Four seasons barbecue charcoal does not need lighter fuel to start, so you won’t have tainted food. “Just twist paper and light” Our charcoal burns hot and reaches cooking temperature within 15 minutes.
Four Seasons Fuel has been producing lump wood charcoal for over 25 years. We have our own charcoal retorts to keep charcoal production on our site in Billingshurst, West Sussex. All our wood feedstock comes from local woodlands and reclaimed wood from sawmills. The charcoal retorts are emission-free when the temperature reaches the gassing point of the wood feedstock within the retorts which turns them self-enfant and sustainable. The wood gasses from the retort pass to the firebox via the gas exhaust systems. As we use our biomass waste from our firewood processors to produce the heat for the retorts. We then capture the heat from our wood drying kiln where we produce kiln dry firewood. By using the wood’s natural gases to reheat the retorts the retorts offer significant advantages.
The retorts systems offer higher productivity and a more efficient way of scaling up production than operating a larger number of small round kilns. Our charcoal retorts offer possibilities for more efficient use of raw materials. A 4 x 1 ratio is normal for these retorts compared with the normal steel round kilns at a 7 x 1 ratio. Why buy British?
If only half of the annual 60,000 tonnes demand for barbecue charcoal came from British Woodlands, instead of 5%, this would provide the financial incentive for the better care of 40,000 ha of Ancient Woodland. You would also get better quality charcoal as the wood from the British trees used is typically less dense than that used for imported charcoal. Four Seasons Charcoal is light in weight and does not have to be ‘transported across the world’ to get your BBQ. It is also produced from local coppiced woodland which helps keep our woodland habitats in great condition for wildlife.