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15kg Professional Marabu Charcoal (RCH15)

(80 customer reviews)




  • 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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Weight: 15 kg
Dimensions: 38 × 15 × 95 cm

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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 reviews with a 3-star rating

  1. One person found this helpful

    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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    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Not used it yet, but have big expectations from similar buys from yourself

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  3. Jeff Phillips

    Jeff Phillips (verified owner)

    Sizes can vary greatly, on this occasion its mostly very small unfortunately with some reasonable size pieces on top, but by the time I get to anywhere near the bottom of the bag a 1/3 of it will be unusable dust and what I can use burns so quickly being so small it won’t last long at all,

    Always been a fan of the flavour profile but can be a little disappointing when I receive a bag of shrapnel

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  4. 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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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.