Our charcoal is produced using a British designed and manufactured retort kiln.
High quality charcoal can be produced at a much more efficient rate with 75% fewer pollutants and much less smoke than using a traditional ring kiln method.
It does this by having a separate kiln to the firebox, where the wood is baked at over 500 degrees C. Moisture and gases are driven off and the gasses re-circulated to fire the kiln until these are exhausted. The kiln then cools down leaving only high quality charcoal remaining.
You will notice Birchwood bags of charcoal are larger in volume for the same weight in comparison to much of the imported varieties. This is due to the high quality, extremely low moisture content making lighting easy.
Nationwide delivery is available via carrier serivce - please see our shop.
Local Delivery around Herefordshire can be arranged or you are welcome to collect by appointment.
Pallet Delivery is available 24 or 48 hour service.
For wholesale orders we use pallets and cardboard pallet boxes to minimise on plastic usage.
WHERE TO FIND OUR CHARCOAL
Our charcoal is available to buy direct from our website and is also stocked at several farm shops, garden centres and artisan butchers across Herefordshire and throughout the country.
You can find a full list of outlets here: