It’s a Natural. The Big Green Egg and All Natural Lump Charcoal, Chips and Chunks The Big Green Egg Company is committed to eco-friendly and natural products – what else would you expect from a company whose middle name is “Green”?! That mindset is evident in the quality of the Big Green Egg brand of All Natural Lump Charcoal – the optimum and recommended fuel for your EGG. Compare our Made in America lump charcoal to other brands and you will see, and taste, the difference immediately. When you reach for the familiar Big Green Egg bag, you can be assured it contains only 100% American oak and hickory natural lump charcoal. What’s the difference? We painstakingly source our natural lump charcoal to ensure that it contains no fillers, nitrates, chemicals, anthracite coal, limestone, treated wood or petroleum products. Unlike some of the other charcoals and briquettes on the market today, pure and natural Big Green Egg charcoal is carbonized wood with NO additives whatsoever. What do you want to cook with? There are many reasons that most competitive BBQ teams and professional barbecue chefs demand natural lump charcoal. It’s easy to light and is ready to cook in about ten minutes. It burns hotter and more efficiently, with more BTU’s, than charcoal briquettes – meaning that your steaks sear perfectly every time, and your low and slow roast will be cooking for hours on end at the proper temperature. Our lump charcoal also produces less ash so there is minimal waste and clean up. But, most importantly, your food will just taste better - without any harsh chemicals or odors that can be released when cooking with briquettes or other similar products. In fact, we recommend against using briquettes, lighter fluids or any quick-light charcoal product in a Big Green Egg.