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100% Natural Charcoal

Drphil9001Drphil9001 Posts: 29
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I know that Lump charcoal is better than briquettes since most briquettes have fillers. But has anyone use the 100% natural charcoal? I got it from a local organic food market...packaging claims to have no fillers, additives or chemicals...


  • That would be lump

  • Drphil9001Drphil9001 Posts: 29
    edited June 2012
    Nope, they are briquettes. Not as uniform as, say Kingsford, but briquettes none the less.

  • Nope, they are briquettes. Not as uniform as, say Kingsford, but briquettes none the less.

    Ok. BGE used to do that too. It's just lump dust and sawdust with some type of binder. It's the same thing as kingsford in a fancy bag that is "all natural". I would avoid it next time but I'd burn it if you have it. it won't get as hot or burn as long and it won't relight like lump will.

  • fish8503fish8503 Posts: 29
    i saw those at Home Depot also and was wondering about it. it was still more than lump though. it said it was 100% natural charcoal 
  • Drphil9001Drphil9001 Posts: 29
    edited June 2012
    That's what I figured....I still have a bag from the Weber days, figured that I would use it up and then never again. :)

    Still have enough lump left for the wings that are about to go on...first time with wings on the BGE...
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    fwiw, other than the ones that have fuel in them, the only "chemicals" are the binder, which is often cornstarch.  you'll hear many dire warning of death and destruction re: 'chemicals', but that's not really true.  unless the whiz has found otherwise.

    of course, the match-light stuff IS impregnated with fuel, sure
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    As far as I know, you are right stike.  Of course, Kingsford is loaded with all sorts of things; we don't need to go there, lol.  But Wicked Good Charcoal, for example, makes natural briquettes which are nothing but the charcoal and a starch binder.
    The Naked Whiz
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