My FIL has a kamado he brought home from Japan in the early 60's. The wife wants us to go pick it up so she can put it to use.
Kamados are somewhat of a mystery to me but more so is the best fuel to use with it. A buddy has a BGE and used a brand of lump charcoal he got at a local hardware store which ended up having a fairly large amount tar in it. He claims it ruined his briskets and caused some other problems.
Is there a brand of lump charcoal available that is relatively uncontaminated? Or is there a better fuel to use?