Charcoal and charcoal briquettes are easier to obtain and hand than natural wood. Pay attention to quality, so that in this important start phase, everything is fast and easy. The burning behavior of charcoal and charcoal briquettes varies. Charcoal can be quickly ignited, but the temperature lasts less long. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for direct barbecue. Grill briquettes take a longer time to go through. The temperature lasts longer. They are therefore used mainly for indirect grilling and smoking. In order to allow a fast annealing with a long burning time, grilled briquettes can also be mixed with charcoal to combine the benefits of both.