Applewood is a rare timber, suitable timber for charcoal only comes available when orchard owners remove trees to 'replant / refresh' orchards. Our Applewood is known as ‘Veneer Apple’, as it’s main use is in fine cabinet making where the multitude of knots produce fantastic features.
It's as hard as nails, blunting both chainsaws and our tractor PTO circular saw. It takes a long, long time to season and then when seasoned, it takes the longest to prepare and cook into charcoal, as the wood weighs a 'ton'.
For all this hardship, the flavour is worth the effort - the charcoal is dense and long burning, highly carbonised with rich-smokey fruit & distinctive aromatic notes that will give a great flavour.
As a result of its rarity, prices for timber make this the most expensive charcoal available from Stag charcoal.