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Quick Stats
Date Of Review: May, 2004
Purchased From: Donated by Woodoggies
Date Purchased: May, 2004
Price: $9.79 for 20 pounds
Weight: 10 pounds
Burn Time:
Ash Production:
Type of Wood: Unknown, but probably oak and hickory.
Strange Material?: None
Scrap Lumber Pieces?: None
Smell: The expected hardwood smoke smell.
Country of Origin: USA

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This charcoal was sent to us by Woodoggies. First off, we found this interesting little tidbit about Humphrey charcoal:
"Humphrey Charcoal is a processer of hardwood charcoal serving the Industrial, Residential and Commercial sectors. Due to DEP regulations, the charcoal is manufactured in Missouri then shipped to the Brookville Plant for processing. Humphrey Charcoal comes in Lump, Granular, Powdered or Briquette forms. Their product can be used in various industrial processes, as well as in commercial restaurants, agricultural products and residential uses."
The first thing that struck us about this charcoal was how light it was. It is about the same density as Cowboy charcoal and it burns good and hot like Cowboy. However, it is natural lump charcoal just like you find with Royal Oak and other hardwood charcoals. We found no scrap in the bag.

The size distribution of the charcoal was towards the smaller end of the scale, but approximately 10 percent of the bag was chips and dust which is about average for American hardwood charcoals. The lump was fairly easy to light, requiring only 2.5 sheets of newpaper in our chimney starter test. It burned with the typical hardwood charcoal smoke smell and it burned with a clean smell all through our test burn. When we burned it with the vents wide open it burned towards the hotter end of what we can achieve with our small Egg. The amount of ash produced was lower than average, and the burn time was high compared to other brands. We give this lump our Recommended rating.

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Unusual or Unique Statements


Statements From The Bag

"Made From 100% Pure Hardwood", "Natural Lump Charcoal"

Lighting Instructions


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.

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Photo of UPC Code

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

Contact Information

Humphrey Charcoal Corporation
P.O. Box 440
Brookville, PA    15825
(814) 849-2302

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