When I was young there was a time when I got into my Dad’s charcoal, he was so mad. My dad like most dad’s took his barbecuing very serious. He always said he had the best charcoal for smoker and grilling. He was not to happy I was messing with his charcoal.
Let take a brief look at the History of Charcoal
Ellsworth B. A. Zwoyer of Pennsylvania in 1897 invented and patented the first charcoal briquette. Henry Ford made it popular by using wood and sawdust by Products from his automobile fabrication as a feed stock. The ford Charcoal became Kingsford Company.
There are many types of charcoal today, here are a few.
Pad Molded Briquettes are made by packing charcoal, ordinarily produced using sawdust and other wood results, with a fastener and different added substances. The common fillers used are limestone, starch and clay. A few briquettes may likewise incorporate darker coal (warm source), mineral carbon (warm source), borax, sodium nitrate (start aid),limestone (fiery remains brightening specialist), crude sawdust (start help), and different added substances.
Hexagonal Sawdust Briquette Charcoal are made by packing sawdust without covers or added substances, making it totally regular. Hexagonal Sawdust Briquette Charcoal is the favored charcoal in nations like Taiwan, Korea, Center East, Greece. It has a round opening through the middle, with a hexagonal crossing point. Predominantly for BBQ utilizes as it doesn’t emanate scent, no smoke, little fiery remains, high warmth, and long consuming hours (surpassing 4 hours). Simply unadulterated wood fragrance for the BBQ meat.
The last charcoal like to talk about is Lump Charcoal. It is made from Hardwood firewood chunks, that have been charred. There is nothing added to them, so people like t
hem because there all natural. It has an intense burn which makes it very hot deliver fabulous flavor for your smoke foods and grilling. It is used by many of the Pitmaster today.
Now we will compare Charcoal Briquettes and Lump Charcoal
Which is the best charcoal for smoker.
I have watched many Pitmaster competitions and there is mixed feelings on this. So Let’s get into comparing them and giving you the Pro’s and Con’s on both briquettes and Lump Charcoal.
There are times that I use lump charcoal and when I feel briquette charcoal is a better choice. It depends on which grill I am using or if I am smoking. So if I am cooking slow and long and want longer burns, I use the briquette charcoal. That is the best for smoker. Now for lump charcoal it is going to burns faster and hotter, you want to use it in your ceramic grill or in a drum when cooking hot and fast.
There are many brands of charcoal out there you just do not want one with a lot of fillers or the instant lite ones. The oak or hickory versions of charcoal gives the best results and flavor. Royal oak is one of my favorite, just look in your area to find a good brand. Using a chimney charcoal starter is best for getting your charcoal ready for cooking, just put a few pieces of paper at bottom then pile your charcoal on top and light paper from bottom. Then shortly you will have charcoal ready to cook on. To add flavor to your smoking you can put Oak, peacan, apple chips to name a few, to produce great flavor to your meat.
Let’s sum up what we have learned about Best Charcoal for Smoker
The charcoal as we know it today dates back to 1897. I bet that most of you didn’t know that the Henry Ford the inventor of the automobile also developed charcoal further and started company Kingsford charcoal company, which today make the most of the charcoal in USA. We also found out the briquettes use filler. Most people feel it does not affect the flavor of the item your cooking. Lump charcoal is more natural, there is no additives added in the making of lump charcoal. It burns faster and hotter, where the briquette burns slower and longer. There are many brands to chose from.
But most importantly we found out the Best Charcoal for Smoker is the briquettes, do to how it burns slow and long.
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