We received our first delivery of Coke today and will have coke for sale with pick up from our Adelaide Hills workshop. Coke is a wonderful fuel preferred by many blacksmiths for forging wrought iron. Coke is sometimes used for fuelling Aga stoves and boilers as it burns very hot and much cleaner than wood or charcoal.
Coke for sale
There has been a shortage of available coke in Adelaide. Stirling Fuel Supplies in the Adelaide Hills used to supply coke but have not done so for a while. As there was a demand amongst blacksmiths, farriers and those needing it as a heat source, we’ve managed to secure a load from South Australia and have coke available for sale to customers in:
Coke is sold by volume not weight as moisture content may vary at any given time
What is Coke?
Coke is a traditional fuel used for blacksmithing. It burns longer than charcoal, doesn’t give off much smoke and burns really hot. Coke is what is left when coal has had all of the sulfur and assorted “volatiles” burned off so is much safer and nicer to work with. It is much lighter than it looks as it’s quite porous. It is relatively pure carbon and it is coke that provides the heat to bring the iron to incandescent temperatures necessary for forging and heat treatment of iron and other metals. It is a fabuous heat source as it burns very hot and clean. Unlike coke, raw coal is very sooty and smoky and leaves waste products stuck to the metal as a contaminant. Some of these characteristics also make coke a preferred source of fuel for older Aga and wood fired stoves. Please note however that the size of blacksmithing coke is smaller than that needed for Aga stoves. We do not carry the larger nut coke needed for wood stoves.
If you need some coke for your forge, CALL US FIRST:
- to make sure we’ve got some bagged up and
- arrange a mutually agreeable time to pick it up.
We’re open BY APPOINTMENT: Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm
To order coke, read this article for more information about buying coke and current prices