Ozark Oak Lump Charcoal
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Quick Stats
Date Of Review: October, 2002
Date Of Review: December, 2007
Purchased From: Harp's Grocery, Arkansas and BBQ's Galore, NC
Date Purchased: 8/31/2002
Price: $3.39 in the midwest, $5.99 in the east
Weight: 10 pounds
Burn Time:
Ash Production:
Type of Wood: Looks like mostly oak and perhaps some hickory, bag only specifies hardwood
Strange Material?: None
Scrap Lumber Pieces?: None
Smell: Mild smokey aroma.
Country of Origin: USA


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Commentary

This is good quality lump, and a bargain to boot. It is comparable to BGE lump in quality, although it did not contain the few huge pieces that we usually find in a bag of BGE lump. It was nearly all useable size, with pieces averaging about 3". Just a little dust in the bottom of the bag, along with a few chips. We did not find any unburned pieces of wood, and no funny stuff. A few pieces included bark, maybe 3-4 in the entire bag. There was some scrap, but nothing fancy. The lump lit easily and quickly, and did not smoke excessively. It had a light woodsy, smokey aroma that added flavor but did not overpower delicate foods. Would we buy it again? You bet.

Update: The above review was contributed. We recently were able to buy a bag ourselves and we intended to replace the review with our own. However, basically our review would have been roughly the same, so we will just add our recommendation. We found no scrap in our bag, so I guess we like it even more! We give it our Highly Recommended rating.

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Other Information

None.


Unusual or Unique Statements

None.


Statements From The Bag

"Natural Lump Hardwood Charcoal", "100% Hardwood Charcoal", "Lights Fast and Burns Hot!", "No Fillers or Additives", "Adds a Mild Smoked Flavor to Foods"


Lighting Instructions

None.


Photos Of Contents

This is the contents of the bag. Those are 1 inch squares on the measuring bar.


Here is a closer view.


Here are the larger pieces we found in the bag.


Here are the contents of the bag sorted into large, medium, small, and too small/chips/dust.


Other Photos

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Photo of UPC Code

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Contact Information

Here is the contact information for Ozark Oak's factory:
Ozark Oak Charcoal Company
Route 1, Box 50DD
Yellville, AR 72687

(870) 427-5688


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