Cooking with mesquite charcoal gives much more flavor to the foods you grill and the coals remain hot far longer than regular charcoal, insuring plenty of cooking time to prepare your favorite items. Mesquite burns, however, at a higher temperature and takes longer to preheat. For good mesquite grilling, light the coals at least 1 hour prior to grilling time and be very aware of where the hottest spots on the grill are in order not to burn what you are cooking. Don’t be afraid to stir the coals often in order to insure proper temperatures around your grill surface.