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Binchotan Charcoal Ikkyu from Japan - 1kg

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Binchotan

Dense, long burning charcoal made from Ubamegashi oak. The dense nature increases the infra-red radiation that allows food to cook on the inside before it burns on the outside.  Delivers excellent results when used with any of any our Japanese grills. 

The density of Binchotan means it will stay at cooking temperature for several hours, it can also be extinguished, and reused.  Charcoal can be plunged in water when you are finished and once fully dried it will light again. Remove the charcoal from your barbecue, do not pour water in the barbecue. It can also be extinguished in an airtight pot of ceramic or steel. Due to its density Binchotan can be hard to light, a charcoal chimney is highly recommended as a solution. Start by lighting some standard charcoal in your chimney then when hot, pour out and use this to ignite the Binchotan in the chimney. Move the Binchotan to your grill when white hot.

Binchotan is activated charcoal meaning it will remove impurities from air and water. It acts as a clean and effective water filter and it also used in the diet to remove chemicals from the blood stream. Please seek professional advice before embracing this attribute of this wonderful charcoal!

Traditionally used in Japanese Konro or Shichirin (Hibachi) grills binchotan can also be used with excellent results in all types of grills that require charcoal.

Binchotan will burn with very little or no smoke at all, carbon monoxide is still produced however, you should not cook with charcoal indoors, in a vehicle or tent. Professional kitchens you see cooking inside with barbecues have highly sophisticated ventilation systems. Burning charcoal can release sparks that travel to the area surrounding the grill with the possibility to cause fire.

Instructions for use of Binchotan:

Due to its density Binchotan can be hard to light, a charcoal chimney is highly recommended as a solution. Start by lighting some standard charcoal in your chimney then when hot, pour out and use this to ignite the Binchotan in the chimney.

Move the Binchotan to your grill when white hot.

Open and close the air windows to reach the desired temperature

The density of Binchotan means it will stay at cooking temperature for several hours, it can also be extinguished and reused.  

Charcoal can be plunged in water when you are finished and once fully dried it will light again.

Remove the charcoal from your barbecue, do not pour water into the barbecue.

It can also be extinguished in an airtight pot of ceramic or steel.