The next type of charcoal that is going to be discussed is Binchotan. This charcoal is being used in Japan because this charcoal is from Japanes origins. One of the most important reasons that people love to use binchotan charcoal, is because of the efficiency and the heat that is being produced by it. One remarkable thing about binchotan is that it can burn for about 3 to 5 hours, and once it has been put out, you can reuse it for up to 3 hours. However, this depends on the use of it. Binchotan is a type of charcoal with an unearthly high carbon percentage, which ensures an almost pure composition. And you can taste it aswell. Binchotan has been made in a beautiful traditional way - after all, we are in Japan, so what do you expect - in stone and clay kilns. Burning this charcoal requires such expertise that there is a separate official job title for it: binchotan burner. However, this profession is unfortunately disappearing. Very few young people of the new generation have an interest in the job, which is very disappointing, because it is truly one of the most valuable things in traditional Japanese culture. But now it's still here, so enjoy it while you can! Making binchotan against Japanese quality standards is therefore very difficult, but certainly not impossible. Above all, it takes a very, very, very long time to produce the product. One cycle of making approximately four hundred kilograms of binchotan takes fifteen days. This cycle starts with collecting the wood, and ends with packing it in the boxes. Here is a small flight of what happens in between. The collected wood is first carefully placed in the kiln and heated to about two hundred degrees with minimal oxygen supply for about ten days. This minimal oxygen supply ensures that the wood does not burn but decomposes. Because so little oxygen is supplied, an almost completely pure composition of carbon is ultimately formed. When the smoke is coming out of the kiln and it has just the right color, the wood has decomposed and the oxygen supply is increased. The oven reaches a temperature of no less than a thousand degrees. This stops as soon as the charcoal takes on a red glow. The final step is to roll the charcoal into ash and sand, giving it its signature gray glow. After all, it is not called white binchotan for nothing. And then you have binchotan, with a beautiful carbon percentage of no less than 95.9 percent. Binchotan does not smoke, does not splash and burns at a constant temperature. Compared to Marabú charcoal, it is actually the quiet little brother that picks up everything a bit more calmly and neatly. Binchotan Eucalyptus has a carbon content of 95.9%. The charcoal bed can reach a temperature of 870 to 1000 degrees. The total burning time is on average 4 hours. No chemicals have been added during the traditional production process. As a result, there will be no smoke or taste development. The ash content is approximately 1.8%. Maitew has a carbon percentage of 96-98%. The charcoal bed can reach a temperature of 1000 to 1200 degrees. The total burning time is on average 6 hours. No chemicals have been added during the traditional production process. As a result, there will be no smoke or taste development. The ash quantity is approximately 1.5%. Binchotan Konia has a carbon content of 96-98%. The charcoal bed can reach a temperature of 1000 to 1100 degrees. The total burning time is on average 5 hours. No chemicals have been added during the traditional production process. As a result, there will be no smoke or taste development. The ash quantity is approximately 1.5%. Binchotan Lychee has a carbon content of 95.9%. The charcoal bed can reach a temperature of 870 to 1000 degrees. The total burning time is an average of 4.5 hours. No chemicals have been added during the traditional production process. As a result, there will be no smoke or taste development. The ash content is approximately 1.8%. People who care about the environment love these types of charcoal briquettes. The ingredients remain unused unless you use them here. These charcoal briquettes are made from sawdust. This ensures a great taste sensation due to all the different types of wood flavors that run through your body, and it is also ecological. Barbecue shame definitely doesn't matter here. Start your fire and start barbecuing!
Below are the steps you can follow to light binchotan:
- First place your charcoal in a starter chimney or place the charcoal over an open flame. You will need to be patient with this step as it will take you about 20 to 25 minutes to get a consistent glow from the charcoal.
- One of the charcoal is completely light, now transfer it one at a time to a Konro grill making sure to place them evenly. If you want to use half of the grill, make sure to spread the charcoal evenly on the side you want to use.
- Finally let the charcoal burn for about 15 minutes so they can preheat your grill. You can even move your charcoal if you want to get more heat from it. Now you are ready to use your grill.
Finally, we come to the koko-quick grill bricks. They are specially designed for the Shichirin. The briquettes are made of natural materials and ensure that your Shichirin is ready for use within minutes. The firelighter is already incorporated, so you don't have to use firelighters. One grill brick provides one hour of cooking pleasure. The grill bricks are individually packed airtight and watertight in a box of four and therefore easy to carry.
Guaranteed fun. These can also be used for other table BBQ's. Binchotan coal is also an excellent water filter. For this you need a dust-free binchotan piece. Binchotan charcoal has an incredibly porous surface with small cavities that run in many directions. Just 1 gram covers an area of more than 500 m2 (about one tenth the size of a football field). The Binchotan Charcoal is also known as "activated carbon": the ions of pollutants are attracted to the surface of the carbon, where they are retained. Binchotan charcoal can also release minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium into water, enhancing flavor and health benefits. If you fill up your Binchotan once daily, the Binchotan will last for three months. You can then "recharge" your Binchotan by boiling it in water for ten minutes and then drying it in the sunlight. After this you can use the Binchotan again for 3 months. When you have finished using your Binchotan as a water filter, you can also use the Binchotan for other purposes. If you break it up and place it in your houseplants, it will add nutrients to the soil that will help the plant grow. Due to its porous surface, it can also be used as a deodorizer to remove unwanted odors from your litter box, laundry basket, clothes or shoes. Binchotan is also an effective moisture absorbent, and can help absorb moisture from the air if placed in a wardrobe. Sometimes you will see small particles / fragments of the charcoal in the water, but don't worry as it won't hurt you if you swallow them (active charcoal tablets are prescribed to treat diarrhea, digestion and flatulence).