Kamado Joe 100% Natural Lump Hardwood Charcoal is made from real trees so it burns clean and gives you a robust wood-fire flavour. Some other brands are made from scrap furniture or processed wood. This means less wood-fire flavour. Burns hotter for moister meats! Because Kamado Joe 100% Natural Lump Charcoal is made from hardwood, it burns hotter. This allows you to achieve steak- searing temperatures.