Actually, it's charcoal. Wrapping up a lump of charcoal to give a future son in law for Christmas, as his real gift is too large to put under the tree: Also gets a whole batch of wood chunks of various types.....pecan, cherry, etc. A really good kid who did stint in Iraq as an Army medic. Can't say enough good things about him and a welcome addition to our family. Standard UDS stuff. One thing I did different this time was to devise a better way to wrestle into submission the metal for the charcoal basket. I devised this little bending jig: Just enough gap to slide the metal under, then keep working it back and forth, putting in little bends until it took the shape I wanted. It takes that much clamping force as I could nearly lift the whole bench up before I could feel it give. Worked really well.