Big K Boxed Restaurant Grade Charcoal 15kg £12.59 inc VAT @ JJ Foodservice
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Big K Boxed Restaurant Grade Charcoal 15kg £12.59 inc VAT @ JJ Foodservice

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Found 17th JunEdited by:"nbgrobbo"
Have never seen this so low in price, it's typically over £20 elsewhere.

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This is amongst the best hardwood charcoal on the market, it burns hot and long.
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Try sun dried African hardwood called Kameeldoring. It’s moisture content is less than 1% and it costs £15 for 20kg. It’s the best wood you can get for barbecues. You let the wood burn till it’s charcoal then barbecue on it. It makes the meat taste so much better than using charcoal.

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Edited by: "mansoor2" 17th Jun
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Can anyone buy from the or its member only ?
atlus11 m ago

Can anyone buy from the or its member only ?


Anyone can just go in and buy. I usually complete the order online and collect within the time slot.
How do they determine or define 'Restaurant Grade'????
Seems a bit subjective to me...
gidsterc4 m ago

How do they determine or define 'Restaurant Grade'???? Seems a bit …How do they determine or define 'Restaurant Grade'???? Seems a bit subjective to me...


Size and quality of the individual pieces of charcoal
Bargain this. Normally pay £20 for the 15kg bag. Too far though to really be worth it for me
Brilliant spot been wanting to try this out for a while.

Just managed to register and place an order to collect on Tuesday
Horrific website though
bobby-gg9 m ago

Brilliant spot been wanting to try this out for a while.Just managed to …Brilliant spot been wanting to try this out for a while.Just managed to register and place an order to collect on Tuesday Horrific website though



It is an incredibly sluggish website! I’ve not tried their app
Edited by: "nbgrobbo" 17th Jun
This is great Charcoal, I normally buy from Ocado where it is over £5.00 more even when it is on offer. I can't seem to order this on the (horrible) website. It says it isn't available until the 19/06/18. Anybody else have this issue?
BuddyBear6 m ago

This is great Charcoal, I normally buy from Ocado where it is over £5.00 …This is great Charcoal, I normally buy from Ocado where it is over £5.00 more even when it is on offer. I can't seem to order this on the (horrible) website. It says it isn't available until the 19/06/18. Anybody else have this issue?

I noticed that the link defaults to the Enfield branch, my local is Sidcup, I changed the location via the special offer tab to Sidcup and it showed as being in stock to order. It’s a very strange website!
Is there much difference between this and the £5/5kg bag from Morrison's?
Like a Monty Python sketch on someone up north being shown the internet... “can yer get coal on it?”
Great price! That’s what I use too, normally get them for £16-£18 from a Greek shop in North London.
CPL website has 12kg bags of restaurant grade premium lumpwood charcoal for £10.99 inc VAT with free delivery if you spend more than £50.
puppydog1610 m ago

CPL website has 12kg bags of restaurant grade premium lumpwood charcoal …CPL website has 12kg bags of restaurant grade premium lumpwood charcoal for £10.99 inc VAT with free delivery if you spend more than £50.



Apples and pears though, CPL is average, this is great stuff
Have you tried both products CPL restaurant grade and Big K Restaurant grade charcoal?
Of course. I find the “everburning” bags better than CPL. Don’t get me wrong, CPL is ok, but isn’t consistent and sometimes comes far to small for a long cook
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See above comment for a photo of what’s inside these boxes - this is not lumpwood charcoal, you get tree branches and massive lumps of wood. Probably overkill for a standard bbq but great if you’re trying slow cooking or have a ceramic bbq.
For the next level, try oxford charcoal
newbs5 m ago

For the next level, try oxford charcoal



Would be nice. It's only 334% more expensive.
newbs27 m ago

For the next level, try oxford charcoal



Absolutely next level, but I’m far too frugal for that
cpl is great, the big k burns too hot.
grinnaslee22 m ago

cpl is great, the big k burns too hot.


You need to control your airflow
Try sun dried African hardwood called Kameeldoring. It’s moisture content is less than 1% and it costs £15 for 20kg. It’s the best wood you can get for barbecues. You let the wood burn till it’s charcoal then barbecue on it. It makes the meat taste so much better than using charcoal.

