Hand Crafted Binchotan White Charcoal
Finest Handcrafted Binchotan Charcoal
Welcome to the next level of barbeque experience. You’ve spent time finding the right meat to cook and getting the flavours or marinade just right. Your charcoal barbeque that lets you cook direct or indirect. The missing ingredient is the heat. LAOBINCHO is a handcrafted binchotan charcoal that will ensure that your cooking results deliver an exceptional flavour, honouring your other efforts in getting the best barbeque experience.
400+ years of tradition in every piece
LAOBINCHO is a Binchō-tan (Japanese: 備長炭), type of charcoal originally used in Japanese cooking. Its use dates back over 400+ years when master craftsmen developed a dense hardwood charcoal that would burn at a higher heat and cleaner output than other wood materials. The craftsman in Kishu province of Wakayama in Japan perfected a technique that produced charcoal of extraordinary purity.
We follow those same traditions today using sustainably sourced Mai Tiew hardwood. Once the wood is selected and cut, it is stacked inside large kilns that burn the wood at low temperatures over several weeks to control the oxygen flow. In the final stages, the temperature inside the kiln is increased to above 1000 degrees centigrade and the colour of the smoke is monitored. Once it is clear, all impurities have been burnt away. This process burns off bark and makes the charcoal denser, tighter, harder and with a higher concentration of carbon. In fact, LAOBINCHO charcoal is 90% or more of pure carbon, where regular charcoal is 70% or less.
Today, Binchotan charcoal is used by many high-end restaurants and barbeque enthusiasts to replicate the pure flavour that the Japanese discovered hundreds of years ago. You will find LAOBINCHO enhances your taste with any style of barbeque -direct or indirect, meat, fish or vegetables, slow or fast.