Bluebell Coppice Charcoal
Bluebell Coppice Charcoal is graded by hand to ensure that only the best lumpwood charcoal gets into your bag. It is made from native British hardwoods you will still be able to see the shape of the logs and sometimes even the texture of the bark.
Because bluebell coppice charcoal is thoroughly carbonised it is very easy to light, usually a piece of screwed up dry paper is all that is needed.
The charcoal produces very little smoke during lighting because it is so pure (unlike some imported charcoal!), so no worries about smoking out your neighbours.
Bluebell coppice charcoal gets up to cooking temperature very quickly so you can be cooking within 15 minutes or so. Once up to temperature you will find it lasts a long time as well. The charcoal is very pure with nothing added. Its lightness is actually a sign of quality and no nasty chemicals (read the ingredients on a pack of ‘charcoal’ briquettes if you want a shock!)
Restoration of neglected woodland using ancient coppice techniques is central to the ethos of Bluebell Coppice activities. They also replant with native broadleaf trees where appropriate to increase the species diversity. This is particularly important where Ash is the predominant species and under threat from Ash dieback disease. One of the by-products of charcoal making is Biochar, which is the fine particles left over after grading, and this can be added to soils to sequester carbon as it does not rot, helping to mitigate climate change.
All the timber for the charcoal comes from their own and other local woodlands, and by doing this they enhance the commercial value of the woodland which provides the funds to manage them properly to preserve and enhance their beauty and wildlife for future generations to enjoy.