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15kg Professional Marabu Charcoal (RCH15)

(55 customer reviews)

£23.99

 

 

  • 100% natural Marabu restaurant grade lumpwood charcoal
  • Ready to cook within 30 minutes
  • Up to 3 hours cooking time, perfect for restaurants or large events
  • High heat output with low smoke produced
  • Sustainably and ethically sourced from an invasive thorn tree

 

 

 

 

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SKU: RCH15
Weight: 15 kg
Dimensions: 38 × 15 × 95 cm

Marabu charcoal is growing in popularity in professional kitchens and barbecue connoisseurs and it is easy to see why.

Made sustainably by harvesting wood by the very invasive thorn bush which grows aggressively and encroaches land which must be controlled. Due to its density it makes a fantastic hardwood charcoal, which is long lasting, up to 3 hours, and flavoursome.

With absolutely no additives or chemicals, RCH15 is popular in restaurants across the country, but is also perfect for home barbecues, especially if you need a long cook time for a large joint of meat or a long party. We only sell the larger graded pieces, giving you a consistently high heat that’ll last for up to 3 hours of cooking.

Please note all cooking times are approximate and depend on a range of factors, including quantity of charcoal and type of barbecue used, lighting method and weather conditions.

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4.82 out of 5 stars

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  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan (verified owner)

    Great heat, but sparks quite a bit when first lit. Easily retains heat hot for a large family BBQ.

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  2. Henry Moreta

    Henry Moreta (verified owner)

    Awesome product, and fast delivery. Souvla (greek BBQ) , mission accomplished :).

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  3. Brian Lord

    Brian Lord (verified owner)

    Excellent delivery period – well within the 48hrs. This is the second time I have used this product. Takes a bit longer to get started but worth the wait. Long lasting and hot. Thoroughly recommend the product and the delivery service from Big K.

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  4. Heather O.

    Heather O. (verified owner)

    Great charcoal easy to light , high temp and long burn

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  5. Paul Banks

    Paul Banks (verified owner)

    Lasts a long time

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  6. John Farrar

    John Farrar (verified owner)

    Good sized lumps, generates good heat but spits a bit.

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  7. Joan K.

    Joan K. (verified owner)

    Sustainable and works well for open gtill and kettle slow cooking

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  8. Justin

    Justin (verified owner)

    Proper charcoal – not bags of dust

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  9. Cuan Brown

    Cuan Brown (verified owner)

    Brilliant product, burns well, not alot of smoke, nice sized pieces. Can be used for grilling or smoking

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  10. Trevor Puttick

    Trevor Puttick (verified owner)

    Great product and great service as always

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  11. Adam

    Adam (verified owner)

    Really good coal, smoke is very minimal and last so long in my kamado 👍

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  12. Andy W.

    Andy W. (verified owner)

    Service was excellent! The charcoal itself is excellent! The bag I received has a really good mix of smaller bits and huge ones, some look like charcoal logs. It takes a bit more lighting than charcoal I’ve previously used but I imagine that’s because of the density and it’s not an issue in a chimney starter. Once it’s lit it burns super hot and for a really long time so is really versatile for both low and slow cooks or a quick sear.

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  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy to start and burn hot and clean for a long time.

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  14. Simob Powley

    Simob Powley (verified owner)

    Great quality and really good burn time.

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  15. Joe

    Joe (verified owner)

    Amazing superb

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  16. Alasdair

    Alasdair (verified owner)

    This is simply the best charcoal if you are serious about your grilling or barbecuing.

    Nice big chunks, burns hot and leaves little ash. Of course, the Big K Dura and Flama products are also excellent, but this is my preferred solution for use in my Kamado.

    It’s also delivered free to your door if you buy two bags and is competitively priced.

    Highly recommended!

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  17. Valeriu Titov

    Valeriu Titov (verified owner)

    Very good

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  18. Lee

    Lee (verified owner)

    not used this yet so cant comment however i cant review the product i have used without submitting a score fort this one

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  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    The charcoal itself is always OK but I take issue with the packaging which seems to always contain the either plastic threads from the bag (why they can’t be more sustainable I do t know) or other rubbish (empty crisp packet so far this time) which means I have to be careful when using the fuel so as not to contaminate the bbq.

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  20. John Newton

    John Newton (verified owner)

    will last me for the rest of the summer and next if the sun doesn’t soon shine!

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  21. Brian Lord

    Brian Lord (verified owner)

    I am a regular user of Big K Marabu charcoal. The delivery service is excellent, as is the quality of the peroduct.

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  22. Donovan

    Donovan (verified owner)

    Nice big pieces , and slow burning for great roast

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  23. Amanda

    Amanda (verified owner)

    First time using this product in a Kamado & very happy with the results. Easy to light, consistent burn and when shut down there was still useable charcoal left and a surprisingly small amount of ash after 15 hours of cooking.

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  24. Tom D.

    Tom D. (verified owner)

    Awesome charcoal, great for longgggg lowwww sllowwwww – don’t look elsewhere for quality and price. This picture is after 8 hours of smoking! Barely touched.

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  25. Shaun Ciok

    Shaun Ciok (verified owner)

    Excellent charcoal does what it says on the adds , will never buy supermarket charcoal ever again.

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  26. Christopher Hooley

    Christopher Hooley (verified owner)

    Love the coals, wish they were wider available so I could have found them before

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  27. Darryn C.

    Darryn C. (verified owner)

    Lit really well in charcoal chimney, great heat and nice long burn time.

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  28. Stephen Brooks

    Stephen Brooks (verified owner)

    Great product big lumps of charcoal. Great burn time. Would recommend

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  29. Cemil

    Cemil (verified owner)

    Excellent service and product. Thank you

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  30. Julia

    Julia (verified owner)

    Excellent charcoal. Minimal smoke after lighting and the charcoal gets really hot and stays hot for ages. Well worth the money

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  31. Antony W.

    Antony W. (verified owner)

    Always top charcoal!

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  32. david t.

    david t. (verified owner)

    burns well but lot’s of small pieces got a bag of dura .. much better and cheaper 🙂

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  33. Jonathan Earnshaw

    Jonathan Earnshaw (verified owner)

    Honestly this is the best charcoal I’ve ever used and I’ve been BBQing for over 25 years! Kept my bullet smoker going for well over 6 hours on Christmas Day, enough for two large racks of ribs with one lit chimney starter over a layer of unlit! Absolutely amazing stuff!!

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  34. Nicholas Maddox

    Long burn time

    Nicholas Maddox (verified owner)

    Used yesterday for the first time. Smoked some Turkey legs to get a feel for it. Didn’t use a lot of charcoal for a 3 hour cook, had plenty leftover. Next cook will be a brisket using these.

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  35. Saif Abbasi

    Saif Abbasi (verified owner)

    Excellent stuff. Fine quality lumpwood charcoal

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  36. Antony

    Antony (verified owner)

    You won’t find better charcoal

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  37. Esmie S.

    Esmie S. (verified owner)

    Fantastic product

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  38. Dan Jones

    Dan Jones (verified owner)

    Used for Easter Lunch leg of Lamb…. Great stuff really consistant temp

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  39. Jonathan Earnshaw

    Jonathan Earnshaw (verified owner)

    Second time I’ve bought Marabu Charcoal online from Big K and it’s amazing! Brilliant, long burning, great value and super quick delivery! 100% impressed every time!!! Oh and it’s hot enough to grill amazing pizza on a Weber Kettle as you can see.

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  40. Jose Ramil

    Jose Ramil (verified owner)

    I have not used yet, but I am sure that these charcoal will be a reliable source of heat like my previous order.

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  41. Vitor da Fonseca

    Vitor da Fonseca (verified owner)

    Good product, although some charcoal is broken into smaller pieces, however it lights quite easy and is ready to cook in no time, also the durability is also good, giving plenty of time for the cooking.

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  42. Richard

    Richard (verified owner)

    Great coals, low smoke, high heat if wanted, long burn time

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  43. John Gray

    John Gray (verified owner)

    Another good product

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  44. Martin Bonner

    Martin Bonner (verified owner)

    Always top quality

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  45. Jonathan Hamburger

    Jonathan Hamburger (verified owner)

    Wonderfuel

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  46. Jodie

    Jodie (verified owner)

    Excellent service from Big K as usual and great product.

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  47. adam Vaughan

    adam Vaughan (verified owner)

    Hard to light but lasts a long time. Combine with applewood or have a way to apply long naked flames.

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  48. Anonymous

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Paper bagging , rather than plastic sacking would be so much better and make my buying choices easier

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  49. David Booth

    David Booth (verified owner)

    I have always used the blue bag restaurant grade charcoal until discovering Big K, much better product and I wouldn’t use anything else now.

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  50. Mike C.

    Mike C. (verified owner)

    Easy to light in a chimney. Nice big bits and no dust. Spatchcock chicken cooked beautifully. Wings and steaks. Great stuff.

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  51. Gary G.

    Gary G. (verified owner)

    Very good excellent to cook on

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  52. Anonymous

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great charcoal, large solid lumps as expected, well worth the cost!
    Many thanks.

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  53. J S.

    J S. (verified owner)

    This is wonderful charcoal. It smell nice, does not add any nasty flavours to the cooking, and stays hot for ages. I do a lot of cooking outside both on charcoal and on seasoned hardwood, so I need consistent quality. This is good stuff.

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  54. Ian D.

    Ian D. (verified owner)

    The best charcoal I have used so far. Service second to none! ?? *****

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  55. Rick Cartwright

    Rick Cartwright (verified owner)

    Not used it yet

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Create a base of Marabu Charcoal, add 3-4 Big K Woodies firelighters and light. Once the firelighters are burning, cover with additional charcoal to make a pyramid. This allows the flames to rise up from the bottom, heating the coals quickly and evenly. After approximately 20 minutes, spread the coals out. Then, simply wait another 5-10 minutes and you're ready to start cooking.

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Marabu Charcoal is sourced from an invasive thorn tree. Harvesting this invasive species reclaims farmland and provides valuable work for local communities. Read more about Big K's commitment to sustainable and ethical charcoal here.