Naked Whiz, founded by Doug Hanthorn, is a web site that has done for charcoal what Consumer Reports does for cars. He tests and rates brands and so do his site visitors. Here are a few of his top picks:

  • Nature's Mesquite
  • Ozark Oak
  • Royal Oak (look for North American Hardwood)
  • Weekend Warrior (may also be called Wicked Good)

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