Charcoal Grilling and Reusing Coals
I've been grilling seriously for about a year and a half. I grill all year 'round and don't care if it's snowing when I grill. It tastes great. The biggest downfall of my grill is that it's lid is ajar and won't close off the airflow completely. I have trouble smothering the coals, if I were to reuse them.
My thoughts on everything:
I use a chimney and I've tried both briquettes and lump.
I find lump too inconsistent and it heats up MUCH slower in the chimney than briquettes. I use briquettes mostly now because they are cheap, consistent, and quicker for me to get in a grill session.
Anyone experiencing similar problems with lump?
I'd also like to reuse what I'm burning. I'm thinking about getting a coffee can worth of ashes from the previous grill session and covering the coals up this way, since I can't cut the airflow enough to extinguish the coals. Would water be a bad idea?