BBQ Flavour Marabu Charcoal 10kg
Marabu charcoal is made from the cap of the Marabu plant. This is a wild, highly aggressive plant of African origin. The Marabu plant grows into bushes and trees as tall as ten feet. Cuba imported the Marabu plant in the nineteenth century, but as Cuba went through a severe economic crisis, the land was so neglected that the Marabu plant was given free rein to grow. Now it is impossible to imagine the Cuban landscape without it. This is because Marabu charcoal proved to contain truly exceptional properties. Marabu is a heavy charcoal and therefore contains a high caloric value. Furthermore, it has a long burn time, even at high temperatures, and it develops very little smoke due to its complete carbonization. Marabu charcoal burns slightly less easily than Acacia charcoal but burns longer and is therefore extra economical in use. Marabu charcoal has an average burn time of 4.5 hours and a carbon percentage of no less than 80-90%. Marabu Charcoal is 100% natural because it contains no chemical additives or fuels. It gives a very nice firebed due to the coarse sorting of larger and smaller chunks of charcoal. The lumps have a size of 50 to 200mm. This ensures that the charcoal sticks together a bit but that sufficient oxygen can pull through. Marabu is suitable for both high & fast and low & slow barbecuing and is used in open and closed barbecues such as the Kamado. To make Marabu charcoal, the charcoal burner builds a pile of branches (Meiler) sorted by size and weight. The craftsmanship determines the quality of the product, therefore the process from raw material to finished product can take many hours.