Good briquettes determine the taste and quality of your barbecue, so you should make sure that you have the best briquettes for your next barbecue. Above all, you should consider the material and the shape of the briquettes, as well as the burning properties and the binding agent, used.
To ensure that everything goes well at the next barbecue, we have prepared a checklist for you in which you will find all the important information on the subject of briquettes. In our product recommendations, you will also find the best briquettes for barbecuing.
Barbecue briquettes are a good alternative to charcoal if you need a long burning time . They consist of pressed, fine coal dust. That is why they have a higher density than regular charcoal. Common materials are.
- hard hardwoods like beech and oak.
- Coconut shells.
- Olive pits.
- Bamboo chips.
Which briquette shape is best for you depends on your preferences and the shape and size of your grill. There are:
- rounded or egg-shaped briquettes
- polygonal sticks
Most briquettes are rounded or egg-shaped. They can easily be used in all standard charcoal grills. Briquette specifications for Dutch oven recipes usually refer to this briquette shape. Stick-shaped briquettes can be very long and are better suited for rectangular and larger models.
Check to see if binders are used in the briquette making process and what they are, if any.
- Barbecue b riquettes without binders are often high quality briquettes that are slightly more expensive.
- Barbecuebriquettes with food binders such as wheat or rice starch are safe.
- Barbecue b riquettes with chemical bind ers are usually inexpensive. They may affect the taste and quality of your barbecue food when burning.
The burning properties you need depend on what you are preparing on the grill. You will find the corresponding temperature specifications in the barbecue recipes.
- Temperature: Charcoal briquettes can reach peak temperatures around 600 °C, briquettes made of coconut shells, bamboo chips or olive kernels even higher temperatures.
- Burning time: Briquettes with above-average burning time are suitable for meat dishes with a long cooking time, for several short grilled dishes in succession or for the smoker.
- Smoke development: The briquettes should develop as little disturbing smoke as possible when burning.
- Ash formation: Briquettes that burn well and form little ash make it easier for you to clean the grill.
With larger packages you often pay less per kilogram of barbecue briquettes than with smaller ones. The purchase is then worthwhile,
- if you grill a lot and regularly
- if you can store larger quantities of briquettes in a dry place for a longer period of time
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Here you can find the top 10 most popular briquettes.
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FAQ About Barbecue Briquettes
With the usual charcoal grill, you put coal or briquettes in it. Then you add grill lighter and light it with matches.
Grills can get as hot as 230 to 300 degrees Celsius.
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