An American Story

The history of grilling at Kingsford is a classic American story. It all started in 1919 when Edward G. Kingsford helped Henry Ford procure a stretch of timberland to supply wood for his auto plants.

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Kingsford® Preserve the Pit

Kingsford remains committed to celebrating Black barbecue culture by launching the second year of Preserve the Pit and doubling the investment in aspiring barbecue professionals.

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American Pride

An American-made company founded over 100 years ago, Kingsford has a lot to be proud of. Our employees have been continuing the family tradition in backyards across the nation.

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How to Use Signature Flavors

Flavor Boosters on a Charcoal Grill

You’ll be the envy of your neighbors when they experience the delicious aroma coming from your backyard grill. Available in pellets, charcoal and boosters, our Signature Flavors infuse your cookout with rich, full-bodied flavor.

What You’ll Need

How to Build Your Fire

  • Light a pile of Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets, following the package instructions, and allow them to ash over.
  • Place 6 or more Kingsford® Signature Flavors Flavor Boosters onto the lit coals, and replace the grill grate.
  • To increase smoke intensity, use additional Flavor Boosters — they’ll activate in about 30 seconds.
  • Season your food with your favorite spices.
  • Then place the food on the grill, and keep the lid closed for the best results.

How to Build Your Fire