An excellent alternative to cooking with charcoal on the grill, the natural wood smoke of Western Oak BBQ Wood Cooking Chunks provides a more mild, neutral, and mellow wood flavor that's great for all-around meat smoking. Wood chunks are ready to cook in 18-20 minutes and burn hotter than charcoal so you can use 1/3 less fuel than with charcoal. Natural aromatic hardwood with no additives impart a great flavor into your grilled or smoked food. Use with charcoal grills or smokers. Can be used with charcoal for added flavor, but using 100% wood chunks gives best results completely natural cooking. Cleaner burning chunks create only 2% residual ash.