3 types of charcoal to try out this grilling season

This article was originally published in the May 2016 issue of Cottage Life magazine.

Interested in changing things up at the grill this year? Try one of these well-loved charcoals the next time you fire up the BBQ.

Nature’s Own

This charcoal lights easily, burns well, and has a mild flavour, but with more ash than some others. Sold at Costco (in season) for a very reasonable $12.99 for an 8 kg bag.

Maple Leaf

This Canuck charcoal includes maple, birch, and beech for a sweet-smoky flavour profile. Widely available in grocery, hardware, and barbecue stores. An extremely popular charcoal, $19.99 for an 8 kg bag.

Big Green Egg

This charcoal is made of hickory and oak for excellent smoky flavour. Long-burning lumps produce very little ash, but at a premium price: $37.99 for 9 kg at Big Green Egg dealers.