Whether you swear by charcoal or are a lifelong gas griller, there is one thing not up for debate: charcoal grills require more stuff. There’s the chimney starter, of course, but there are also accessories unique to this type of grilling, such as a charcoal storage bag and grill tool holder. Through our testings, we’ve determined which additional pieces of equipment you need and which you don’t. Here’s our list of equipment for charcoal grilling, including the stuff you need and the best choices for the optional stuff you might just want. (And check out this list of grilling equipment you need whether you prefer gas or charcoal.)
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