From the company who makes REDHEAD matches, they are now selling their Tubed charcoal in BUNNINGS stores and from what I've tried so far,it it seems to do a reasonable job.
I think it's made in Malaysia and uses Malaysian wood and it's shaped like thick tubes which is good in a way because they are roughly the same size which is not apparent to lump charcoal which are different sizes.
They burn very hot and they burn for a good amount of time for grilling up a decent batch of food but haven't yet tried it for low and slow.
It's about $8.60 for a 4kg bag which is not exactly cheap but at least it's another alternative than Heatbeads (not that theres anything wrong with Heatbeads). I'll certainly buy this product again as I reckon it's pretty well ok.
It'd be good if Heatbeads company could do a real lump charcoal as well as their briquettes.
Maybe if more companies make true charcoal then it could inspire other companies to bring it to the market.First we need to get more people out of Gassers and back to the basics...charcoal BBQs.....mmmm I think that could take a while.
Anyway, just a short reveiw on REDHEAD charcoal...give it a go!!