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Big Block XL Lump Charcoal

  • Block burns cleanly and emits a robust wood-fire flavor
  • Utilizes less heat to cook and burns longer for slow-cooking
  • Partially burnt charcoal pieces can be reused
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Product Overview

Kamado Joe 100% Natural Lump Charcoal is made from real trees so it burns clean and gives you a robust wood-fire flavor. Some other brands are made from scrap furniture or processed wood. This means less wood-fire flavor. Burns hotter for moister meats. Because Kamado Joe 100% Natural Lump Charcoal is made from hardwood, it burns hotter. This allows you to achieve steak- searing temperatures. Used in conjunction with a ceramic grill which insulates well, you will use less total heat to cook your food which means moister meats. Burns longer for better slow cooking. Kamado Joe 100% Natural Lump Charcoal burns longer thanks to the hardwood used to make it. Also, you will get the right mix of fast-starting small pieces and long-burning large pieces that will allow you to cook low and slow for extended periods of time. Other lump charcoals offer too many cheaper small pieces and not enough larger pieces. Costs less per use. Kamado Joe 100% Natural Lump Charcoal costs less per use because the hardwood charcoal burns hotter and the larger pieces burn longer. If you close the vents in your grill when done, you will also be able to re-use partially burned charcoal pieces.
  • 100% natural lump charcoal
  • Lights quickly and easily
  • Burns hot and long
  • Give a robust wood-fire flavor

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
25 in
Assembled Height (in.)
6 in
Assembled Width (in.)
15 in

Details

Bag Weight (lb.)
20.1
Lighter Fluid Required
No
Lighter Fluid Required
Lighter Fluid Not Required
Outdoor Living Product Type
Lump Charcoal/Wood
Returnable
90-Day

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.9
    out of 85 reviews
  • 97% recommend this product
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Not impressed
Purchased for my new Big Joe III. Just finished off the first bag, chunks seem no different than any other brand I've tried.
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    Waited way too long!
    Spent the last two years contemplating purchasing a Kamado style grill. That was clearly way too long! The family absolutely loves the food, flavor and the ease of use. I purchased the KJ Classic III because of the Divide and Conquer and the SloRoller systems which are a clear cut above the competition. Looking forward to my next KJ purchase which will be the Big Joe III. Thanks Kamado Joe!!!
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    Great Charcoal
    The winning combination of the Kamado Classic and this charcoal make for a clean, efficient burn. Smoked a whole pork belly and then a whole chicken on about two pounds worth.
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    Large and dense chunks with long burn time
    Been using this lump for 5 year's. Have tried other brands and always come back to this one. It's dense, easy to light, burns long and hot but also maintains consistent low temps. Puts off a neutral smoke profile which allows me to supplement with my wood species of choice when smoking BBQ without having the oak or hickory smoke that American hardwood lump puts off. It's the best bang for my buck. Comparable lump that uses the same species of quebracho wood costs much more than this one.
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      The Best!
      Love it! Easy to maintain consistent low temps! Dialed my temp in at 220 f. For a long 18 hour brisket cook. Never had to touch it after that!
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      Best burn and very minimal on dust
      Big lumps that burn extremely consistent, no garbage.
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        The only Lump that I use in my grill!
        I have been cooking on my Kamado Joes for 7 years and have never found a more consistent Lump to use in my grill for low and slow or high temp cooks!
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          Massive chunks - Perfect for controlled temp cooks
          The only charcoal that I can find that makes my brisket without adding more during the HOURS it takes. Very predictable and controllable fuel
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            Long burns!
            Great lump charcoal, reusable for 2 or 3 cooks. Nice!
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              Buen carbon
              Excelente big blocks , very good the quality, I will buy again
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                This charcoal is too fragile for shipping
                Charcoal is great but I will never order it shipped again. Package took over a month to arrive as it came from a southern US state. The charcoal broke in shipping, the pieces were half the size I normally get when I buy the charcoal in person. I am disappointed in this purchase.
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                Lights fast and is high quality to last!
                I got a great price and I’m set for a while. This stuff lights fast and last for another use or two. Perfect.
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                Nice and big pieces
                Really big chunks of charcoal and it burns nice and slow. It burns quite clean also.
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                THE BEST!
                I have bought several brands of lump coal and Big Block, by far, is the best. It burns much hotter, and much longer, than any other brand I have tried. Home run
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                • Recommended
                Lump Charcoal
                Great deal, five bags for the price of four. I've tried several different lump charcoal brands and like Kamado Joe Big Block the best.
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                • Recommended
                Can always count on Atlanta Grill
                Have purchased multiple times from then and always good price and service
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                • Recommended
                Awesome Charcoal!
                Simple the best lump charcoal! Very dense and not light weight like some others I’ve tried. Great for extended cooks like brisket. One load lasts all day.
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                Do not buy the Big Block Charcoal online
                I love the charcoal, but having delivered is not a good idea. It came in crushed boxes and the charcoal is no longer big pieces , more like dust.
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                Response from Customer SupportNov 20, 2020
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                Efficient Fuel
                I have used this charcoal several times now as I am a novice with my Kamado Joe. It lights quickly, has very little ash residue and the flavor of meats and vegetables is amazing. This Kingsford and Weber Kettle cook will use Big Block as my go to fuel of choice.
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                • Recommended
                Great Heat
                Great long lasting lump coal. I did a 9 hour burn without adding more, just opened vent a little more.
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                • Recommended
                KJ lump coal
                Best fuel for my KJ classic 3 outperforms other coal and couldn’t pass up the deal
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                • Recommended
                Great charcoal
                These are the best charcoal. I tried few other types, but with these I get height heat and I can control the heat much easier.
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                • Recommended
                Good Stuff
                always have great results with Big Block. Tried others keep coming back to Kamado Joe's charcoal.
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                REALLY Big Block!
                Was really impressed with the size of the pieces of this charcoal....these are the biggest chunks of any lump charcoal I have purchased
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                • Recommended
                Big block charcoal
                Good flavor and very large in size. Lights easy and burn hot for a long time.
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                • Recommended
                Nice Large Pieces
                Bought to try and not disappointed. There is a great deal of personal preference concerning lump. It is worth a try. B
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                  Big Block Charcoal
                  Excellent burn, lasts longer than other charcoals.
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                  • Recommended
                  Kamado Joe Big Block
                  What a great deal and love the Kamado Joe Big Block - burns long and with no chemical taste. I’ve tried others and always come back to KJ BB
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                  • Recommended
                  Lovely charcoal lumps
                  Best lump I use by far. Just wish I could find it in the stores by the house.
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                  • Recommended
                  Lump coal
                  Perfect experience, just what i ordered in a timely manner
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