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Green olive company charcoal.

Hey,

Does anyone have any experience with this charcoal. Found in local garden centre and was thinking of giving it a go.

im based in the UK. So I don’t think they don’t have too much choice.

Answers

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,325
    edited August 31
    Welcome and these members below will be your biggest help with charcoal and your location. 

    @Eoin
    @CPFC1905
    @Stormbringer
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,738
    @Thebeast welcome to the forum! I use Green Olive charcoal exclusively, the premium restaurant grade stuff. It has neutral aromatics, so I use smoking chunks to get specific smoke flavours. The charcoal is made from shea oak which is very dense. This means it can take longer to get going (I have a Looftlighter for this) but it burns for ages. Also, check out my food blog in the sig below, there's some UK specific stuff in it.
    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
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    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff http://www.thecooksdigest.co.uk
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  • ThebeastThebeast Posts: 18
    Cool thanks, @Stormbringer is it better than the big green egg charcoal? How much longer does it take to light? Just waiting for my flame boss to make an appearance. I currently have one of each flavour. Sorry I don’t see your blog in your sig, but I’d love to read it! 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,102
    Thebeast said:
    Cool thanks, @Stormbringer is it better than the big green egg charcoal? How much longer does it take to light? Just waiting for my flame boss to make an appearance. I currently have one of each flavour. Sorry I don’t see your blog in your sig, but I’d love to read it! 

    bge charcoal in the us is a less expensive royal oak lump put in an expensive green bag. if its shipped overseas i cant imagine the cost. royal oak is a descent convenient to get lump here at a descent cost
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 3,663
    @Thebeast

    If you are on a mobile device, signatures are not visible.  Here is the blog: http://www.thecooksdigest.co.uk
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,738
    Thebeast said:
    Cool thanks, @Stormbringer is it better than the big green egg charcoal? How much longer does it take to light? Just waiting for my flame boss to make an appearance. I currently have one of each flavour. Sorry I don’t see your blog in your sig, but I’d love to read it! 
    I think it is, yes. Why? It's literally half the price of the BGE stuff, does the same job and last longer. It doesn't take that long to get going, maybe 10 mins longer than the BGE stuff and that's only if you light it using a BGE lighter block. I use a Looftlighter (hot air blower), gets the charcoal lit in a matter of seconds. Yuo can find that item on amazon.co.uk. 
    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff http://www.thecooksdigest.co.uk
    --------------------------------------------------------------


  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,215
    Welcome aboard @Thebeast  Whereabout are you?
    Green Olive is nice,  Oxford is expensive,  BGE is my last resort.   I tend to get restaurant grade from Ebay   @Stormbringer has wealth beyond imagination  =)
    I tried to get some Globaltic recently but that all went pear shaped in a PayPal / Hermes maelstrom of despair.
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • ThebeastThebeast Posts: 18
    Cheers everyone. I’ll give this olive a go from my garage. I got the premium professional there. :) I’ll order some direct to get the discounts!
  • ThebeastThebeast Posts: 18
    @Stormbringer a loofighter fell into my basket. Coming tomorrow. I assume I just light one place in the middle of bbq or do you make a bigger fire with it? All very much a bear ing curve for me.
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,738
    Thebeast said:
    @Stormbringer a loofighter fell into my basket. Coming tomorrow. I assume I just light one place in the middle of bbq or do you make a bigger fire with it? All very much a bear ing curve for me.
    Yep light it in the middle of the coals and pull it away when the coal start glowing. There's probs an instructional on YouTube somewhere.
    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff http://www.thecooksdigest.co.uk
    --------------------------------------------------------------


  • ThebeastThebeast Posts: 18
    I appreciate all the help. Now to find somewhere to pop 120kg charcoal!!
  • CPFC1905CPFC1905 Posts: 1,215
    Thebeast said:
    I appreciate all the help. Now to find somewhere to pop 120kg charcoal!!
     :o   Somewhere dry,  that's for sure.   And do plenty of cooks. 
    Other girls may try to take me away 
    But you know, it's by your side I will stay
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,738
    CPFC1905 said:
    Thebeast said:
    I appreciate all the help. Now to find somewhere to pop 120kg charcoal!!
     :o   Somewhere dry,  that's for sure.   And do plenty of cooks. 
    ^^ this. And post pics!
    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff http://www.thecooksdigest.co.uk
    --------------------------------------------------------------


  • ThebeastThebeast Posts: 18
    @Stormbringer done a couple of bits so far!! Only got the looft 1 as the x wasn’t on next day delivery.
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,905
    Alderline for me now as it's completely smoke neutral and ready to cook on in minutes. BGE is pricey and not that good. I've been waiting for Ed's road test of Globaltic (personal recommendation from Hoggy), but he seems to have fallen at the first hurdle. As a general rule, if it's smokey once lit, it's not very good.
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