Quick lighting coalQuick Light coal (also instant coal or self-igniting coal) is like natural coal made primarily of coconut shells or bamboo. This is because these materials are particularly tasteless and odorless. Unlike natural coal, quick lighting coal can be ignited with a commercial lighter. All you have to do is place it on charcoal tongs or in a charcoal basket and light it. This process usually only takes around 20 seconds.
This is possible because the coal pieces are mixed with easily flammable black powder. For this reason, the coals are already quickly ignited, but they can give off an aftertaste when smoked. To avoid this, the charcoal should always be fully glowed before use. Quick lighting coals usually do not glow as hot as natural coals and have an approximate burning time of 30-45 minutes.
For spontaneous smoking sessions, for those who don't have a gas cooker or charcoal grill, or who are short on time, these coals are very suitable. However, if you want to take your time or need a stronger heat supply to operate a heat management system such as "The Block", we recommend the use of natural charcoal.