Keep that charcoal dry!
Charcoal briquettes are like a sponge! They will absorb as much moisture as they can. We all have picked up a bag that has been outdoors only to either find the bottom give way and all the damp charcoal falls out or…we have opened the bag and found basically damp mush…or we tried to light the charcoal and could never get it going! Solution: Try to keep the charcoal indoors…preferably in a sealed container in the garage. That way it will stay dry and be ready to go the next time you invite friends over for a cookout. We know most of you cook out 3-4 times a week and that is not a problem…but not everyone does! Go fire up that grill now!