What we Australians think is charcoal is in fact poor quality briquettes laced with chemicals and lighting agents. Lump charcoal is something different all together …
Most Australians are familiar with charcoal briquettes that are made from compressed blocks of coal dust or charcoal saw dust. Briquettes contain chemical additives (that often smell and leave an unpleasant taste) to help them light and remain alight.
Lump charcoal on the other hand, is simply carbonised wood, a by-product of burning wood in the absence of oxygen. Lump charcoal lights faster, burns hotter and leaves no nasty flavours or odours compared to briquettes.
Big Green Egg charcoal contains only 100% natural, ultra-premium American oak and hickory hardwood. You will see, smell and taste the difference immediately! Our Lump Charcoal doesn’t contain any fillers, chemicals, treated woods or petroleum by products of any kind. In fact, Big Green Egg charcoal meets EPA environmental guidelines and is CE certified in the European Union.
Big Green Egg Lump Charcoal burns hotter and more efficiently than charcoal briquettes and produces very less ash, making it great for both value and performance.
Food also tastes better when cooked over our lump charcoal. Many chefs in fact, consider Big Green Egg lump charcoal to be their secret ingredient when preparing restaurant quality food on an EGG.
Available in two convenient sizes – 4.5kg and 9kg bags.
Simply pour Big Green Egg Lump Charcoal up to rim of the ceramic Firebox. Open the Draft Door below and fully open the Dual Function Metal Top. Place 2-3 Big Green Egg SpeediLight Charcoal Starters over the charcoal and light them. After 10-15 minutes, the charcoal will be glowing and you’ll be ready to start cooking on the EGG!USING YOUR EGG?