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what's charcoal briquette? Answered

I might seem dumb to you but here in New Zealand we have nothing with that name?

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steveastrouk (author)2010-09-13

Its "artificial charcoal", if you like, its made by compressing powdered charcoal BACK into little bricks with a starch binder.

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Best Answer.
Also (if I may) briquettes are highly inferior to regular charcoal for every conceivable purpose.

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novice101 (author)2011-08-18

Briquettes may have up to 30% clay to help bind the powdered charcoal. Usually 15% to 20%. This reduces the heat available and increases the ash.

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lemonie (author)2010-09-13

While I won't disagree with steve's comment, there's probably more than charcoal in them. Or it's compressed first from wood-chip and then "cooked".
Burns fast and tends to be high-ash.

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