Friday, August 04, 2006

Why I use Charcoal Briquettes

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Sometimes you read barbecue books or articles which claim that - a.o. for reasons of purity - the regular original charcoal is to be preferred above charcoal briquettes.

I don't know why. I've used a briquet or two and I've never smelled or tasted anything wrong.

I always use charcoal briquettes because of their even shape and size and more constant quality.

After a few chicken-mummies I found that with briquettes it is easier to control and maintain the fire and temperature inside the barbecue during hot smoking.

Once coal and fire become a (more or less) constant factor, it is easier to repeat previous good experiences, or to properly adjust the recipe or smoking time to improve on previous experiences.

What do you think?

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