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YAKINIKU® Binchotan Purifier - Masterbox (12 pieces)

YAKINIKU® Binchotan Purifier - Masterbox (12 pieces)

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Just purify the water with Binchotan coal, the black gold of Japan. Balances pH and reduces toxic substances present in water, such as chlorine and bacteria. Binchotan can also be used to eliminate odors from clothes or environments, or as additional nourishment for plants.

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Binchotan YAKINIKU® charcoal

The charcoal used in Japan is called Binchotan. One of the main reasons why most people like to use Binchotan charcoal is because of its efficiency and the heat it produces. One notable thing about Binchotan is that it can burn for about 4 to 6 hours, and once extinguished, it can be reused for up to 3 hours. However, this depends on how it is used. Binchotan is a type of charcoal with an incredibly high carbon percentage, making the composition almost pure. And this is what you taste. Binchotan is made in a wonderful traditional way, in stone and clay ovens. Burning this coal requires such great skill that there is a separate profession for it: the Binchotan burner. Unfortunately, this trade is disappearing. Few young people of the new generation are interested in it, which is very disappointing, because it is truly one of the most precious things in traditional Japanese culture. Making Binchotan according to Japanese quality standards is therefore very difficult, but certainly not impossible. Above all, it takes a long time. A manufacturing cycle of approximately four hundred kilos of Binchotan takes fifteen days. This cycle obviously begins with the harvesting of the wood and ends with the packing of the boxes. Here's a little overview of what happens in between. First, the harvested wood is carefully placed in the kiln and heated to around 200°C for around ten days with minimal oxygen supply. This minimal supply of oxygen means that the wood does not burn but decomposes. Because so little oxygen is supplied, an almost completely pure carbon composition is formed. When the smoke coming out of the kiln is the right color, the wood has decomposed and the oxygen supply has increased. The oven reaches a temperature of no less than 1000 °C. This stops when the charcoal turns red. The final step is to roll the charcoal in ash and sand, which gives it its distinctive gray glow. After all, it's not called White Binchotan for nothing.

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And so you have Binchotan, with a magnificent carbon percentage of no less than 95.9%. Binchotan does not produce smoke, does not splatter and burns at a constant temperature. Compared to Marabu charcoal, it burns quieter and cleaner. There are different types of Binchotan. Here are the differences:

Binchotan eucalyptus has a carbon content of 95.9%. The carbon bed can reach a temperature of 870 to 1000 °C. The total burn time is 4 hours on average. No chemicals are added during the traditional manufacturing process. As a result, there will be no smoke or flavor. The amount of ash is approximately 1.8%.
Binchotan Maitew has a carbon percentage of 96-98%. The carbon bed can reach a temperature of 1000 to 1200°C. The total burning time averages 6 hours. No chemicals are added during the traditional manufacturing process. Because of this, there will be no smoke or flavor. The amount of ash is approximately 1.5%.
Binchotan Konia has a carbon percentage of 96-98%. The carbon bed can reach a temperature of 1000 to 1100°C. The total burning time averages 5 hours. No chemicals are added during the traditional manufacturing process. Therefore, there will be no smoke or flavor. The ash content is approximately 1.5%.
Binchotan lychee has a carbon content of 95.9%. The carbon bed can reach a temperature of 870 to 1000°C. Total burn time is 4.5 hours on average. During the traditional manufacturing process, no chemicals are added. As a result, there will be no smoke or flavor. The amount of ash is approximately 1.8%.

People who care about the environment love this kind of charcoal briquettes. This is because the ingredients remain unused unless you use them. These charcoal briquettes are actually made of sawdust. This ensures a great taste sensation due to all the different types of wood flavors running through your body, and it's eco-friendly too. The barbecue shame doesn't matter here at all. Light your fire and start grilling!

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How do you light Binchotan in Shichirin?

Use a gas burner, which takes about 15 minutes.
Or first make a burn bed of softer charcoal, such as acacia charcoal.
Place the Binchotan coals diagonally on the charcoal bed and let them burn.
Instead of the Binchotan, you can also use koko-quick grill bricks to light the Shichrin. The briquettes are made from natural materials and ensure that your Shichirin is ready to use within minutes. Lighter fluid is already included, so there is no need to use lighters. One grill brick provides an hour of cooking pleasure. The grill bricks are individually air- and water-tight packaged in a box of four and are therefore easy to transport.