- as the name suggests - come from "char," the well-burned wood chips, and "coal," which arrives on the railroad track that runs right through the plant.
However, soft plastics can extrude into the cracks between segments, causing briquets
to stick in the machine and not eject cleanly.
In general, in order to form whole briquets
, the shear strength of the material under compr7ession must be greater that the shear induced by the briquetter, otherwise the briquet
tends to fracture in the process of forming.
Several companies now offer "natural" barbecue charcoal made from orchard prunings or non-lumber-grade timber, held together with vegetable starches rather than the blend of petroleum or coal with borax, limestone, and sodium nitrate that binds most standard briquets
work best for direct grilling - food cooked to doneness directly over the coals - while charcoal briquets
do a better job on foods that need to be seared on the outside and then "roasted" longer to be done on the inside.
Kingsford has manufactured briquets
at its Marcola Road site since 1966, producing as much as 150,000 tons of the inky squares a year.
a leading grill manufacturer, also manufactures Weber Hardwood Charcoal Briquets
, which are claimed to burn better and last longer than other briquets
Porcelain Metals, which acquired the Kingsford grill business from the leading manufacturer of charcoal briquets
in 1993, also is expanding the line of grill accessories.
Add 10 to 15 briquets
to fire (or more if coals have burned down significantly) and scatter an additional 1/3 cup drained soaked wood chips over coals.
Cook 40 minutes, then turn the chicken over (if using charcoal, scatter another 20 briquets
over coals, along with the remaining wood chips).