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Quick Stats
Date Of Review: June, 2003
Purchased From: Donated by Hawgeyes BBQ
Date Purchased: June, 2003
Price: $12.00
Weight: 1 bushel, about 20 pounds (bag tested was 1/2 bushel)
Burn Time:
Ash Production:
Type of Wood: Mostly oak, a little maple or hickory.
Strange Material?: None
Scrap Lumber Pieces?: None
Smell: Pleasant mild smell.
Country of Origin: USA

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Seven Oaks could be one of the best-kept secrets in the American charcoal industry. We had not seen it mentioned on any BBQ bulletin boards and we only came across it when we were approached by Hawgeyes BBQ. Seven Oaks is owned and operated by Margaret West and her sister Marta. They are two very nice ladies from Lineville IA. They make the charcoal, bag it and deliver it themselves in their Dodge pickup and trailer. Dang!

As for the lump itself, this is as good as any lump made by Royal Oak, B&B or Ozark. As you can see from the photos, the size distribution of the charcoal is excellent, with very few chips and little dust. It is easy to light and has a mild pleasant smell to it. Perhaps the only thing you might ask for in all these charcoals is that it were a little bit denser and thus longer lasting. This charcoal gets our Recommended rating.

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Unusual or Unique Statements


Statements From The Bag

"100% Natural", "Fast Starting", "Long Lasting", "No Additives", "No Fillers", "More BTUs per Pound than Briquetts" (sic)

Lighting Instructions


Photos Of Contents

The ruler has 1 inch markings on it.

This is a closer view.

Some of the larger chunks! >

Here the bag is sorted into large, medium and small stuff. The pile on the far
right was small chips and powder, not that much. As you can see, the biggest part
of the bag was the large and medium pieces.

Other Photos

This is how the bags arrived.

Photo of UPC Code

Here is a photo of the UPC code on the bag:

Contact Information

Seven Oaks. Inc.
PO Box 75
Lineville, IA 50147

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