PDA

View Full Version : Coco briquettes


Phubar
09-01-2009, 03:14 PM
I think I haven't seen it on the forum yet but does anybody use coco briquettes?
On the Dutch forum people are happy with this find.
Last friday I bought a box at an Eco shop in Amsterdam,that stuff burns long,has no smell to it(very light coco smell),almost no ash....real good stuff!

Grillman
09-01-2009, 03:18 PM
I assume it's made from Coconut shells (ground up and formed?)

Sounds like a great idea....burns clean...almost no ash...it's sustainable.
Once you learn how hot it burns...it ought to be a good product to use.

Phubar
09-01-2009, 03:23 PM
See the above image with the description on the box.:wink:

Dr_KY
09-01-2009, 03:48 PM
I use it but it's very expensive so I save it for baking on the grill.

Phubar
09-01-2009, 03:59 PM
Down here it costs 15 euro's for 10 kilo,a bag of Weber briquettes cost 10 euro's for 7 kilo.
Bought a bag of that as well but haven't used it yet so I dont know the difference,I do know the difference between the cheap ones I bought the first time and the coco ones.

Divemaster
09-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Looks cool but the only references I found on Google required transation....

Phubar
09-01-2009, 04:34 PM
What do you wanna know?

Divemaster
09-01-2009, 04:50 PM
If they sell them in the USA...

jrb03
09-01-2009, 04:54 PM
If they sell them in the USA...

http://www.amazon.com/aFire-0105U-18-Pound-100-Percent-Multi-Color/dp/B001D6QNJC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1251838383&sr=8-1

Phubar
09-01-2009, 04:59 PM
Maybe this helps as well: http://www.alibaba.com/member/anteromas.html

GreasePig
09-01-2009, 05:03 PM
Wow.. 39 bucks for 18#

It ain't easy being Green....

Smokin Mike
09-01-2009, 05:03 PM
oh boy, lets go to Amsterdam and get some coco briquettes, and then go get some smokes at the coffee shops :shock::twisted::icon_cool

Smokin Mike
09-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Maybe this helps as well: http://www.alibaba.com/member/anteromas.html

still like my idea better,,,,

EDIT: I meant this link http://www.amazon.com/aFire-0105U-18...1838383&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/aFire-0105U-18-Pound-100-Percent-Multi-Color/dp/B001D6QNJC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1251838383&sr=8-1)

Phubar
09-01-2009, 05:13 PM
Wow.. 39 bucks for 18#

It ain't easy being Green....


That's expensive indeed!
That would've been 25 euro's instead of the 15 that I payed,plus that you lose 2 kilo's/4.4 pounds.
Looks like it's hard to find in the US.

nzrebel
09-01-2009, 05:56 PM
Maybe this helps as well: http://www.alibaba.com/member/anteromas.html


How can you NOT like something that is 110% natural....

Dave

Phubar
09-01-2009, 06:09 PM
True.
That's why I use it too.
Forgot to mention that it is environmentally friendly.

rolf
09-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Did the box say something about the content of the coal? Usually the box tells you how much energy(joule) the coal has per weight, also sulfur and ash content. I heard that coconut is far better than most available coals in this aspect, but the price is CRAZY. Nearly all charcoal is shaped, Webers european coal is brown coal glued with potato starch. For coconut coal they put all the shells together, after they turned into coal they get crushed and glued as well. Same goes for most shaped charcoal, its probably south american or indonesian rain forrest tree scraps.

Phubar
09-02-2009, 03:54 AM
Did the box say something about the content of the coal? Usually the box tells you how much energy(joule) the coal has per weight, also sulfur and ash content. I heard that coconut is far better than most available coals in this aspect, but the price is CRAZY. Nearly all charcoal is shaped, Webers european coal is brown coal glued with potato starch. For coconut coal they put all the shells together, after they turned into coal they get crushed and glued as well. Same goes for most shaped charcoal, its probably south american or indonesian rain forrest tree scraps.


When I get home from work I'll check on the box for specs,it's hard to find info on internet of the brand that I have.

