How to have a steakhouse charcoal in your homemade barbecue.
If you're reading this article, there's a big chance that you're aiming to choose a good charcoal to your barbecue. You may not know but BOB-Q’s lump charcoal is made from 100% natural reforested Brazilian Eucalyptus. This type of hardwood charcoal is used by most of Brazilian Rodizio Steakhouses. Alright, now you're probably thinking why should you choose BOBQ Lump Charcoal and not a normal briquet in stead. The answer actually is simple: they have important differences that will impact on food's taste that you'll grill.
Reasons why choosing BOB-Q Lump Charcoal will make your homemade barbecue a top notch steakhouse experience
Reading this article there is a big chance of you buying a great quality charcoal for your barbecue. If you don’t know yet, BOB-Q Lump Charcoal is made out from 100% Natural Reforested Eucalyptus. Very popular in most of Latin American cultures and some other regions all over the world, hardwood lump charcoal is also used in most of Brazilian Rodizio Steakhouses. With a lot of attention to the production process BOB-Q Lump Charcoal is a Super Premium product that will provide you with a unique experience on your barbecue.
Also, you are probably wondering why you should choose BOB-Q Lump Charcoal instead of the traditional briquettes and the answer is actually quite simple: Even though they have major differences the taste of the food is the one that really makes an impact on your decision.
Lump Charcoal vs. Briquettes
Lump Charcoal is just that: It’s lumps of wood turned into charcoal. You can actually make lump wood charcoal in your backyard if you’re so inclined. This simplicity is its primary advantage: It contains no vegetable oil or starch binder, nothing you can’t see—just good hardwood char, which carries a lot of flavor and produces minimal ash. What some people see as a problem is the fact that lump wood isn't uniform. Because no two pieces of lump wood have the same shape, no two pieces of lump wood ever burn the same. But if you look closely, this is not a real issue: every bag of 8.8LBS will have the same calorific power, because the weight is the same. In the end, nothing is lost.
Lump Charcoal has on its simplicity one of the main reasons to provide a better quality product. It is hardwood turned into charcoal. You can actually produce Lump Charcoal in your own backyard if you are interested in the process. There are no vegetable oil or starch binder added to the product, it is just good hardwood char carrying lots of flavor and producing minimal ash.
Some people see Lump CHarcoal irregular shape as a disadvantage but it actually could be used in a smart way when grilling. Because two pieces of lump charcoal will never be the same size or shape you are able to control and manipulate your fire accordingly. All pieces contain high calorific power so you could be choosing the pieces and place them on different areas of your grill to control temperature depending on your cooking style.
On the other hand, briquettes bring industrial uniformity to charcoal. They're a nearly hundred-year-old invention from the mind of Henry Ford, who saw a way to profit from the scrap timber and sawdust that his Model-T production lines were throwing away. A mixture of wood or paper mache goes through dry heating and mixing. After binding with corn starch, the mixture gets pressure-molded into uniform briquet shapes.
After some experiences cooking with Briquettes it is possible to predict how many minutes of cooking you will have by the amount of Briquettes used. Briquets are also denser than the average lump charcoal alternative, so a pound of charcoal briquets can take much less space in your grill than a pound of lump wood.
But let’s not forget that you need fuel to light up the Briquettes, which brings you the main difference between both products.
WIth Lump Charcoal food doesn’t lose its identity, it actually enhances the food’s flavor to a smoky and barbecue taste, while Briquettes will deliver a dish with some fuel flavor after the cooking process.
So, after looking at positive and negative sides of both charcoal types, a possible conclusion would be:Lump Charcoal can be your best friend if you intend to cook with strong and more natural taste.
Briquettes can be very useful when you want to be a bit more accurate with grilling time, even though you'll need a considerable amount of knowledge to administrate that habilitie. This means that if you are looking for a delicious taste in your food, you have better chances to achieve that with Lump Charcoal.
Benefits of BOB-Q Lump Charcoal
Now that the cards are on the table, why use BOB-Q lump charcoal at your next barbecue? BOB-Q's charcoal is made from 100% reforested eucalyptus and all production is handled on the same Farm. Production steps are attentive and every single piece of charcoal is revised before bagging.
Also, caring about the environment BOB-Q Charcoal has all green labels and certifications needed to be considered eco- friendly.
As a result you will find a Super Premium product with high calorific power, better temperature control and a longer burning ember.