Kamado Joe 22 lb. Natural Lump Charcoal (KJ-CHAR)

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  • 22 lbs.
  • High temperature, extended burn time
  • 100% carbonized wood
  • 100% natural charcoal
  • No chemical additives
  • Made with whole stock hardwood

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KAMADOE JOEKamado Joe 22 lb. Natural Lump Charcoal (KJ-CHAR)

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Excellent for my Big Green Egg

By Xander 88

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Grilling Enthusiast


  • Durable
  • The Large Chunks Last


  • No Cons At This Time

Best Uses

  • Indirect Cooking

Comments about KAMADOE JOE Kamado Joe 22 lb. Natural Lump Charcoal (KJ-CHAR):

This charcoal has many large lumps that burn evenly, hot and for several grilling sessions in my Big Green Egg. No offensive odors or tastes. This product is magic!

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  • Family Older Kids

Great hard wood lump

By photo egg

from Galveston,TX

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Comments about KAMADOE JOE Kamado Joe 22 lb. Natural Lump Charcoal (KJ-CHAR):

Fantastic bag of lump.
Very heavy, dense lump. Great for long cooks.
I used in my Small Big Green Egg last weekend. Lit grill at 10am and and shut it down at 8pm and still had lump left. Held rock solid temps with very little sparking at start up using Map Gas Torch. Cooked 2 Tri-Tips, 5lbs of skewed shrimp, several lamb racks and several flounder filets that day. Cooking temps between 300-500 depending on the cook.
This would not be the best lump for a quick steak as it's very dense and a little slow to start compared to many softer wood lumps. As neuron 99 said above, chimney started would be a nice way to get it going.
Please remember, natural lump lump is different from the pressed cubes. Each batch could be different. I might have gotten a very good bag but I will surly buy again. I hope JC Thai just got a bad bag as this is on of the best lumps I have used to date, and I have tried well over 30 brands over the last 10 years.

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Great Lump Charcoal!

By necron 99

from NW Ohio

About Me Master Griller


  • Great Size Distribution
  • High Heat
  • Long Burning
  • Low Ash


  • High Cost

Best Uses

  • Great Searing
  • Indirect Cooking
  • Low Slow Smoking

Comments about KAMADOE JOE Kamado Joe 22 lb. Natural Lump Charcoal (KJ-CHAR):

This is the best hardwood lump charcoal I've ever purchased! I'm having to choke down on the exhaust on my horizontal offset smoker to keep some control range at the air register. It lit easily in a Weber chimney with 2 Weber paraffin starter cubes. No sparking while lighting in the chimney or burning in the smoker. No unpleasant odors or flavors, extremely light pleasant woodsy odor when lighting, so needs some good seasoned wood to help impart a good smoked flavor to the food.

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  • Couple No Kids

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Poor substitute for American hardwoods

By JC Thai

from Littleton, CO

About Me Grilling Enthusiast

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    • Bad Smell
    • Short Burning
    • Too Much Ash

    Best Uses

      Comments about KAMADOE JOE Kamado Joe 22 lb. Natural Lump Charcoal (KJ-CHAR):

      This charcoal is a poor substitute for American hardwood charcoals. It doesn't burn very long and it produces tons of ash. Also the smell is not right. It reminds me of burning cigars. I won't be buying this any more.

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