An excellent alternative to cooking with charcoal on the grill, the natural wood smoke of Western Hickory BBQ Wood Cooking Chunks provides an authentic, western flavor of traditional hickory. 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.