You have now found where you can buy Pure Charcoal comprised 100% from cooked wood, no additives. Most Briquettes including Kingsford, contain various additives that can taint meats if not burned off, see Info Links: Amazing Ribs & WIKIPEDIA:- "Kingsford Charcoal is made from charred softwoods such as pine and spruce which is then mixed with ground coal and other ingredients"
HOW TO START CHARCOAL IN 2 MINS WITHOUT A CHARCOAL CHIMNEY, FIRESTARTERS, LIGHTER FLUID, ETC:
Pile a mound of pure chemical free Lump Charcoal against one wall of BBQ, touch the base for 1 min with the tip of our 2000W Heat Gun or a Looftlighter electric charcoal starter, when red flames start after 30-60secs, back up 6-8 inches for a 2nd min. Then place a Smoker Wood Chunk on each side against the flaming coals or on top, but blow out and move them if they catch fire as no smoke in fire. If the Chunks catch fire when lid opened for turning meat, close lid and shut vents for a min, then smoking resumes. Easy eh?
Don't spread coals out flat as that's how you put them out, they need to be clumped together.
After adding more Lump Charcoal on top later, blow it alight quickly with the Heat Gun like the bellows of a Blacksmith forge.
We offer several types of locally made Australian pure chemical free natural LUMP CHARCOALS for Home & Restaurants. Use in Weber, Kamado Joe, Primo, Bullet, Offset Smoker. LownSlow or hot Grilling.
CASH PICKUP is available from our Carrum Downs Warehouse by appointment: 0431 210 997.
To box a bag up and send it by Courier to Metro postcodes costs $25ea. Bulk pickup prices at bottom..
20kg MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER RED GUM Ashless Charcoal Bags are $40ea. RRP $55ea. Cash Pickups 10 @ $35ea. We can get 10 bags delivered to Melb Restaurants for $60 private courier del. see other ad.
- All Round great charcoal, best for open cooking as no ash to blow on meat, but needs air vents min half open. Not good for long LownSlow cook as cutting off air to slow the burn will make it go out, but that is
also a feature as you can put it out and reuse it as it just gets smaller but can be reused and lit easily. If you have a Smartfire type fan heat controller, this coal will burn with minimal vents and is the best coal for a fan controller as there is no ash to blow around. Best for BBQ Spit, Rotisseries, open BBQ.
20kg IRONBARK LownSlow Charcoal Bags are $45ea. Limited supply. Mix it with Red Gum to temper the heat of Ironbark coal and keep Red Gum going overnight.
- Great LownSlow hot coal with 20% of the ash mess that Gidgee makes. Use half the amount you used of Gidgee ie. 1 bag IRONBARK = 2 bags GIDGEE!
20kg GIDGEE LownSlow Qld Charcoal Bags are $45ea.
- The original LownSlow Qld coal, is hot, can reach 700f and can go long period with vents 90% closed but leaves fine talc ash that can choke the pile over a long overnight cook. Mix it with Red Gum to lessen ash and keep Red Gum going overnight.
Cash Pickup Deal: 1 each of IRONBARK & RED GUM CHARCOAL FOR $80. Combine 2 great Char grill flavours by mixing them together and stabilize the excessive heat of IRONBARK coal. The Combo charcoal mix will work for Hot Grilling & LownSlow long cooks.
WE CAN SEND THE 20kg BAGS VIA COURIER CARTONS TO METRO POSTCODES WITH SECURE DROPOFF POINTS ONLY. Shipping cost for each 20kg bag carton is $25 and is added automatically.
Our pure Aussie Charcoals add good flavour to foods, not like the cheap smelly Indonesian Mangrove charcoal that is flooding the market as it can taint meats.
