BBQ Fuel: Wood or coal of both?

On those summer days in Warrington when planning a BBQ which type of fuels is best, wood or coal? The answer is, it depends on your preference but here are some pros and cons of each:

Pros of cooking on wood:

With many different types of woods to choose from, flavouring food can be altered quite easily based on the type of wood you choose. Certain types of woods will be more smokey while others are better for a longer burn but wither way you have more flavour options to choose from when cooking with wood.

Cons of cooking on wood:

You will need to keep a closer eye on your cooking when doing so on wood, the reason for this is that over smoking it can make it too woody. Additionally, wood burns faster than charcoal so you will need to top up your BBQ with more wood more frequently when compared with coal.

Pros of cooking on coal:

With coal, you have more control. Coals are more predictable meaning you dont need to monitor the BBQ with the same intensity as when cooking with wood. When cooking larger cuts of meat, coal makes light work of this due to its high heat output which remains consistent for a good amount of time.

Cons of cooking on coal:

Cooking on coal is great, but when cooking in this way you will have a bigger clean up operation after the BBQ. The reason for this is that unlike wood that leaves ash. Coal leaves greasy residue after cooking.

3 steps to making a great BBQ

When it comes to making the most of your fuel BBQ there are a number of things to consider.

  1. Quality Ingredients – Make sure you use the finest quality produce
  2. The BBQ itself – having a well built bbq with a lid and various cooking levels is preferred
  3. High quality fuel – integral to proper cooking, the fuel you use must be good quality.

The first two on the list are fairly obvious but the final point is often overlooked. Having high quality bbq fuel makes cooking easier and more consistent but most importantly means no unwanted additives. This is one of the main reasosn why so many local restaurants in Warrington choose us to supply their fuels.

Why Choose us for your BBQ Fuel?

Our BBQ coal is more pure than some other types of coal and doesn’t have any additives. What this means is a cleaner burn that I safe to cook food on. Not only will your BBQ cook nicer food it will also cook it more evenly due to a more stable output than with some other fuel types. The more even the temperature the more predictable the cooking meaning you are able to more accurately time your cooking which is always a bonus.

Our restaurant grade catering coal contains lower levels of water within so doesn’t spit as much but also more importantly doesn’t produce as much smoke.

The finest wood for your BBQ

We sell the finest BBQ wood to many restaurants and caterers in Warrington. If you are a restaurant owner and want to benefit from the best possible way of cooking on wood then our fuels are a no brainer! We can deliver next day and our website allows you to re-order easily once you have opened up an account with us.

Why is catering fuel more expensive than standard fuel?

Finding and sorting the fuel into more pure, quality piles takes time. This extra level of care to ensure that our fuel is of the highest grade means it does cost slightly more than standard household fuel.

Local business – local clients in Warrington

We are a local fuel supply company who serve customers throughout the North West. Our service is second to none and we will not be beaten on price. Areas we have recently worked in include the following:

Altrincham, Alderley Edge, Appleton, Adlington, Broadheath, Bredbury, Brooklands, Bramhall, Bowdon, Birchwood, Burnage, Cheadle, Cheshire, EcclesFailsworth, Great Sankey, Grapenhall, Hale, Handforth, High Legh, Irlam, Knutsford, Lymm, Macclesfield, Manchester, Marple, Northwich, Pendlebury, Prestbury, Prestwich, Poynton, Sale, Stockport, Stretford, Styal, Swinton, Timperley, Urmston, Warrington, Wilmslow, Worsley, Mottram St. Andrews, Over Alderley, Nether Alderley, Mere, Morley Green and Monks Heath.

Do you buy BBQ fuel regularly?

If you want to buy BBQ fuel for your business on a regular basis then opening an account with us is the best thing to do. This can be done when at checkout when placing your first order with us  and makes reordering a breeze.


Excellent, prompt service and fantastic wood. Burns well, lights easily, nice and hot. Highly recommended.


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Good quality smokeless coal that burns as hot as my seasoned wood i made and indeed low ash compared the the stuff from Home bargains

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Best kiln dried logs we have had in a long time! Not the slightest bit damp!! The coal is amazing and a relatively good price!!!


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Excellent service and quick delivery, literally got delivered within 1 hour of contacting them,Thank you very much.

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Great local place good price and friendly service will use them again


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