Diall instant light Charcoal bag 6000g - £5 @ B&Q
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Diall instant light Charcoal bag 6000g - £5 @ B&Q

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LocalFound 26th Apr
Loads in stock inB&Q Manchester at the fort. Stock up for the hopefully summer...seems B&Q believes there won't be much of one this year
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Good find and hear given just for the description of our upcoming summer....or lack of one!
For those who like their bbq food tasting of paraffin.

I really don't see the need for this at all.
I only use a little of this paraffin infused charcoal as a base to get the chimney starter fired up (very useful), that way avoiding the fumes.
Not a bad price though... just strange not any mention on B&Q website?
Why are you using a chimney starter for lumpwood? It's only need for briquettes as they're designed to burn slowly.

Regarding the price, cheap charcoal is cheap. The stuff they soak in paraffin is usually as cheap as it gets.
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Thanks for this @Shrice Added the local deal option to this thread as its offline.
ro53ben4 h, 15 m ago

Why are you using a chimney starter for lumpwood? It's only need for …Why are you using a chimney starter for lumpwood? It's only need for briquettes as they're designed to burn slowly.Regarding the price, cheap charcoal is cheap. The stuff they soak in paraffin is usually as cheap as it gets.


I disagree, I use a chimney starter so I don't have to soak my lumpwood in lighter fuel!
ro53ben15 h, 35 m ago

For those who like their bbq food tasting of paraffin.I really don't see …For those who like their bbq food tasting of paraffin.I really don't see the need for this at all.


By the time you put your food on the bbq the paraffin has well and truly been burnt off
not the best lumpwood most of it is quite small meaning it burns off quicker but for £5 its not bad
gazdoubleu15 h, 22 m ago

I disagree, I use a chimney starter so I don't have to soak my lumpwood in …I disagree, I use a chimney starter so I don't have to soak my lumpwood in lighter fuel!


You don't need either, that's my point. I don't understand why people seem unable to light a fire, did we not descend from cavemen?
cheerio10inarow4 h, 22 m ago

By the time you put your food on the bbq the paraffin has well and truly …By the time you put your food on the bbq the paraffin has well and truly been burnt off


By the time the paraffin has burned off your charcoal, my food is cooked. You're left with a few glowing embers which are only good for cooking chicken you already cooked indoors in the oven.
wipeout131932 m ago

not the best lumpwood most of it is quite small meaning it burns off …not the best lumpwood most of it is quite small meaning it burns off quicker but for £5 its not bad


I've experimented with a lot of cheap charcoal, it's just a false economy.

Good UK sourced charcoal is on sale. It's pure charcoal, nothing added. When you light it, it just works.

If you buy cheaped stuff, shipped from South America or similar, it has to be loaded into containers for the boat. It's a big fire hazard, so regulations insist they spray all the charcoal with borax first - this is a fire retardant.

Obviously covering charcoal with a fire retardant conflicts somewhat with its purpose in life - to burn. It means cheap charcoal is very hard to light and you waste a lot in doing so as people resort to accelerants like light fluid that just burn half of it off while you're unable to put food over the fuming chemicals. The borax stinks too, which is why cheap charcoal doesn't smell anything like as nice as the good stuff - it just smells like Nippon Ant Killer, which contains...borax.

One solution is to import loads of cheap charcoal and soak it in paraffin then bag it up as instant light and use it on disposable BBQs. They're cheap and perfect for those who like a black sausage and a beer twice a year before they find the blood in their badly cooked chicken legs.

Do yourself a favour, try the good stuff. It will pay for itself in time and flavour.
A Chimney Starter is the best thing that has happened to cavemen since they learned to walk upright! That applies to everything from wood, briquettes, expensive charcoal as well as cheap. Starting your barbie this way is just so fast, clean and hassle free and all it takes to get it going is 1 small block of starter or paper and you walk away, letting the super heated updraft work its magic. If you are going to go for this paraffin charcoal beware of not to starting it with too much initially, as it can smoke like hell until it gets going.
Top tip of the day: Get yourself a second chimney starter and keep a reserve of burning charcoal on standby, particularly if you want to finally sizzle some steaks... which any caveman would want to go on right at the end of a barbie session.
Now can someone sort out this rain... just received delivery of 6 x 12kg bags of restaurant grade hard lumpwood charcoal yesterday
Chimney starters not for lumpwood. Even the Weber packaging explicitly states it
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