Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

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Fraze
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Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by Fraze » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:51 pm

Hey All,

I'm seeking some local knowledge on where to get decent lump charcoal, preferably gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

I've moved back to Adelaide after living in Brisbane for 2 years where I purchased my kamado joe. In Brisbane I used gidgee charcoal which was $20 per 20kg bag from bbq king. Great value and good product overall.

In Adelaide I can only find mallee charcoal which burns cooler and leaves a lot of brown-black soot in the kamoado (much more than other charcoals). More importantly, the mallee charcoal leaves a brown-black colour on my ribs instead of a nice reddish finish.

Gidgee charcoal just seems to burn cleaner and hotter and doesn't leave behind half burnt lumps as much

If anyone can recommend any reasonably priced alternatives in Adelaide it would be much appreciated.


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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by beaver » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:28 am

have a chat to dave from grillpro, im pretty sure he has a pellet of the stuff

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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by sbm888 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:11 am

I'm also interested in this - I've been using Mallee for years, but want to try something else. everywhere in Adelaide seems to sell only Mallee.

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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by Giddyup » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:24 pm

Never had that problem in my kamado.

I've used Gaganis before, it had lots of different sized chunks, but worked perfectly.

Never really liked gidgee. It gave of smoke and made a huge amount of ash.

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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by Grill Pro Australia » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Yes Mate.

The Meat Market on South Road at Edwardstown

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Post by Bear » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:28 pm

It'd be interesting to try it after hearing the reviews, Dave, what price is it?
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Post by Grill Pro Australia » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:16 am

Bear wrote:It'd be interesting to try it after hearing the reviews, Dave, what price is it?
Im not sure Mate, sorry.

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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by Gumb » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:20 pm

It should be around $30-$35 for 20KG

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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by Fraze » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:33 pm

Unfortunately the meat market don't sell gidgee charcoal guys. I'll keep looking around.
Any other alternatives that anyone can recommend?

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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by quacker » Sun May 24, 2015 6:18 pm

Hey everyone, I haven't posted on this forum for a long time. Anyway, I too have been finding the same issue with using the local Mallee charcoal as others here. Black soot and a not as pleasant taste as I would like in my BGE.. using this charcoal in the Weber open grill style works way better.
Would love to know of other charcoal types in SA and where to buy?

**edit - Just learnt how to use the search again, plenty of info posted..**

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Re: Can I get gidgee charcoal in Adelaide?

Post by quacker » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:13 pm

Finally found a bag of Charcoala charcoal, not sure of the type of charcoal but the 20kg bag had much more consistent lump size, no clay etc.. Seems to burn very clean, I could really smell the Apple wood smoke this time, instead of the Mallee smell.. Very happy.


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