Looking to incinerate something ?? Sounds like your using charcoal briquettes, they only get to 500* or so. Any hard lump will get over 750*. Shit had my joe upto 900* by accident once. You also need proper airflow to get best results, and unused coal will get hotter then second round coal.Does anybody have a recommendation for lump charcoal that gets scorching hot? I've been using the standard Kingsford in the blue bag but I'm looking for something that will get significantly hoter.