At present, the common barbecue charcoal fuel in the outdoor barbecue charcoal grill can be divided into four categories: natural trees, log charcoal, mechanical charcoal, and natural granular charcoal. The four fuels are in composition, production mode, burning time, heat of combustion, and burning time. The aspects are slightly different:
1. Natural trees Natural trees are the most original and long-lasting barbecue fuel. They are often used for various fruit trees, such as apple wood, pear trees, jujube wood, lychee wood, etc. After cutting trees directly, they are sawed into segments and then smashed. Allow to dry to the right size and use it directly when grilling. It is more common in the folk recipes that have been handed down by the folks, such as roast duck, roast suckling pig, roasted whole lamb and other traditional food workshops. Natural tree characteristics: original ecology, original flavor, suitable for special flavor barbecue food; but the raw materials are scarce, the use environment is more limited, inflexible, and the fire is too smokey, easy to marry Mars, burning fire is difficult to control when grilling, not suitable For ordinary families.
2. Log charcoal logs Charcoal is a barbecue fuel that is processed after felling logs, including various hardwoods, fruit trees, and miscellaneous wood. This kind of fuel is the closest to the original ecological and practical barbecue charcoal. The shape retains the shape of the logs of the logs. It is easy to ignite. When grilling, it radiates the firewood smell in the memory. The barbecue family has the original apple charcoal. It is a safe and healthy food that is distilled and extracted from wood tar and is very suitable for barbecue charcoal for home barbecue. Log charcoal characteristics: second only to natural trees, original ecology, original flavor, smokeless, lack of resources, easy to ignite, but burning time is slightly shorter than the mechanism charcoal.
3, mechanism charcoal is now used in the basic barbecue is the mechanism of carbon, the common type is long strip and ball type, the ball type will be easier to ignite than the strip type, but there is no long strip of resistance, because Long strips of charcoal will be denser during the pressing process, which is why it is not easy to ignite. The mechanism of carbon is widely used, such as rice husk, cotton hull, corn cob, corn stalk, sorghum stalk, bean stalk and other wood shards; when used for barbecue, it is best to use charcoal such as bamboo chips, rice husks and coconut shells. The carbon is most resistant to burning by a spherical mechanism. Mechanism charcoal features: high density, high calorific value, no frying Mars, relatively difficult to ignite (recommended with ignition wax to ignite), long burning time, commercial households are very convenient. At present, the quality of the mechanism carbon on the market is uneven. When choosing, be cautious. Some black-hearted merchants will add some leaves, plastic products and other debris to the scrap to reduce the cost. This kind of charcoal will bring some odor, Health is also harmful. It is impossible to directly judge the material of the mechanism charcoal, and can only avoid some inferior charcoal from the price, so it is not cheap to buy charcoal, and it is necessary to choose the grilling mechanism charcoal of the regular brand.
4, natural granular charcoal natural pellet charcoal is a new type of barbecue fuel, Europe and the United States is now more keen, is a variety of natural wood shreds according to the need to mix in a certain proportion, and then pressed into a small pellet of a barbecue fuel; Different mixing methods can produce different flavors when burning; mostly used in smoked ovens, using intelligent feeding, time controllable, and the baked ingredients are particularly delicious. Characteristics of granular carbon: unique fragrance, large smoke for baking, and need to be equipped with professional smoked stoves. Of course, there is something called steel charcoal that you may have heard. The so-called steel charcoal is hard coke burned out with big carbon (harder than the bituminous coal and yellow coal), and the sound and metal collision caused by the collision of the finished product. The sound is similar, so it is called steel charcoal. Because of its high combustion value and high combustion temperature, it is generally used for steelmaking or other industrial production. It has a sulfur flavor when burned, and the charcoal that is generally purchased from regular channels and normal prices will not be steel charcoal. The charcoal lighting technique is suitable for your own barbecue charcoal. It is only the first step before the barbecue. How to quickly and easily ignite the barbecue charcoal is also very good.