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Edited by: "mansoor2" 17th Jun
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Try the ultimate in barbecue fuel. Sun dried African firewood. The best is a species called Kameeldoring. It’s an extremely dense and very dry firewood that burns to create copious amounts of really hot and long burning charcoal. I buy 10x20kg bags for £150. Here’s a picture of it just lit up.
Great price
gidsterc7 h, 16 m ago

How do they determine or define 'Restaurant Grade'???? Seems a bit …How do they determine or define 'Restaurant Grade'???? Seems a bit subjective to me...


Huge difference. Essentially When you buy the normal supermarket bags, you get the odd big piece but end up burning little chips of charcoal and a load of dust..... Restaurant grade is pretty much all larger pieces of charcoal.... This means easier to stack and light, is ready to cook at the same time and is lasts longer..... Because of this you get better results and need to use less.
No compatrison, hope thsi helps :-)
mansoor21 h, 34 m ago

[Image] Try the ultimate in barbecue fuel. Sun dried African firewood. The …[Image] Try the ultimate in barbecue fuel. Sun dried African firewood. The best is a species called Kameeldoring. It’s an extremely dense and very dry firewood that burns to create copious amounts of really hot and long burning charcoal. I buy 10x20kg bags for £150. Here’s a picture of it just lit up.


Link.?
f0rtune4 h, 16 m ago

See above comment for a photo of what’s inside these boxes - this is not l …See above comment for a photo of what’s inside these boxes - this is not lumpwood charcoal, you get tree branches and massive lumps of wood. Probably overkill for a standard bbq but great if you’re trying slow cooking or have a ceramic bbq.



absolutely agree. bought 3 boxes of this stuff for my weber thinking its the best but as you mentioned, its sticks and very large chunks so very difficult to maintain even heat as you get hotspots. and in my experience doesn't last longer than briquettes either
This stuff is brilliant, best charcoal I've found. However keep an eye on ocado they often do this 3 for 2 which works out cheaper
lf1983lf6 h, 48 m ago

Is there much difference between this and the £5/5kg bag from Morrison's?


In my experience this is the king of charcoal.....Morrison, Tesco etc are all crap in comparison to this...if you’re referring to the usual one they sell ...I hope its helps
I think Macro sells the restaurant grade charcoal for £11? But you obviously need a membership
Edited by: "Redbu11" 18th Jun
munish809 h, 14 m ago

In my experience this is the king of charcoal.....Morrison, Tesco etc are …In my experience this is the king of charcoal.....Morrison, Tesco etc are all crap in comparison to this...if you’re referring to the usual one they sell ...I hope its helps


Well he's referring to the big k product so same brand, but in my experience those bags are filled with mostly smaller chunks of charcoal and only a few of the branches shown in the photo above
mansoor213 h, 57 m ago

[Image] Try the ultimate in barbecue fuel. Sun dried African firewood. The …[Image] Try the ultimate in barbecue fuel. Sun dried African firewood. The best is a species called Kameeldoring. It’s an extremely dense and very dry firewood that burns to create copious amounts of really hot and long burning charcoal. I buy 10x20kg bags for £150. Here’s a picture of it just lit up.



Really interested in this, how long does it take to go from being lit to starting to cook?
stuysmith22 m ago

Really interested in this, how long does it take to go from being lit to …Really interested in this, how long does it take to go from being lit to starting to cook?


It takes a good hour so it’s ideal for a lazy Sunday barbecue with friends and family sitting around. Because it’s so dense, you also need a fair amount of kindling to get it going. The end result is worth it because it infused the meat with a really good woody smoke flavour.
I purchased a big blue bag of restaurant grade lump wood the other week and used it this weekend. I broke the pieces up a little as they were very large and used my chimney starter. After about 30 minutes only about 50% of each lump was actually grey. And my bbq lost heat very quickly. what did I do wrong?
Does anyone know the difference between the Kameeldoring firewood compared to the other African woods the site sells? Looks like an interesting alternative.
mansoor22 h, 58 m ago

It takes a good hour so it’s ideal for a lazy Sunday barbecue with friends …It takes a good hour so it’s ideal for a lazy Sunday barbecue with friends and family sitting around. Because it’s so dense, you also need a fair amount of kindling to get it going. The end result is worth it because it infused the meat with a really good woody smoke flavour.



Thank you
munish8016 h, 29 m ago

In my experience this is the king of charcoal.....Morrison, Tesco etc are …In my experience this is the king of charcoal.....Morrison, Tesco etc are all crap in comparison to this...if you’re referring to the usual one they sell ...I hope its helps


?

Morrison's sell lumpwood charcoal by the same producer, it's just not "restaurant grade" or whatever and looks to be slightly smaller pieces
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