:( I bought a cheap brand of charcoal today (store brand) trying to save a few bucks. This is the first time ive tryed this. It was 2 dollars cheaper than kingsford. When I lit it, I noticed it was smoking pretty bad. After I put it in the fire box, it started smoking even worse. I hope it didnt ruin my meat. I know its been posted on here before, but dont buy cheap charcoal. The 2 dollars you save might just ruin some good food.