Charcoal grills are the tried and true standard for outdoor living. They incorporate an easily transportable fuel with a shell that can control the blaze and focus it for effective cooking. Most of the modern grills include a lid that can hold in the heat and the smoke, giving the cooking food its characteristic smoky flavor. Different types of wood chips can be added to change the flavor, somewhat like using a smoker. Grills can range from a small, portable model that you will need to squat over to long trays of coals with a rack that can accommodate large pieces of meat.