Choosing the Right Charcoal

There are two major types of charcoal: briquet and lump. Both are easy to light and cook with, and knowing the difference will help you choose what's best for any grilling situation. Royal Oak proudly offers both, and we hope you'll take a quick minute to familiarize yourself with some of the characteristics of each.

Charcoal Briquets

Our USA-produced briquets are made from ground charcoal mixed and bound with vegetable starch, which is then formed into Ridge briquets. The result is a consistent size and shape with an even, predictable burning time. Royal Oak briquets feature an innovative ridge, which allows for faster start-up times, quick ashover, and even burning. All our briquets are made in the USA with the highest quality control standards in the industry. They’re easy to light, easy to cook with, and are a favorite of grillers all over the nation.


Made right here in the USA from renewable resources, Royal Oak lump charcoal is 100% natural with no additives or fillers. It’s made from chunks of real hardwood that have been heated under controlled conditions to remove moisture and impurities. The result is pure lump charcoal, a unique product with different characteristics than regular charcoal briquets.

  • Lump charcoal burns clean with very little ash
  • It lights quickly and easily and gets up to cooking temperature fast
  • It burns very hot, searing foods and locking in natural flavorful juices
  • Lump imparts an unmistakable, classic wood-smoke grill taste
  • High heat caramelizes the natural sugars in food, for mouthwatering flavors

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