Why natural charcoal? What’s the difference?
Big Green Egg charcoal contains only 100% natural American oak and hickory “ultra premium” hardwood … you will see — and taste — the difference immediately. What else would you want to cook with? Big Green Egg 100% Natural Lump Charcoal is easy to light and is usually ready to cook in about 10 minutes. Plus, it burns hotter and more efficiently, with more BTUs, than charcoal briquettes. Our premium lump charcoal also produces less ash so there is minimal waste and clean up … delivering more value and performance in every bag. But, most importantly, food tastes better, without harsh chemicals or odors that can be released when cooking with briquettes or other similar products. In fact, we recommend against ever using briquettes, lighter fluids or any quick-light charcoal product in a Big Green Egg.
- Manufactured in the USA from premium, select hardwoods
- Big Green Egg Natural Lump Charcoal meets EPA environmental guidelines and is CE Certified in the European Union (EU).
OB - 100% Natural Lump Charcoal
Burns clean and American made and sourced – there are many other lump coals out there that make claims to be better or a better value. Most are sourced and manufactured outside the US. I have much more confidence that with BGE natural means natural.
Scott Purcell - 100% Natural Lump Charcoal
Best charcoal I have ever used. Lasts long, burns great and is never a bunch of small useless pieces. The best. Would be nice to purchase online, as there are no dealers close to my home, but for now, i’ll drive the 30+ miles to get it.
Mike - 100% Natural Lump Charcoal
Nothing Better! I have used some other brands and always come back to the BGE charcoal, it burns so consistent and easier to control low temps with. This stuff lasts FOREVER!! I can get numerous cooks out of a 20lb bag… save yourself time and just buy BGEC…..
Susan - 100% Natural Lump Charcoal
Love love this bye fuel,I moved from NH to SC and hadn’t looked for a dealer here. So I bought Frontier,buy what a mistake ,it burn black smoke for an hour before I could even put food on the smoker then I couldn’t co trol the fuel from a burn out after 3 hours . The temp stayed at 450 until I closed one of the shafts to lower the heat. What a waste of money. Off to the store to get my BEG
MC - 100% Natural Lump Charcoal
BGE lump is and has been very consistent for me. I tried a few others, but was not impressed when finding plywood and other construction debris mixed in. I have no issue with BGE lump from that standpoint alone.
Logan G - 100% Natural Lump Charcoal
I love the flavor that this adds to my food. I don’t taste the chemicals that I get from other brands. I was able to smoke low and slow with complete consistency. The temperature didn’t change. I also didn’t always need to add every time I grilled, if I was doing a quick high temperature sear on my meat. I would absolutely recommend this charcoal over any other brand out there.
EmoryRock30 - 100% Natural Lump Charcoal
I starting using this charcoal when I first purchased my BGE but then I tried venturing out and experimenting with other brands. That was a mistake, I have tried 4 other big name brands and the BGE charcoal is by far superior in quality and taste for the food. Save money elsewhere if that’s your concern.