Coshell COSAZ9 9-Pound Bag Coconut Shell Charcoal Briquettes
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- 100-Percent Recycled coconut shells
- Harder material burns hotter and longer with less waste
- No petroleum or harmful ingrediants
- Better tasting food
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Enjoy a guilt free, high quality outdoor experience by using Coshell coconut briquettes for your BBQ cooking. Coshell coconut briquettes are made from 100-Percent recycled coconut shells which makes the briquettes burn hotter, longer and cleaner than standard briquettes. Coshell's manufacturing process uses no petroleum or harmful ingrediants that could be passed along to your food, making it better for your family and flavor. Coshell briquettes use a material that traditionally goes in to a landfill. It has the added benefit of burning cleaner so fewer greenhouse gases are emitted and no trees are cut down to produce the raw material.
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Top Customer Reviews
There were a few brands here on Amazon, I chose this one based on price. A few additional items in my cart snagged free shipping, so the investment was minimal.
I'm so glad I tried these briquettes. I hope you can see the video, it shows how they can be reused, even after hours of grill time.
They light well, my grill has a small propane starter, but I've also used a chimney.
Used alone, it is a very MILD char flavor, perfect for certain delicate foods. For heartier flavor, way better than store brand charcoal, a piece or two of soaked wood placed in the hot coals provides excellent results.
Soak the wood in water, adding a bit of beer (I use Guiness every so often) to the water is quite nice.
If you have any questions I might be able to answer, just leave a comment.
Given the lofty claims and uniqueness of this product, I was anxious to give it a try. Opening the bag, my first impression was mixed. The briquettes are more evenly shaped and smoother than ordinary charcoal, but I noticed that they were quite dirty, leaving a black, powdery coating on the hands. Oh well- at least they look good. So far, the product seems acceptable.
Now, it was time for the real test: lighting the briquettes on fire and using them to cook some burgers and steaks. I noticed that the product took a little longer to catch fire, but once it was caught, the briquettes slowly turned gray in color and they held their heat for a good long time. Of all the positive qualities during the heating and cooking process, the one I remember best is the cleanliness of this product. It doesn't produce much smoke and it imparts almost no taste on the food.
If there is anything negative to say about this product (aside from the initial handling), it would be the fact that coconut shells do not accomplish much in the way of adding flavor to the food. Like I said, they impart almost no taste difference due to their cleanliness and while this will be considered an asset to some, others will immediately give this product a failing grade because they will want to taste mesquite or at least some smokiness in their food. You don't get any added flavor benefits, so it is almost like cooking on a stovetop.
Coconut shell briquettes are an interesting concept and this product is certainly an unusual one. I like that it is more environmentally- friendly than ordinary charcoal and I like knowing that there is no landfill waste to worry about. The powdery mess is an annoyance, but I still like this product overall and I consider it one worth trying.
These coconut shell briquettes were a nice change. They did take a bit longer to catch than regular briquettes (used a chimney-type device to get them lit) but once they got started they burned evenly. Best of all, no taste impact - nice and clean. The manufacturer claims they burn hotter and longer, but I didn't notice a huge difference. A bit longer, perhaps, but the heat seems to be no different. That's just my impression, however - didn't do any side-by-side tests.
While they burn clean, they are not clean when it comes to handling them. Lots of black soot comes off on your hands, and quite a bit of messy powder is in the bag, probably due to the bouncing about during shipping. Much messier than hardwood. The mess knocks the rating down a star.
While these won't convert me away from gas and electric, it is a viable alternative to hardwood charcoal.
My biggest complaint about these briquettes is that they crumble to dust in the bag very easily. I've bought three bags now, and the bottom third of each one was entirely filled with charcoal dust. Besides being messy, this is extremely wasteful. I'm all for renewable sources, but they need to work as expected. Otherwise, it's a bit much to expect people to switch to them, much less pay a premium to do so. If natural hardwood briquettes can be bound together effectively then surely these can, as well.