I am in Florida, here we've been lucky with a whole bunch of great imported hardwood charcoal. For some time I've been using now Kebroak charcoal, I really like this stuff. It's both perfect for my smoker, holds the temperature really well, little ash, and as well for my grill - burns super hot. I have a bunch of friends in California and up north that want to get they hands on it, but it seems their distribution is a little limited, although you can order it online too. I might stock up on a pallet next time I go down there.