OUR SECRET IS NO SECRET
We use a time-honoured, traditional approach to make our charcoal. Using kilns hand-built to our own design and specifications, we put the craft back into grilling.
Our timber is harvested from healthy and sustainable British woodland with Grown in Britain certification, providing a vital habitat for native birds, animals and plants. We strictly source no wood from rainforest, unlike much of the charcoal sold in the UK.
The wood is then split and prepared for our specially-designed kilns. To verify sustainability, we know the British woodland source of every batch of timber we use. Charcoal is then produced by slow pyrolysis, the heating of wood in the absence of oxygen.
Our ‘Oxford process’ is as kind to the environment as can be. Our kilns have the lowest emissions of any we have seen. It’s all part of our pledge to produce the most natural possible product, every time.
Our small-batch fired charcoal is then graded by size for restaurant, domestic grill and biochar use, so you get the charcoal that’s right for you and your style of cooking.
You won’t find any sawdust, starch or coal in our charcoal packs. We don’t use nasty fire retardant chemicals, so the flavour isn’t affected and you can add more charcoal at any point without having to stop cooking.