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swamprb 02-04-2013 10:42 PM

Charcos Coconut Shell Briquettes Test Cook #1
A few of us Mossbacks in the Seattle area are doing a group buy on a pallet of Charcos Coconut shell briquettes, and I've been procrastinating getting around to do a test cook, so Super Bowl Sunday was the big day!

This is how they are packaged

I weighed out @ 4 lbs. of the briqs.

Took @ 1 lb. and used a Chimney and 3 BGE fire starters per the Charcos website video.

Took @ 8-10 minutes to completely light.

Added the remaining 3 lbs. to a clean base and firebox of a Large Big Green Egg.

Minion style burn

4 Cherry chunks for smoke

2 Pork Loin Back ribs liberally seasoned with Smokie Okie's Okie Dust

Guru assisted @ 30 minutes to reach 275* grate temp.

3 hours in Apple juice spritz

4 hours in, applied glaze

Still rockin' steady Left Hand Smoke style!

Pulled and rested at 4.5 hours

Nice smoke ring, moist with a slight pull off the bone very competition worthy if I do say so!

I shut the Egg down at 5.5 hours and there were @ a dozen briqs left. I want to see how much is reusable and how much ash was produced, but all in all this was a great show of how little charcoal was needed to maintain a cook.

A couple of the Seattle guys gave gotten 6+ hours on 3 lbs of Charcos at 225*

See what the Naked Whiz has to say about the Charcos Coconut shell briquettes:

I am not affiliated with Charcos or a blogger given the product to review, just sharing my observations on using a different fuel type. Feel free to hit me up with any questions.

caliking 02-04-2013 10:52 PM

Great thread! I've always wanted to try these, but can't seem to find them around me and shipping is pricey. Thanks.

Dirtbuddy 02-04-2013 10:54 PM

Right on, thx. I've also seen these around but never pulled the trigger.

silverfinger 02-04-2013 10:55 PM

They look great!!!
BGE 475. Right? The whole cook?
Sure wish I could have tried one!!!

barney jr 02-05-2013 12:40 AM

great info thank you!

Phubar 02-05-2013 02:13 AM of the best briqs out there IMO.
I've been using the same ones (here they called Ecobrasa) for about 4 years now.

swamprb 02-05-2013 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by silverfinger (Post 2355320)
They look great!!!
BGE 475. Right? The whole cook?
Sure wish I could have tried one!!!

275* for 4.5 hours.

charrederhead 02-05-2013 07:55 AM

Thanks for the info and the ribs look great!

Smokey Al Gold 02-05-2013 08:25 AM

That looks awesome! I've never seen those around before in my area but those would be great for my portables.

NorthwestBBQ 02-05-2013 08:29 AM

It's the island thing to do, Mon! You are relevant!

Phubar 02-05-2013 09:27 AM

What do you pay for 10kgs on your side Swamp?

gtr 02-05-2013 09:33 AM

I got a box of those - I really like 'em. I keep forgetting I have them so I rarely use them. :rolleyes: One thing that's really cool about 'em is how compact they are for storage - it's just a little box instead of a big ole bag. If I remember correctly, they're kinda pricey but a very good product nevertheless. A good thing to have in the arsenal for sure!

Ron_L 02-05-2013 01:53 PM

Nice job, Brian!

Any idea what a 10kg box will cost when bought by the pallet?

swamprb 02-05-2013 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Phubar (Post 2355584)
What do you pay for 10kgs on your side Swamp?

$24 for a (22 lb) 10Kg. box when you could buy it locally.

I ordered a (6.6 lb) 3Kg. box from Amazon during the Holidaze for $16.99 with free shipping.

Phubar 02-05-2013 02:46 PM

A'ight,over here it's 19,80 euro's ($26,80).
Yeah they are expensive but also better than alot of orthers out there.
I think you're one of the first I've seen to use it in an Egg.

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