Lump Charcoal burns cleaner, hotter and longer than briquettes. Dollar for Dollar - Lump Charcoal is the better value!
Charcoal can be made from any number of natural hardwood materials such as Hickory, Oak, Maple, Mesquite, and Fruitwoods. They have unique aromas and tend to produce a better grade of charcoal. Better grades of charcoal come from raw materials with low sulfur content.
Lump charcoal is essentially carbonized wood made by the partial burning or destructive distillation of wood. Briquettes are made by combining the dust produced during the production of lump charcoal or wood char, mineral char, mineral carbon (all heat sources) limestone (for uniform visual ashing), starch (a binder), borax, sodium nitrate and sawdust (both ignition aids). Simply put, lump charcoal is a cleaner, more natural product..
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