What do I need to know about charcoal and wood grills?
Charcoal and wood grills are talked about together because they use the same concept and produce the same results. The only difference is that charcoal comes basically ready to light and go and wood needs to be burned and reduced to coals before you use it for cooking.
A charcoal grill uses charcoal or wood as it's primary means of delivering heat. Additionally, the meat resides directly over the fire. Food cooks slower on a charcoal grill than on a gas grill and many say that charcoal - or wood - is the only way to go.
But in order to get the best results out of your charcoal grill, you have to know your grill, what you're doing with it and how to use it best for the foods you're cooking.