Where to buy Devon charcoal
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Buy Devon Charcoal?
Sustainable Management of Devon's Landscape and Habitats
The use of small diameter wood supports sustainable woodland
management such as coppicing and thinning that may otherwise not be
commercially viable. As well as lots of unmanaged woodland, Devon
has 33,000 miles of hedges. If these hedges were managed in the
traditional Devon style, they could supply all of Devon's charcoal.
If you would like to know more about traditional management of
Devon's hedges, you should speak to Blackdown Hills Hedge
Easily, Heats Quickly
Barbecue charcoal from Devon is lighter by volume than imported
charcoal. Therefore it lights easily and takes less time to reach
cooking temperature. When lighting barbecue charcoal that is made in
Devon, just roll up some paper, put it in the bottom of your
barbecue, place the charcoal on top and light the paper. Your
barbecue will be ready to cook on in 10 to 15 minutes.
Imported charcoal normally contains volatile chemicals to assist
lighting and binders to hold it together if it is in briquette form.
These chemical additives do not have to be listed on the packaging
and may taint your food. Charcoal that is made in Devon does not
contain these additives. It is therefore the perfect way to cook the
high quality meat that Devon is famous for.
Imported charcoal often comes from the clearfelling of
environmentally sensitive areas, such as rainforests and mangrove
swamps. In Devon wood for charcoal is almost always harvested in a
Charcoal from Devon is mainly made by individuals or environmental
organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts. Imported charcoal tends
to be produced by multinationals.
Fewer Charcoal Miles
Locally made charcoal has not travelled so far to get to your
barbecue thereby reducing its carbon footprint. If all the barbecues
in Devon used charcoal from Devon thousands of unnecessary miles of
transport would be prevented.