Charcoal is the anaerobic (without oxygen) burning of wood and is a delicate operation that requires a skill that takes years to master and is a dying art. We are hugely privileged to have Acker living so close by with this skill set.

It is surprisingly easy to get wrong as too much oxygen turns the wood to ash and too little just gives you smoked wood.

The first recorded use of charcoal is in European cave paintings over 32,000 years ago and Red Indians made good use of it in their war paint, for thousands of years. The Egyptians used it 7,000 years ago for smelting copper and the Chinese discovered gunpowder whilst searching for an elixir of immortality in the 19th century.


My Name is Acker and I have got the sizzle factor for your barbeque !