Charcoal suppliers

Charcoal cookers (such as Weber Kettles)
Mark2011
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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by Mark2011 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:09 pm

I know at work now, Glendale Warehouse


We have 5kg bags of Charmate charcoal, $15 a bag
I know a few from here have asked me in the past to get my boss to carry some charcoal.

Convinced her this year.
Also can recommend Manuka Wood chips, stuff is great on fish :P


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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by BBQ Joe » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:59 am

Hi Forum Members, First time poster, long time reader. Great site.

I am in search of the elusive Japanese Binchotan Charcoal. Seems hard to reliably get a supply here in Sydney these days, which is a pity as I really enjoy using this charcoal.
Has anyone got any leads on who else imports this charcoal into Australia for BBQ's. All I can find is a supplier who seems to be always out of stock!
I know that there is Binchotan out of Vietnam etc. I have tried it and its not the same.

Cheers, Joe

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Post by yakabot » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:58 am

Try emberpak. Can't remember if he's Sydney or qld.

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by emberpak » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:03 pm

We have binchotan in stock, but it is not from Japan. Japanese binchotan is extremely difficult to source in any worthwhile quantity. A few shady operators in Japan have even resorted to importing from Vietnam/Laos/Thailand etc and then on selling as Japanese binchotan.

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by SilentBoB » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:35 pm

Googled binchotan out of curiosity and found that Chef's Armoury sell it in Australia... but it's not cheap... $48 for 2 kgs...

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by BBQ Joe » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:41 am

Thanks Emberpak and Silent Bob. Yeah, Chefs Armoury are always out of stock! I dont think they get very much imported.

I found this website on the weekend when searching on Ebay for Japanese Binchotan Charcoal http://www.kishubinchotan.com.au So I will give them a go and report back to the Forum.

Cheers.

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by dstama » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:03 pm

Where do you Sydney guys get your charcoal from?

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by dionysus32 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:55 am

I like to give every place a go.
I've bought from Emberpak which is stuff from thailand and I was happy with it and the service is good, I've also purchased Mallee and Gidgee from BBQ Aroma which was ok but 1 of the bags (I think it was the Mallee) was all small lumps and I'm not sure if it's meant to be that way although the gidgee was good. I plan to use the small stuff on the roti.

If I was to buy again I would buy from Emberpak because the size of the lump perfect for me, not too big where it doesn't burn as easy and not too small to choke.

My next purchase will be from a guy who sells wholesale just around the corner from me, I've been told he makes it himself in another state and brings it up to NSW to sell.. Unfortunately I have no other details.

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Post by niko123456 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:48 pm

I also just stick with Emberpak.

Other brands I've found burnt down a lot quicker with heaps more ash.

Good value but I really need to go for a drive and save myself $15 per bag!


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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by Lovey » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:53 am

Has anybody in Sydney tried Black and Gold charcoal, they advertise on ebay and are based in Bexley?

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by dionysus32 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:16 am

Lovey wrote:Has anybody in Sydney tried Black and Gold charcoal, they advertise on ebay and are based in Bexley?
Got a link??

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by Lovey » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:19 pm

This is a link to their ebay store.
http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/bagcharcoal2 ... 7675.l2559
They did have other varieties and sizes of charcoal previously.

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by dionysus32 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:56 am

Lovey wrote:This is a link to their ebay store.
http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/bagcharcoal2 ... 7675.l2559
They did have other varieties and sizes of charcoal previously.
Thanks, might give them a go.

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by paulr » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:54 pm

Dang I need one in QLD!!

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Re: Charcoal suppliers

Post by BBQ Joe » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:40 pm

BBQ Joe wrote:Thanks Emberpak and Silent Bob. Yeah, Chefs Armoury are always out of stock! I dont think they get very much imported.

I found this website on the weekend when searching on Ebay for Japanese Binchotan Charcoal http://www.kishubinchotan.com.au So I will give them a go and report back to the Forum.

Cheers.
Hi Forum Members,

A few days ago I received a 3kg consignment of charcoal from http://www.kishubinchotan.com.au
The product quality is very good. The guy running the show told me that the charcoal is direct from a supplier who is part of a co-operative harvesting oak trees for Binchotan products in Japan, further explaining none of it originates from other Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand or China.

I know its pricey but I would use nothing else for a table top grill. We introduced friends to the experience last night and they were blown away by the taste and the whole tabletop 'grill-to-suit-yourself' experience.

I can recommend this supplier.


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