Storing charcoal without a bucket:
If you have ever tried to build a campfire, you already know that you must use dry wood. The same goes for charcoal; in fact, it should not contain any moisture. Always store charcoal away from possible heat sources. These can ignite the charcoal. Also, always store your charcoal away from possible sources of moisture. That means that if you happen to have a water heater or even a few jugs of water in the same place, that is not the best choice. Should it happen that your charcoal got wet. Then put your charcoal in the sun for a few days and turn them over between days. Make sure they are completely dry to the core. Otherwise, they will take longer to light.
Should you want to use charcoal that has been wet and then dried. Then use fresh charcoal as a starter and then add the dried charcoal. A characteristic of charcoal is its highly porous structure. This structure cannot be seen with the naked eye but thanks to this porous structure and the attraction of carbon particles (hygroscopic effect), carbon also absorbs moisture from the water vapor in the air very easily. If you store your charcoal in a place with high humidity, the charcoal will get a higher moisture content. You probably guessed it. The higher the humidity content of the charcoal, the harder it is to get lit. Therefore, it takes longer for the charcoal to smolder properly. Eventually the heat will dry out the charcoal again. But you will have more smoke and you have to be patient longer.
Keep charcoal in bag:
After each use, roll the top of the bag down to seal the bag tightly and close the bag with pegs if necessary. Store the bag in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place. Proper storage ensures that your charcoal will last for years.
Storing various types of charcoal:
Each charcoal has its own pros and cons regarding storage. This is because each charcoal is produced differently and therefore one charcoal is not the other. To get you started, here we have listed all the charcoal types and how best to store them.
Marabu charcoal is known for its long burn time and is excellent for reusing. Should you finish your BBQ session and your Marabu charcoal is not completely burned out? Then keep it in your Kamado for the next session. Then throw in fresh Marabu charcoal and you're ready to grill!
Coconut BBQ briquettes:
Coconut briquettes store in a dry and low-moisture place. Coconut briquettes are made from the waste remains of the coconut. As a result, they burn cleaner than regular briquettes and leave less ash behind. This makes for reuse, so storage a lot easier. In addition, these coals are more resistant to dripping grease and do not make relighting more difficult like regular charcoal.
Quick-kokos come in a box of four and are packaged individually. We recommend burning them up in one session. Quick-koko's burn about one hour and are suitable for quick BBQ sessions without having to be too busy lighting charcoal. Store the Quick-Koko in a dry and low-moisture place.
Getting started with Binchotan charcoal? Binchotan charcoal store in a low-moisture and dry place. When you are done with your Binchotan charcoal you extinguish it with the Binchopan or you extinguish it in water. It will be ready for use again next time.
We hope this has given you some guidance on how best to store your charcoal and BBQ coals so that you get the most out of your fuel. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.