Cowboy® Hardwood Lump Charcoal

Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal

Cowboy hardwood lump charcoal lights quickly and burns long. It’s a favorite for barbecue fans because of the authentic smoky flavor it gives to your meals.

  • 100% natural hardwood lump
  • Leading natural lump charcoal brand
  • Lump charcoal lights faster, burns hotter and leaves less ash than briquets
  • Lights easily without using lighter fluid
  • Produces high heat to sear in smoky flavor
  • Available in 8.8lb and 20lb bags
  • Great for use in all styles of outdoor cooking appliances, including classic kettle style barbecues, barrel grills & smokers, and kamado-style ceramic cookers

Cowboy® Hardwood Lump

Hardwood Lump Charcoal is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 90.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lump should contain LUMPS not small pieces I bought a bag at Lowes after my friends said "they had tried the rest and Green Egg Lump is the best". Well this bag had a few pieces that I would consider to be lump on the top and the rest of the bag contained very small pieces. Disappointed. Going to Ace Hdwe to buy Green Egg so I know I can depend on a lengthily burn.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from $70 down the drain I have smoked meats for 20 years and never had an experience where I had to throw my meat out. This lump burns WAY too quickly. I've used 3 other brands of lump and the all but. For 18+ hours. I used this Cowboy lump last night and the lump completely burned to ash in less than 9 hours. My 17 lb pork shoulder went into the trash. And so did the rest of the Cowboy lump charcoal. I will not buy any Cowboy products again. I'm out $70 and now I have to buy BBQ from a restaurant to serve at our party. Never again.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Product, Save Your Money Bought my first and only bag from Costco, bad mistake. Average size pieces are the size of gravel. Took 2 1/2 hours to get to 400 because the air flow was so bad, pieces too close together. I'm actually going to return it to the store.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Charcoal! Found this at my local Costco; lights easily, burns almost completely smoke free, excellent for using in small batches or for a large grill!
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burns hot and long Love this lump charcoal, I've used it for indirect heat to cook chickens on a rotisserie, and also for searing/cooking steaks and burgers. Easy to light, and adds a bit of nice smoky flavor without the need to add smoking chips. Good stuff.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Flavor!! I use this charcoal to BBQ and in my smoker. I've only been disappointed once. I believe it was about 2 years ago. The bag looked different and I swear there were pieces of paneling and plywood in there. Did you guys sell to another company? I threw that whole bag away. Seems to be good again. But that really let me down.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Found a huge rock in my charcoal I am very disappointed when I found a heavy rock in my Charcoal . How many pounds were wasted on this rock instead of receiving charcoal ?
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rock's to enhance shipping weight ????????? Was a fan-----------------------------------------
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Notch product. A friend of mine turned me on to Cowbay lump charcoal a month ago, sorry other guys you have been replaced.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!!! I've been using this charcoal for a long time now, and it's better than regular charcoal in the fact that yes it's all natural and you don't that chemical smell. Some bags have more small pieces than others BUT I still wouldn't try another brand, you work with what you're given. If you know how to BBQ, and want a great finished product every time, there's no other brand you should trust other than Cowboy!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from so so first bag i bought was nice big chuncks, second bag i bought was all real small charcoal not one chunk like the first bag .you need to be more lump not small peices.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I have used Cowboy Hardwood Charcoal many times in my Big Green Egg, with no problems. I don't know what happened to their quality control, but I bought 2 20lb. bags for a long cook on a couple of pork shoulders to make pulled pork for the 4th. I had a hard time with the charcoal because there were nothing but small and I mean small pieces in both bags. I guess I will have to go back to the brand that I was using before.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from changed I have used this charcoal for many years and i have loved it! Then i noticed " now longer lasting" lump is smaller and I can not control my burn from broasting to a nice slow smoke. just keeps burning hot like a briquet. Don't change it.. a little disappointed. otyher wise a good charcoal.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst lump charcoal I've ever tried Absolutely the worst lump I've ever tried - very small pieces and a very strong sour smell. It's hard for me to believe this is hardwood, oak, charcoal. Everything I cooked had a strong, strange flavor and the smoke coming off this lump was awful. My low and slow cook was a disaster- had to pull everything off and light another full load of charcoal.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute Garbage Bought a 34 lb bag of Cowboy Lump Charcoal from Costco a few weeks ago. Opened it to find small stone sized chunks, the size I normally discard after a burn. Won't be buying that again, tempted to return it, save your money. ..
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inconsistent For the most part, I am happy with this product and will continue to use but you never know what you will get from bag to bag. I have had rocks and strips of plastic (like what a plastic tarp are made of) and the lump size is completely random. Some bags contain mostly pieces the size of a wine cork while others are mainly chunks much larger than my fist. The biggest problem, however, is the variety of tree species used. I am currently working on a bag that I can't get above 450F. I don't know type of wood it is, but I can consistently peg the needle on my BGE at 750F with other bags. I even replaced the thermometer thinking that it was the problem but the new one reads the same. Different "hardwoods" burn at different temps and this stuff is all over the place. For most meals, I cook "low and slow" so this is less of a problem, but when I need to ramp it up, I never know what I will get. I've had my BGE for 17 years so it is not user error.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worse charcoal there is. I've bought bag after bag of your brand and I continue to be disappointed. I'm not even sure why I continue to waste my money. Every bag I have bought had trash in it from pieces of cans, 2x4s, wire mesh now I've found what seems to be a piece of metal tubing of some sort. When you light it, it cracks and pops and stinks. Good quality lump doesn't do any of that.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product but there were rocks in my bag I think the bag is huge for the price and I appreciate that.. I was disappointed when I noticed there were rocks.. literally rocks in the bottom of my ceramic grill. Not sure what the deal was but I have never had that issue in anything else I have bought. I was hoping I found the right charcoal for me but my concern is the rocks cracking my grill with high heat. Other than that.. the wood is good, no chemical smell for the most park and it reaches high temp..
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product Very good lump charcoal, loaded with oak and hickory smell right away while my electric heating element gets it good and hot. I have had neighbors literally walk from down the street just to ask what I cook with. Love it !
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bag of Particals Absolutely the worst bag of lump I have ever purchased. The entire bag was crushed waste and did not contain one piece bigger than a golf ball. It also appeared to be full of bark. Tried to use in the Egg and it just smoked forever and wouldn't ignite.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it... but it's lump... not crumbs!! I've always loved your product, best, hands down.. but.. last few 20# bags have been crumbs!!! Please don't make me switch!!!! BBQ pro!
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only Charcoal I Use! This is the only charcoal I use. It never gives me headaches like the processed briquets by other manufactures. It lights easily with a chimney, so no lighter fluid is needed.
Date published: 2017-06-14
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