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Binchotan Japanese White Charcoal Trial Pack for Konro Grill - 2.5KG Pack

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Original price $99.00 - Original price $99.00
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$99.00 - $99.00
Current price $99.00

About Binchotan Trial Pack for Konro Grill / Hibachi Grill - 2.5KG Pack

What type of binchotan Japanese white charcoal is best for you? The trail pack is an ideal way to start and decide which is right for you.

This package gives you 3 different cuts of the premium Kishu binchotan (Wakayama) and the Tosa binchotan (Kochi) as follows:

All binchotans are packaged and labelled as shown above.

We do our best to evenly distribute the different types of binchotan. Since we do not break the charcoal and try to give you original shapes, there may be differences in the amount and weight of binchotan. In total, you will receive at least 2.5kg, not less.

  • The size and weight of binchotan varies. The pieces are formed naturally. We will not break the item manually. "2.5KG pack" refers to the weight of an entire package and has at least 2.5KG of charcoal. All orders will be packed with care. 
  • We are unable to ship charcoal products to New Zealand.
  • We do not accept returns or exchanges of charcoal products.

Binchotan: what makes it special?

Binchotan is made by using Japanese Ubame oak trees in a special Bincho kiln at around 1000 degrees Celsius for up to 14 days. The resulting charcoal is almost 100% carbon. Binchotan, therefore, produces very little smoke when burning and leaves little ash. It also has a special metallic sound when pieces are tapped together.

This premium charcoal is able to produce extremely high heat (about 1200 degrees), and it maintains a steady heat release for several hours. Pure, odourless, and long-lasting heat really brings out the flavour of the food. For this reason, binchotan is loved by top Japanese Yakitori restaurants.

The total production of binchotan in Japan is about 1800 tons per year. Consumers should be wary of non-authentic binchotan produced outside of Japan using non-traditional techniques and timber rather than Ubame Oak. Such charcoal cannot produce enough heat and burns out very quickly.

User guide:

  • As it is not easy to light up binchotan, it is advised to first light up the charcoal on a gas burner or gas torch before transferring it into the grill.
  • Charcoal can also be lit outside of the konro using a charcoal starter pan. Binchotan should be arranged vertically in the pot and placed on top of a portable gas top and heated for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Use the charcoal outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • The charcoal will stay lit for hours. Please make sure the fire is fully extinguished after use.
  • There will be more konro grill recipes available soon.

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