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Is Charcoal "better" ?

I've always been a fan of charcoal, and over the years, I have gone through several different variations of charcoal grills. Cutting to the chase, I recently bought an Eco-Que from MEC. It's the 12" square version, so it does not really have tons of space. Nevertheless, I thought it might be interesting, and it sure was/is. The big claim to fame is that you only need to use 9 charcoal briquettes for each session. Also, there are 3 different methods of arranging the 9 that afford 3 different levels of heat. Recently, I employed the method of standing the 9 pieces up vertically, for the highest heat output; As you can see, it's a neat and tidy arrangement, and with the pyramid shape, the heat is quite well distributed... The foil liners are an available add-on that makes clean-up a bit easier.  This method, however, produces too much heat for most cooking tasks, so I don't think I'll be using it again. As you can see, it was difficult to keep the meat from burn…