Tag - Charcoal

Charcoal starter

An almost ideal option for firing the fire indirectly and, above all, quickly is to light the charcoal starter.  On a refractory base, the charcoal grate or the fire bowl, a priming cube is lit singly or together with crumpled newspaper. The required amount of coal enters the ignition chimney, and the cylinder, which is open at the bottom, is then simply placed over the flames: the warm air rises, the negative pressure is compensated by inflowing air. The fire then gets hotter, more oxygen is added, which intensifies the flames. 

Pre-heating Charcoal Grill

How long does charcoal have to pre-heat? What happens if you do not heat it long enough?  With an igniting fireplace, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes for the coal to be thoroughly annealed. Fuels need a little longer. If charcoal or briquettes are covered with an ash layer, the fun of barbecuing can begin. Too short to heat up can lead to the fuel not burning completely and insufficiently releasing the required heat. 

Charcoal vs Charcoal Briquettes: Characteristics and Differences

Charcoal and charcoal briquettes are easier to obtain and hand than natural wood. Pay attention to quality, so that in this important start phase, everything is fast and easy. The burning behavior of charcoal and charcoal briquettes varies. Charcoal can be quickly ignited, but the temperature lasts less long. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for direct barbecue. Grill briquettes take a longer time to go through. The temperature lasts longer. They are therefore used mainly for indirect grilling and smoking. In order to allow a fast annealing with a long burning time, grilled briquettes can also be mixed with charcoal to combine the benefits of both.