

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How to Smoke Foods on a Charcoal Grill

How to Smoke Foods on a Charcoal Grill

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How to Put Out Charcoal After Grilling

How to Put Out Charcoal After Grilling

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Popular Charcoal Grill Types

Brazier Grill

Brazier Grill

Small, simple and specializing in high-heat grilling. Perfect for flipping a few burgers or brats.

Portable Grill

Portable Grill

The mini version of a kettle, it features a round domed lid and small cooking surface. Popular for tailgating and camping.

Hibachi Grill

Hibachi Grill

A small, portable Japanese-inspired grill that’s great for high-heat cooking of smaller quantities of food.