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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

High Heat Briquets

  • Previous
  • Next
  • Burns Hotter than Kingsford® Original
  • 100% Natural Ingredients

When it comes to high heat grilling, Kingsford® High Heat charcoal delivers. It's high heat makes it ideal for searing, letting you unlock rich flavors in foods like steak, chicken, seafood and more, in a way only consistent high heat can.



Enjoy the simplicity of charcoal-grilled goodness when you fire up skirt steak perfection every time.

Get the Recipe


Learning how to manage temps and flare-ups is the key to successful charcoal grilling. Follow these simple tips on how to control the heat of live charcoal coals to make BBQing a breeze.

Learn How
55 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to light The charcoals are easy to light and keeps the fire going. I found that using these bricks burn out faster than the original bricks. I will say once it is hot it will cook meat very well and evenly.
Date published: 2023-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When it comes to high heat grilling, Kingsford high heat charcoal brings a lot to the table and delivers!! Let’s all face it, when it comes to grilling, we all want perfection. We want to meet to have great flavor, to be cooked to perfection. Kingford’s high heat charcoal definitely delivers. It allows for perfect even temperature and consistent burn every single time. Hands-down Kingsford, high heat grilling charcoal is our go to.
Date published: 2023-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great The charcoal are easy to light and keep the fire going. The charcoal burn hot and to me it seems like the charcoal burn faster than other ones that i used inthe past .
Date published: 2023-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hotter but burns out quicker These bricks take about half the time to be ready in a charcoal chimney compared to the original bricks which is a plus if you're wanting/needing to get a quicker start. The bricks themselves appear to be infused with wood particles. The only down side I really found using these bricks is it burns out faster than the original bricks also. My next round I will be trying to blend these with original bricks to provide a faster start and higher heat but using the original bricks to hopefully keep me cooking longer as well.
Date published: 2023-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for searing steaks My husband is the grillmaster in our family, and he usually does steaks on the gas grill to get a good sear, but he was very pleased with this charcoal. It burned much hotter than he expected and he is happy to continue using it when he wants to chargrill our steaks.
Date published: 2023-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Takes a while to heat up So this says high heat, but I will warn that it takes a while to get hot. I made some pork on the grill and it took forever to get got. I will say once it is hot it cooks meat very well and even.
Date published: 2023-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great charcoal These charcoal briquettes did a fabulous job. The time it took to grill our burgers was lessened and they still had great flavor. They lit quickly and easily.
Date published: 2023-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes the meat so moist and flavorful ☺️ I let my hubby take this one over lol because he is the griller/smoker of the house. But he bragged on this Kingsford High Heat Charcoal Briquets. The flavor was like no other 🤤 kids loved it.
Date published: 2023-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I usually use the regular Kingsford charcoal to cook my meat on the grill, but it feels like it takes a little longer but with these my meat cooks fast and evenly. They were also super easy to light
Date published: 2023-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great charcoal for searing I used these Kingsford high heat charcoal briquets to cook steak and chicken for dinner. This charcoal is perfect for searing and gave my dinner a perfect grilled taste. The steak and chicken was tender. I was pleased!!
Date published: 2023-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It’s fine? We were so happy to have a day in November to cook out! We had some trouble lighting the coals at first as it was windy, but once we got them to light they were…normal coals.
Date published: 2023-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I Always buy kingford but have never tried this specific charcoal until recently. I really enjoy it! It heats up and gives a good smoky flavor to the food! I think that come next summer, this will be the one we continue to buy
Date published: 2023-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s Great My husband loves to grill all the time and when this chance showed up in my front door he was excited. The Kingsford high heat Charcoal Briquets did not disappoint my husband easy to start and it grilled the food just amazing. Definitely going to buy again and I 100% recommend this.
Date published: 2023-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product! *I was given this product for free, in exchange for my honest review.* Using these charcoals were great. The bag got wet due to leaving it outside in the rain, but the charcoals still lit. Made some steak with them, it left a little bit of a flavor to the meat, which is why I rated this 4 stars. Overall, a good product.
Date published: 2023-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from work well I try a new kind of charcoal for my bbq party. This was a great product. Lights up very easily and charcoal stays hot for long time. Highly recommend!!!
Date published: 2023-11-03
  • y_2024, m_6, d_13, h_4
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.42
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_55
  • loc_en_US, sid_KF_PRD_21096, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_grillingcom
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 157.77ms

Light your fire with all new Kingsford® products.

Explore our full range of charcoal, pellets and flavor boosters to take your grilling to the next level.