I am fairly new to the BGE - been chillin' and grillin' for years. I used lump charcoal for my first few outings with BGE and found the smell and taste overwhelming - too acrid - almost bitter. I was using oak charcoal provided by my BGE distributor.[p]Since then I switched to charcoal briquettes but would like advise on a less potent lump charcoal. I have not used the BGE charcoal yet.[p]Thanks[p]Bill V.