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Has anybody ever used it?  Is it worth the $? I have a Biolite firepit that is about the size of a yakitori grill and wanted to give yakitori a shot.

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There is stuff from Thailand that Andy richter?from pok pok created. Not as expensive and starts up faster than bitochan. I ordered mine from amazon

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A super market has it in north Jersey … supposed to burn hotter and longer than lump or briquettes charcoal… I will  check it out on some loin lamb chops and see what happens ..

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I made some bintochan style charcoal from a dead ash during the lockdown.  I know traditonal is from a certain oak they have. But I had ash. So that's what I used. 

 

It blew the bagged lump & briquettes away in the heat dept.   If I had a fan I think I could have forged steel with it.   

Searobin in a grill basket with some eel sauce came out really good. 

 

It was fun. May do it again when the ash falls.  

 

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3 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

I made some bintochan style charcoal from a dead ash during the lockdown.  I know traditonal is from a certain oak they have. But I had ash. So that's what I used. 

 

It blew the bagged lump & briquettes away in the heat dept.   If I had a fan I think I could have forged steel with it.   

Searobin in a grill basket with some eel sauce came out really good. 

 

It was fun. May do it again when the ash falls.  

 

Sounds interesting...But looking it up, it seems a long, labor intensive process with special kilns.. Is it?

Butch

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I used a coleman stove and a unused gallon paint can.  Poked a hole in the lid.  

Put it on low till it stopped spewing smoke and corked the lid.  

Took awhile. Wanna say all day.  But miraculously it worked on the 1st try. 

 

Obviously it's not authentic. But it worked

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19 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

I used a coleman stove and a unused gallon paint can.  Poked a hole in the lid.  

Put it on low till it stopped spewing smoke and corked the lid.  

Took awhile. Wanna say all day.  But miraculously it worked on the 1st try. 

 

Obviously it's not authentic. But it worked

Thanks for the info.... May have to give that a try...

Butch

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