The Best Lump Charcoal

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Jealous Devil All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal - 35LB recommended by Skillet Director
BIG CP 20-pound bag of natural lump charcoal recommended by Skillet Director
Pok Pok Thaan Thai Style Charcoal Logs, 5 lb recommended by Skillet Director
Rockwood All-Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal - Missouri Oak, Hickory, Maple, and Pecan Wood Mix recommended by Skillet Director
IPPINKA Kishu Binchotan BBQ Charcoal, 3lb of Lump Charcoal recommended by Skillet Director
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Jealous Devil All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal
BIG CP 20-pound Bag of Natural Lump Charcoal
Pok Pok Thaan Thai Style Charcoal Logs
Rockwood All-Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal
IPPINKA Kishu Binchotan BBQ Charcoal
Brand
Jealous Devil
Big Green Egg
Pok Pok Thaan
Rockwood
IPPINKA
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Price
from $29.95
$65.99
$15.00
from $29.99
$55.95
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Jealous Devil All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal - 35LB recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Jealous Devil All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal
Brand
Jealous Devil
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Price
from $29.95
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BIG CP 20-pound bag of natural lump charcoal recommended by Skillet Director
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BIG CP 20-pound Bag of Natural Lump Charcoal
Brand
Big Green Egg
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$65.99
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Pok Pok Thaan Thai Style Charcoal Logs, 5 lb recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Pok Pok Thaan Thai Style Charcoal Logs
Brand
Pok Pok Thaan
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Price
$15.00
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Rockwood All-Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal - Missouri Oak, Hickory, Maple, and Pecan Wood Mix recommended by Skillet Director
Title
Rockwood All-Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal
Brand
Rockwood
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Price
from $29.99
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IPPINKA Kishu Binchotan BBQ Charcoal, 3lb of Lump Charcoal recommended by Skillet Director
Title
IPPINKA Kishu Binchotan BBQ Charcoal
Brand
IPPINKA
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Price
$55.95
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How to Light Lump Charcoal?

Lump Charcoal Buyers’ Guide

How is lump charcoal made?

Good charcoal is pure carbon made by cooking wood in a very low oxygen temperature. Lump charcoal, in its turn, is made from wood scraps from sawmills and from the flooring. There are a lot of advantages when cooking with lump charcoal. These advantages include being all-natural, containing no additives, has a more effortless temperature adjustment, ash is less when cooking with lump charcoal, and also it lights quickly.

How to light lump charcoal?

Lighting lump charcoal is pretty easy and does not take you much time. You can use a charcoal chimney starter. You will need to fill paper or newspaper at the bottom of the chimney, fill the top of it with lump charcoal, use a match to burn the newspapers at the bottom of the chimney. You will need to wait for 15 to 20 minutes for the charcoal to change its color into red. After you notice the charcoal changed its color pour it under your grill grate and use ash rake or another fireproof tool to spread it evenly.

How long does lump charcoal burn?

Note that charcoal is very responsive to oxygen, and the burn time may vary based on the area and circumstances. If you cook on an open picnic grill, the typical burning time for lump charcoal is about 45 minutes. In a closed-off area like air regulated type of grills, the time for burning may be extended to 3 to 4 hours as there is less oxygen, and the charcoal is not that responsive. So, if you think there is an exact time you know when the charcoal is ready for grilling, you might be wrong, it depends on several factors such as the outside temperature and wind speed.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. As a talented young cook I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I'm worked as a chef in the most prestigious restaurants. Early in my career, I attended many workshops and seminars in Europe and the United States. The training took place at Michelin 3*-4* restaurants and cooking schools.