The ashless Red Gum is perfect for the new Heston's Everdure Fusion Charcoal BBQ as no mess to clean up. Customer Mark E. tested it in his patio Heston's Everdure Fusion BBQ and loved it: "Just fill it with the ashless Murrumbidgee River Red Gum Charcoal, push the electric Starter Fan button and let it go. It worked a charm, the heat spread very fast". Youtube demo of starting the Heston's BBQ
Standard Heat Beads need to get white hot and ashed over till they are safe to cook on... how do you then add more later? Lump Charcoal is pure and can be safely used for top ups! Briquettes and Beads are usually formed from low quality Brown Coal cooked into Char, Corn Starch binder and Sodium Nitrate accelerant...nasty. Since Brown Coal doesn't get hot, Heat Beads add sand for heat, hence the sandy ash mess. Is a Sodium Nitrate Heat Bead Snake sequentially igniting under your meat all night, safe?
AUSTRALIAN CHARCOAL HEAT LEVELS:
LOW HEAT: MALLEE STICK & BRANCH (Used by Charcoal Chicken shops) Low heat smaller pieces for LownSlow or small BBQ's.
Chicken Shops pack it down with the back of a shovel to slow cook their chooks. Good for shallow BBQ's where meat is close to heat. Mallee Charcoals spark entertainingly a bit at first, due to fine Mallee sand blown into the tree wood. For extra flavour, place some of our Mallee Root Wood Smoking Chunks to smolder on the charcoal.
HOT: MALLEE ROOT - Hot standard all round charcoal. Good for LownSlow.
- N.B. We don't offer Mallee Root due to the dangerous sparks it shoots at you when starting it with a Blowtorch or Hot Air Gun.
HOTTER: MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER RED GUM - Made from dense Murrumbidgee River Red Gum Trees, it leaves almost no ash! Large bulky bag. It burns hot and needs the small Weber air vent at least 3/4 open as it needs to breathe. Not good for LownSlow But if you have a Smartfire type fan heat controller, this coal will burn with minimal vents open and is the best coal for a fan as there is no ash to blow around.
Tested in Primo ceramic grill (like kamado) got to 340C/640F in 30 mins. Gets a Kamado up to 850F. It gets hot very quick, and smells great. Finally there is a hot clean pure Lump Charcoal that leaves no mess in your BBQ!
Red Gum smoke flavour is very similar to Hickory, imagine if you could buy Hickory Charcoal! You can't, but we can provide you with Red Gum Charcoal that imparts tasty Red Gum flavour to meats.
Customer feedback on fb from Simon:- Fired up my Primo oval Jnr today with Red gum charcoal. WOW ! what a difference. I thought the Primo charcoal was good but have to say this is better. The 20 Kg bag is massive and will give many cook ups. It lights fully within 30 minutes and has NO acrid smoke at all. Very easy to control temperature and hardly any ash at all. FANTASTIC product
EVEN HOTTER: GIDGEE - Gets a Kamado up to 900F. Good for LownSlow but lots of fine talc ash which can blow onto meat.
HOTTEST: IRONBARK - New Product: Good steady heat, best for LownSlow, restrict air otherwise it turns into a furnace, 20% the ash of Gidgee. AMAZING CHARCOAL! WARNING: RESTRICT THE AIR OR IT WILL GET TOO HOT!
N.B. For LownSlow, regulate heat by air vent control except for Red Gum Charcoal as it need air and will go out, or use less charcoal and add more later.
1kg RED GUM Charcoal Test:10mins lit:45mins lit:1.5hrs lit:
Our Bulk cash pickup prices from the Carrum Downs Warehouse are:
RED GUM 20kg $40 for 1-4 $35 10-99 $30 for 100.
GIDGEE 20kg $45 for 1-4 $40 10-99 $30 for 100.
IRONBARK 20kg $45 for 1-4 $40 10-99.
Gidgee from Qld is wrapped neatly on pallets, the local RED GUM & IRONBARK arrive to us as loose bags and are stacked on tall pallets unsuitable for mass transport, they must be hand loaded onto your trailer.