Phubar
09-02-2009, 11:09 AM
Did the box say something about the content of the coal? Usually the box tells you how much energy(joule) the coal has per weight, also sulfur and ash content. I heard that coconut is far better than most available coals in this aspect, but the price is CRAZY. Nearly all charcoal is shaped, Webers european coal is brown coal glued with potato starch. For coconut coal they put all the shells together, after they turned into coal they get crushed and glued as well. Same goes for most shaped charcoal, its probably south american or indonesian rain forrest tree scraps.


Here are the specs that are on the box:

rolf
09-04-2009, 09:44 AM
These are quite impressive results, 3% ash and 75% carbon is better than whats required for DINplus certificate in Germany. Still searching for a calorific value comparison though.

Dr_KY
09-04-2009, 10:02 AM
I use these..

http://www.ecocos.co.uk/4.html

Ecocos
100% natural and organic Coconut Shell briquettes!
These incredible briquettes are made entirely from the natural waste product of Coconut production. Coconut briquettes are environmentally friendly, as not a single tree or limb is cut down in order to produce this eco-friendly fuel.
Food grilled with this product is also known to help eliminate fat and associated cholesterol, thus contributing towards a healthier way to enjoy barbecued food.

The performance of the briquettes is absolutely astounding too, which not only makes them the 'green choice' of barbecue and chiminea fuel, but the choice of champion cooks too!
What makes them such an advanced fuel?
10 Good reasons to use Coconut Shell briquettes:


Exceptionally long burn time
Coconut Shell briquettes burn hotter than other fuels
Coconut Shell briquettes are clean to handle - no more dirty hands!
Zero toxic emissions
Zero sulphur content
Less than 5% ash
Longer cooking time
Organic and environmentally friendly
Virtually smoke-free
Suitable for barbecue and chiminea use

These wonderful briquettes are available in either 5 kg or 10 kg boxes. Please contact us (http://www.ecocos.co.uk/2.html) for further pricing and delivery information.



http://www.ecocos.co.uk/resources/boxes-sm.jpg

Dr_KY
09-04-2009, 10:07 AM
Have a look here too..
http://www.ec21.com/companies/coconut_shell_charcoal_briquettes.html

rolf
09-04-2009, 11:41 AM
WOW, thats a lot of companies...

Dr_KY
09-04-2009, 11:55 AM
WOW, thats a lot of companies...
You could email a few and for a calorific value comparison.

jrb03
09-04-2009, 12:00 PM
I've been wanting to try coconut charcoal for a while now, Im just a hobbiest who likes to try new things :-D I bought a 7 pound box of the A-Fire coal from Amazon. Hopefully I can try it this weekend, looks.......interesting.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/jrb03/2b21bc62.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/jrb03/06f4ec46.jpg

afreemaniii
07-27-2010, 02:47 PM
I've been wanting to try coconut charcoal for a while now, Im just a hobbiest who likes to try new things :-D I bought a 7 pound box of the A-Fire coal from Amazon. Hopefully I can try it this weekend, looks.......interesting.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/jrb03/2b21bc62.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/jrb03/06f4ec46.jpg

So I'm bringing a post back from the dead. I'm guessing you've used these by now. What are your thoughts on them?

Phubar
08-30-2010, 08:04 AM
So I'm bringing a post back from the dead. I'm guessing you've used these by now. What are your thoughts on them?



Maybe I got some good news for you fellas.
Ecobrasa is the sponsor of our team and yesterday they dropped by at the competition.
One of them flew over from Spain just to see us and promoting their stuff.
I told them they could do very good business in the US and told me that they allready have a product over there: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag96.htm


http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/bag96s.jpg

Phubar
08-30-2010, 12:32 PM
Oh...I forgot to say that I'll be bumping this thread untill one of you across The Big Pond tested these briqs...just saying.

alphaking
08-30-2010, 02:17 PM
I've seen the afire ones as well.. any reviews?

mbshop
08-30-2010, 02:57 PM
here ya go
http://www.kamado.com/New_Kamado_Charcoal.htm
i was supposed to get some but the deal fell through. seems to be well liked.

Phubar
02-14-2011, 02:57 PM
Oh...I forgot to say that I'll be bumping this thread untill one of you across The Big Pond tested these briqs...just saying.

*ahum*...................*bump*:becky:

Smoothsmoke
02-14-2011, 04:36 PM
Buying some coconut coal stocks just in case. :thumb: