6 Best Lumpwood Charcoal In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best reviewed lumpwood charcoal currently available. Also see my guide to the best BBQS and BBQ tools.

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Best Lumpwood Charcoal
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Are you gearing up for BBQ season or mid way through a need a top up of fuel?

If you’re firing up a charcoal BBQ or an outdoor pizza oven, you have two main choices –

If you’re a charcoal BBQ or outdoor pizza oven owner, you’re going to need fuel to get going.

When it comes to charcoal you have two main choices – briquette charcoal or lumpwood charcoal.

Briquettes more commonly sold in stores like supermarkets or corner shops.

Lumpwood is often preferred by the BBQ purists for its taste.

It’s made from burning wood, usually in a brick oven, with restricted oxygen to remove all the impurities, sap and any moisture.

In this article I look at the best reviewed lbest brands and buys specifically for charcoal briquettes. See my separate guide to my top picks for the best lumpwoord charcoal.

Further down the article, I explain the main differences between briquette charcoal or lumpwood charcoal. – ultimately what best to choose is down to a personal preference and what you plan to cook.

Related: More camp cook top buys? See my picks for the best camping stove and portable bbq,

Looking to upgrade your BBQ? See my top picks for a charcoal BBQ, portable BBQ or Camping Fire Pit.

Or if you’re looking for the perfect shelter to cook no matter the weather, see my guide to the best BBQ shelter.

So here is my list of the the best lumpwood charcoal.

The prices can vary greatly on these so you may need to shop around!

Weber Lumpwood Charcoal

  • Ready to use in 15 minutes.
  • Made of beech, hornbeam, birch and oak.
  • 100 percent natural raw materials for pure taste.
  • Many owners of Weber barbecues are also big fans of their charcoal.

Weber Lumpwood Charcoal 5 kg

Weber Lumpwood Charcoal 10 kg

Big K Lumpwood Charcoal

  • Big K is a highly rated charcoal brand and they product two main types, lumpwood charcoal and restaurant grade charcoal.
  • Ready to cook within 30 minutes, with up to 90 minute cooking time
  • Packed in waterproof bags
  • 100% natural lumpwood charcoal

Big K Lumpwood Charcoal 5 kg

Big K Lumpwood Charcoal 10 kg

Big K Lumpwood Restaurant Grade Charcoal 12 kg

  • Restaurant grade lumpwood charcoal is higher quality and still lightweight.
  • Good reviews. From 361 purchases, 70% of buyers gave this 5 stars.

Big K Lumpwood Restaurant Grade Charcoal 15 kg

Big K Lumpwood Charcoal 20 kg

  • 4 bags of 5kg, so use one and store the rest away.
  • Very positive feedback. From 124 ratings, 71% gave this 5 stars.

Kamado Joe Lumpwood Charcoal

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  • Fab reviews. From No products found., 76% give this 5 stars out of 5.

Instant Light Lumpwood Charcoal

Bar-Be-Quick Instant Light Lumpwood Charcoal, 13.5kg

  • You get 10 packs each with 1.35kg per bag.
  • Ready for cooking in just 20 minutes.
  • Kept in its own paper bag which is simply placed on the barbecue and lit using a long match or a BBQ lighter.
  • Burns for up to 90 minutes.
  • Recommended Usage: 1 x 1.35kg bag per average 17″ (43.2 cm) barbecue
  • On the pricey side.
  • Fantastic reviews. From 320 buyers, 82% give it 5 stars.

Big K Instant Light Lumpwood Charcoal, 4x1kg Bags Instant BBQ Charcoal

  • No.1 bestselling charcoal – not just the instant type!
  • Top seller because of its quality and price.
  • It’s packed into 1kg dust proof bags, perfect for a small home BBQ.
  • 15/20 mins to reach temp, heat lasts at temp for cooking meat for about 40 mins to an hour, depending on weather and wind.
  • Great reviews. From over 1,000 reviews 89% give them 4 or 5 stars out of 5.

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I hope this list of the best Lumpwood Charcoal was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.


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Dominic Sawyer

Dominic has been writing on the web since 2000. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from Nottingham University and his research thesis has been published in journals. With a foundation in painstaking research he found his passion for travel and has worked in the sector for 20 years. He has written a book about travel and has extended his expertise to consumer research across the travel and leisure sector.

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