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Q: Where can I purchase Timber Charcoal Co. lump charcoal?

For a list of many of the fine retailers who carry our lump charcoal, click on Products and then Distributors on our website.  You can also email us at kathleen@timbercharcoal.com to find out if  there is a supplier near you.

Q: Is hardwood lump charcoal a natural product?

Yes, hardwood lump charcoal is a natural product created from the controlled burning of hardwoods like oak and hickory.  No artificial chemicals are added to lump charcoal. 

Image: Hardwood bundles

Q: Is hardwood lump charcoal the same as charcoal briquettes?

No, hardwood lump charcoal is not the same as charcoal briquettes. Hardwood lump charcoal is an all-natural product made from hardwoods, which are burned to remove all impursities using a controlled process that results in pure carbon left behind. Charcoal briquettes are a pressed product that includes a variety of materials. Dust left over from lump charcoal is an ingredient in briquettes.

Image: Ribs smoked using hardwood charcoal

Q: Do hardwood lump charcoal and briquettes burn the same?

No, hardwood lump charcoal burns hotter than briquettes, so you will need less.  A chimney starter full of lump charcoal is all you need to grill steaks. 

Q: Can hardwood charcoal be reused?

Yes, if you smother the fire after you a finished, you should be able to use the unburned portion next time.

Q: What is the easiest way to ignite lump charcoal for grilling?

A chimney started with a firestarter at the bottom is the easiest way to ignite lump charcoal for grilling.  Lighter fluid is not recommended because it can add undesired flavor to grilled food.

Q: Is Timber Charcoal labeled for sale in the state of California?

No, Timber Charcoal bags are not labeled for sale or resale in the state of California.