Re: coal alternatives?
I'm interested in hearing how the electric coals do. Years ago I purchased a thing that looks like a wind cover with a heating element in it. It was sold as a coal replacement, and it did work...but it was heavy and not well balanced and I've lately seen the same device sold only as a coal heater, used upside down.
I've used wood coals with no problems. They just don't last quite as long as the processed stuff. Steer clear of briquettes though. Burning embers or natural charcoal (lump charcoal from the hardware store even) work fine.