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 burns cleanly and at very high temperatures

Stockpile of small nut coke at Farmweld, Adelaide Hills

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:

  • 30kg bags of coke
  • 800kg bulka bags of coke

Coke is sold by volume not weight as moisture content may vary at any given time

What is Coke?

Small diameter coke nuts

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:

Monday to Friday        8am – 5.30pm
Saturday                      after 1pm

Price at 1/7/14

  • $40 / 30kg bag
  • $750 / 800kg bulka bags (you will need heavy equipment to lift)
  • Delivery: POA

21 thoughts on “Coke – the fuel for forge & fire

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  2. Alan Mattiske

    We have an old Aga stove which needs to run on coke. Could you contact me with more details including price per tonne etc. We would be interested in purchasing a semi trailer load.


    1. Farmweld Post author

      Hi Alan, I’ve written to you direct. Not sure we can do a semi load though as stock is limited and selling fast after a shortage of a couple years supply. Will see what we can do for you.

  3. forjwerx

    hi ive emailed you via your main web site i am also intested in coke sales 44 gall drum size would be great hope to hear from you.

    1. Farmweld Post author

      Hi Allen, I haven’t got your email yet so hope it’s not lost in cyberspace somewhere. Prices are $35/25kg bag or $40/30kg bag. You’d probably get 4 of the 30kg in a 44gallon drum. Weights are all approximate and will vary slightly (usually a bit more). If you’d like to order please phone the office on 8568 5433.

      1. Farmweld Post author

        3/6/13 UPDATE. Coke is sold $40/30kg bag or $750/800kg bulka bags. Please phone to order.

  4. Ron Bailey

    Just found your site about Coke for sale. Do you still have some available as I am interested in 25-30kg?

    1. Farmweld Post author

      Hi Ron, yes, we’ve just had another shipment arrive so there’s plenty available. It’s sold in 30kg bags. Please give us a call to arrange a time to collect some.

  5. Kym & Denise Frahn

    We have an old AGA stove and was wondering how long a kilo of coke burns for and how much per tonne.
    Cheers Denise

    1. Farmweld Post author

      Hi Denise, there are a few factors involved in how long it will burn so I suggest getting a small 30kg bag and trying it out in your Aga first.

  6. Mark McKenna

    I am interested in coke for my wood stove – can you advise when the larger might be available?

    1. Farmweld Post author

      Hi Mark, I’ve sent you an email. There needs to be enough demand to warrant bringing in over 10-15 tonne. Please let me know what quantity you’re after. Cheers, Tricia.

  7. Patrick Egan

    hi I was wondering if you guys were open to take orders for a 30 kg bag on Sundays? if so what’s the best time to call.
    cheer patty.

    1. Farmweld Post author

      Hi Patty,
      We’re open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm and Saturday afternoons after 1pm – BY APPOINTMENT. It’s important to give us a call beforehand to make a mutually agreeable time so that we can make sure someone is here when you arrive as we are in and out a bit, and secondly to make sure we have some bagged up ready for you.

  8. Steven McCaul

    Hi i was interested to know if you still had coke for sale. I would like to purchase a 30 kg bag. Thanks Steve

    1. admin

      Yes we keep a constant supply of coke. Please call us to make a mutually agreeable time to collect some, and make sure we’ve got enough bagged up.

  9. Steve

    Wondering if you still sell coke and if you freight it as I don’t live in Adelaide

    1. admin

      Yes we do. I’ve sent you an email with the details.

  10. Dave Eisenhauer

    Hi, just an enquiry I’m in Tumut NSW with an Aga that’s coke fueled but very hard to find around the Riverina, can you tell me if it’s possible to freight and what quantities…is it suitable for stove use?

    Many thanks

    1. admin

      Hi Dave, we sell coke in 30kg bags and bulka bags. Weights are approximate and may vary as it depends on the moisture content at any given time. The bulka bags hold between 750-850kgs depending on the size and moisture content of the coke. 30kg bags are $40/bag and the bulka bags are $750. Please email me at sales@farmweld.com.au if you’d like to place an order. We currently have larger coke which would be suitable for your Aga. I think there’s about 15-20 tonnes available.

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