Essential Fuel Pack

£ 34

Starter Fuel Pack

5 reviews

A lean starter kit — ideal for lighting your first fire on the Big Green Egg. Simply load your EGG with our 100% Maple lumpwood charcoal, then place a Natural Firestarter in the middle. Lights fast. Burns slow. Ensures your food tastes great.

Code: AC901-ESS

Lights fast. Cooks for ages.

Because our 100% natural Maple lumpwood charcoal, one batch can last up to 24 hours. That's fuel economy. Takes just 10 minutes to light with one of our firelighters.

Nothing toxic.

Unlike some charcoal, ours is totally free from toxins, accelerants and harmful chemicals. We don't want that stuff tainting our food!

100% lumpwood.

Our Maple wood charcoal gives your food a distinctive sweet smokey profile.

In the box

  • Premium 100% Natural Lump Maple Charcoal
  • Natural Instant Fire Starters

5 reviews

  • Lit easily, burnt consistently and very little used for the heat and duration I thought. A little pricy but I haven’t tried alternatives yet to compare so hard to say if I’ll continue to pay over £30 a bag…. We’ll see!

  • Essential Fuel Pack Not Used AS Yet So Can Not Really Comment On The Pack.

    brian mather


This part's easy, and you'll have the hang of it in no time.

  1. Fill the Firebox with Charcoal to just above the rim. Don’t be afraid of overloading your EGG – any unburned charcoal can be left and used next time. It's better to overload than underload!
  2. Light your EGG using a Big Green Egg Natural Fire Starter. Ruffle the edges a little to make lighting easier.
  3. Place a few pieces of charcoal over the Fire Starters to create a teepee shape. This will help the charcoal to get going faster.
  4. Open the Draft Door fully and leave your Big Green Egg open for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, you’ll notice the charcoal in the middle of your EGG is glowing.
  6. Now open your rEGGulator fully.
  7. Leave your EGG to heat for a further 2-5 minutes.
  8. Once the ceramics have warmed up, add your cooking surfaces. Wait a further 5-10 minutes, or until your EGG has reached your cooking temperature.

Keep it somewhere dry, ideally in a garage or shed, stored in an airtight bin or our Shop now. When you first open a bag, the lumps are extremely dry and will light very quickly. If allowed to absorb a lot of moisture, they’ll be slower to light. To prevent this, fold over the opened top of the bag several times. If you’ve got a few remnants left in an older bag, light your EGG with a fresh new bag then add the older coals once the fire is going.

Our lumpwood charcoal is made from pure, sustainably sourced hardwood, with no nasty chemical accelerants. This means it lights quickly and burns cleanly – good for cooking and good for your health. It is also remarkably economical, with the coals often reusable across multiple cooks. And charcoal isn’t just a fuel, it’s an ingredient in its own right. Each of our three different options lends its own unique flavour profile to your food.

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