BBQ Flavour Binchotan White Eucalyptus 5kg
BBQ Flavour Binchotan Eucalyptus has a carbon content of 95.9%. The charcoal bed can reach a temperature of 870 to 1000 degrees. The total burning time is an average of 4 hours. Binchotan does not smoke, does not splatter and burns at a constant temperature. Compared to Marabú charcoal, it is actually the quiet little brother that picks up everything a bit more calmly and neatly. However, you don’t get all these extra qualities for nothing; it is a bit more expensive than Marabú.
No chemicals have been added during the traditional production process. As a result, there will be no smoke or flavor development. The ash quantity is approx. 1.8%. The charcoal that is used in Japan, as we are going to talk about, is called binchotan.
Binchotan is a type of charcoal with an unearthly high carbon percentage, which ensures an almost pure composition. And you can taste it. Binchotan is made there in a beautiful traditional way – after all, we are in Japan, so what do you expect – in stone and clay kilns. Burning this charcoal requires such expertise that there is a separate job for it: binchotan burner. However, this profession is unfortunately disappearing. Few young people of the new generation are interested in it, which is very disappointing, because it is truly one of the most valuable things in traditional Japanese culture. But now it is still there, so enjoy it while you can! Making binchotan against the Japanese quality requirements is therefore very difficult, but certainly not impossible. Above all, it takes a long time. Very, very, very long. One cycle of making about 400 kilograms of binchotan takes 15 days. This cycle naturally starts with the collection of wood and ends with packing in the boxes.
Here is a little overflight of what happens in between. The collected wood is first carefully placed in the oven and heated to about two hundred degrees for about ten days with minimal oxygen supply. This minimal oxygen supply ensures that the wood does not burn but decomposes. Because so little oxygen is supplied, almost completely pure composition of carbon is eventually formed. When the smoke coming out of the kiln has just the right color, the wood has decomposed and the oxygen supply is increased. The oven reaches a temperature of no less than a thousand degrees. This stops as soon as the charcoal takes on a red glow. The final step is to roll the charcoal into ash and sand, giving it its signature gray glow. After all, it is not called white binchotan for nothing. And then you have binchotan, with a beautiful carbon percentage of no less than 95 percent.