Here's a how to on cooking steak on charcoal by our friend Will of the The Weekend Homestead. I've been emailing with Will about different DIY and homesteading topics, and he watched our video on how to cook steak directly on charcoal and shot a video about his steak. Nice.
I'm not sure why people get weird about cooking directly on charcoal. Its wood! Like the wood your cutting board is made out of. And your food gets plenty of ash on it when its cooked on a grill or in a wood fired pizza oven.
Check out Will's YouTube channel here.