Our charcoal is made from sustainably managed wood, from the coppice we manage in South Lanarkshire and from local broadleaf woodlands. We make charcoal in a variety of ways, from the very traditional earth burns to the modern retort. The majority of our charcoal is made in metal kilns, which we fill with wood and then light a fire, which is managed throughout the burning process. Burns in our kilns take between 10 to 15 hours and produce around 10 bags of charcoal. By buying our charcoal, you’re supporting a local producer, creating employment, maintaining a traditional method of production and reducing your environmental impact.
How to light
There’s no need to use fire lighters or fuels with this charcoal. Our preferred way of lighting is to put a small amount of paper into a charcoal chimney, fill it with charcoal and light the paper. Wait until you see flames coming out of the top of your chimney, empty into the BBQ tray and add the amount of charcoal you need. If you don’t have a chimney, try wrapping a small amount of charcoal in some paper and then lighting the paper. The charcoal will heat up quickly. You can even use the bag!