Lumpwood is made from 100% totally natural wood that has been burned down to charcoal. It is generally the chefs choice for cooking as it offers a totally natural cook with high intense heat. The pieces of our charcoals range from 3cm -20cm in the bag to allow for the home BBQ to the professional kitchens. The species used are generally dense hardwoods to ensure the best quality of lumpwood with a longer burn and more intense heat. We offer our lumpwood in 20kg, 10kg & 5kg bags.
Our BBQ cooking wood chunks are meant to be used for cooking over. They can be used in conjunction with charcoals or on their own. Barbecues using wood have been popular for many years in Mediterranean & African regions where they proclaim the added benefits and flavours of cooking over natural wood. We offer White Oak, Alder & Olive wood as our cooking woods due to the density and flavours of these woods. Our cooking woods are cut to smaller chunks like coals, but equally you could purchase certain firewood logs to cook over also, if your fire-pit, bowl or BBQ is big enough. Our smoking wood chips are ideal for flavouring your food, experiment with our range of smoking wood chips and find your favourite!
Our smoking chips are the last piece in the BBQ puzzle as they should be used over charcoals or cooking woods. These can be soaked and they sprinkled over the coals or woods, or even better put in our smoking box and placed directly on the coals or woods. The chips will crate instant smoke for your food, and with the different flavours of chips this will give a distinct smoky flavour to your foods.
The Swedish torch, as it is known, first came into existence thanks to enterprising soldiers in the 30 Year War in the 17th century. Firewood was in short supply, so soldiers had to be creative with conserving wood whilst still getting maximum output – which makes the Swedish torch an excellent and eco-friendly choice, even today.
As the soldiers discovered, the torch requires little wood but, thanks to its unique shape and composition, provides a surface perfect for cooking food as well as giving out heat and light. These qualities are just as useful for a cosy outdoor gathering as they were then, giving you a three-in-one way to bring a little something extra to your evening. Another handy attribute for busy hosts is that once they’re lit, you can leave them to burn brightly without having to fuel them regularly, thanks to their self-feeding properties.
Their eco-friendly nature is also a great boon for those who want to add a little warmth to a garden party or cook in the great outdoors, too. Despite their multiple uses, they use relatively little wood, meaning you’re cutting down on fuel – and, as all our Swedish Eco Torches come with organic firelighter - you can be sure you’re not releasing harmful chemicals into the air (or onto any food you’re cooking!).
There are dozens of uses for our Swedish Eco Torches. One popular example is using them to add a special touch to your rustic outdoor wedding. Guests tend to congregate near their mesmerising crackle to warm up once the evening gets cooler and they make a stunning feature in wedding photos - everybody glows in firelight! Or, if you’re camping somewhere it’s safe to have a fire (always check first!), they make a perfect way to keep warm and provide you with a way to rustle up your evening meal. The possibilities are endless!
With its organic compounds (sawdust and vegetable oil) and lack of smell, choosing these fire lighters really is a no brainer when it comes to weighing up your options. There’s nothing worse than that chemical, unnatural odour consuming the smell and flavour of the food that you’ve been slaving over. The eco fire lighter removes that problem, and you can’t tell the difference in quality from traditional firelighters.
With the Organic Firelighters, you will receive 28 pieces in just one box, and for only £2.99, you don’t get much better value for your money. Sometimes it’s hard to care for the environment and make greener choices when you're strapped for cash, we get that. That’s why our affordable choice makes it easier to be greener.
If you prefer our Wood Wool Firelighters, they are an affordable £3.99. You receive 24 pieces in this box, so they should last you a good length of time, whilst keeping your fire burning in an eco-friendly way.
These eco firelighters are non-toxic, with no added chemicals, so they aren’t harmful when in contact with plants, fish or near food. The list of benefits, not only for you but also for the planet, goes on.
Whether you have a log fire in the home, a wood burning stove, or a BBQ, these eco firelighters will come in handy for any occasion and are always useful to have around. If you need more, you can get Organic Firelighters at a discounted rate when you buy in bulk packs of 5, 10, or 20.
With free delivery on orders over £150, be sure to stock up today. Signing up to our monthly mailing list will secure you even more offers and discounts, so you can make sure you're always getting the best deal.
What better way is there to spend your evenings surrounded by family, friends and neighbours than with a few drinks and a delicious feast of grilled meats and vegetables?
Food brings people together and cooking with a BBQ gets us feeling back in touch with nature. Whether you’re a fan of gas cooking or prefer to go back to basics with charcoal, we’ve got just the thing to make your BBQ the star of the show.
Here at The Green Olive Firewood Co we believe in supplying only the highest quality of wood to our customers to ensure you receive the best results possible. Our Natural Alder Wood BBQ Grill Planks are ideal for creating mouth-watering, smoke infused food that will wow your guests and have them coming back for more. Generally used to smoke consumables such as coffee and salmon, Alder generates a high-quality charcoal making it the perfect tool for outdoor cooking. The alder tree is native to most of Europe and Northern Africa but has been known to grow globally - hence it being one of the most popular choices for smoking food.
Suitable for both gas and charcoal BBQs, these planks are simple and easy to use. They have the ability to liven up your food and take your grilled dishes to the next level.
To use Alder wood planks on your BBQ:
- Soak the plank in water for at least an hour before use
- After preparing your meat, fish or vegetables simply place your food straight onto the plank
- Simply place the plank directly onto your BBQ and cook the food over the heat (take care when turning your food during cooking)
And voila! Beautifully tender and scrumptious food that you'll be proud to serve to your guests. Our 3-pack will see you through a few family gatherings.