A couple of weeks ago we grilled for 18 people: Yesterday there were a total of 24 for the Memorial Day BBQ.
I got three loads of food out of one charge of Kingsford briquettes: First, a full load of tandoori chicken--mostly lid closed to ensure doneness. When that was finished, a full load of shish kabobs was done--lid open to char the meat without over cooking it. Finally, a load of burgers, hotdogs and Italian sausage.
There were tons of desserts and side dishes too, but I had no role in those other than eating them!
Plenty of drinks were had as well: The usual beer and wine, but also an easy Summer cocktail we came up with last year:
1 glass with a few ice cubes in it.
1 shot of gin or white rum poured over the ice.
1/2 can of Pelligrino Orange or Lemon soda.
(To conserve soda, just make two of these at a time--one for you and one for a guest)