This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: Kit@maine.com/ email@example.com
I obtained a bag of lump natural harwood charcoal. It comes from Brookline
Ice & Coal. (617)232-0941. I called my local hardware store and they are
going to start carrying it. Maybe yours will too.
... I called them up--they said that they manufacture the charcoal
themselves, using only oak and hickory. $7.75 for 20 lbs. They carry apple,
mesquite and hickory chunks at $12 for 50 lbs. They also carry 1 in chips of
maple, cherry, apple and mesquite for $1 per lb. [1996 prices--LEB