Charcoal BBQs are the perfect option for BBQ beginners or experts by being affordable, versatile and giving the best taste and experience. BBQs rely on hot charcoal to make sure your food is fully cooked and mouth-watering with a great smell and taste. 


Made for reliability and versatility, a BBQ is a must-have for any garden in 2022. If you want to learn more, keep reading. 


The Benefits of a Charcoal BBQ

Getting started with a BBQ may seem a bit of a challenge, but there is no need to use lighter fluids, which will add an unpleasant taste to your food. Our organic firelighters work just as good as the traditional ones but without the smell of lighting fluid or paraffin. This makes them perfect for cooking!


Versatility is one of the main factors to consider when purchasing a BBQ. Their constant radiation of heat will help you cook for longer. They also give you the option to sear meat hot and fast. On the other hand, you can also slow-cook larger cuts by placing them away from the direct heat and offsetting from the hot coals.



How to Use a Charcoal BBQ

As mentioned previously, charcoal BBQs allow you to cook with more versatility and for longer. Therefore, opting for premium charcoal will enhance the flavour of your delicious food. Natural lumpwood charcoal enhances the flavours of your food with natural smoked aromas. To enhance the flavours further when using lumpwood charcoal, try mixing in some of our smokin’ wood chips and chunks. Our Smokin’ range comes in a variety of flavours.


Our charcoal briquettes are made from compressed wood and natural starch binding agents to give you a steady cooking heat. The benefits of briquettes are that they achieve; quick to reach cooking temperatures, they also maintain a consistent cooking heat, and they have a long-lasting cooking time of an average of three hours. Their prolonged burn is great for those with smokers, giving the best cooking experience for both home BBs and professional kitchens. 


It is helpful with all this in mind to buy the best quality products you can to meet your cooking needs. Furthermore, you should try to consider ethical and environmental factors. 


Our Charcoals

Here at The Green Olive Firewood Company, we offer a wide range of natural charcoal that is made from ethically sourced and sustainable wood products. Our natural West Sussex Lumpwood Charcoal is produced at our farm in West Sussex using local British Hardwoods from managed woodlands. All the products we source come from farms, or woodlands with clear woodland management programmes. We pride ourselves on ensuring high quality and responsibility across our entire supply chain, to make sure our customers receive the best possible charcoal. See our natural charcoal range

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