The Lump Charcoal Manufacturing Process Explained

Grilling season is here! Royal Oak Charcoal provides an overview of how it produces its lump charcoal products from hardwood.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

June 17, 2022

Grilling is on the minds of many as we near the official start of summer on June 21. While there are plenty of people who use gas grills, lump charcoal continues to be a perennially popular heat source.

In this video, Royal Oak Charcoal’s Evan Bryant walks viewers through the company’s production process for hardwood lump charcoal at its Ellsinore, MO facility. The segment starts with a tour of the location’s kilns that carbonize American lumber.  

Next, viewers see a line where non-desirable materials like rocks and metal are removed from the wood. Bryant points out that each side of the line features magnets to capture any metal that was not separated.

Powder & Bulk Solids professionals should take note of the footage of the plant’s bagging line and conveying systems highlighted.

Royal Oak is the biggest manufacturer of lump charcoal in the United States.

About the Author(s)

John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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