Have you ever tried shisha charcoal? If you are a shisha smoker, you must already know that charcoal is one of the key components to the satisfying smoking experience. For those of you who want to try something different, you can try shisha with coconut charcoal briquettes.

What Are Coconut Charcoal Briquettes?

Coconut Charcoal in Sri Lanka

As it is said before, shisha charcoal uses coconut charcoal briquettes. So, it is better to know first what a charcoal briquette is. This briquette is made of coconut shells that have been carbonized or burned without oxygen. The resulting product is a kind of activated carbon with a high surface area. This means that it is good for adsorbing toxins and odors.

People in Europe, the Middle East, and Kenya love to use coconut charcoal briquettes for their shisha as well as barbecue. The coconut shells are crushed, then turned into coconut charcoal briquettes. Charcoal briquettes burn longer as the fire is not easily off. Also, this type of charcoal does not produce a lot of ash.

Charcoal briquettes contain high calories, which are around 6,700 to 7,100 kkal that can make the burning process quicker. Even though it can produce high heat, the fire of charcoal briquettes can be easily put out. This is why coco charcoal briquettes are the best choice for shisha smokers.

 Coco charcoal briquettes for shisha generally come in hexagonal and cube shapes. And the most popular sizes used are 22mm and 25mm.

The Production Process of Coconut Charcoal Briquettes

Here are the making process of coconut charcoal briquettes:

  • coconut shells are crushed into powder by using a disk mill or ball crusher.
  • The coconut shell powder is then mixed with tapioca, a maximum of 3% of the weight of the raw charcoal. The mixing process uses a mixer machine until all the ingredients are perfectly blended.
  • Once all the ingredients are perfectly mixed, you need to add a bit of water to make the dough. Then, pour the dough into the molding and blending machine to further strengthen the mixture.
  • After that, the dough is ready to be molded by using an extruded mold according to production needs.
  • The molded briquettes will be dried in order to reduce the water content before being put into the drying oven.
  • After reaching a certain dryness, the coconut briquettes are put into the oven to achieve maximum dryness at a moisture content of up to 6% for approximately 20 hours.
  • Then, the coconut briquettes are ready to be marketed.

Benefits of Shisha Charcoal

If you love smoking shisha but hate the smoke smell, you surely need to try shisha charcoal. Here are the benefits of using coco charcoal briquettes for shisha.

  • Smoking shisha with coconut charcoal briquettes will not produce smoke and sparks when you use it properly. This is why such shisha is suitable for indoor use where smoke and sparks can be dangerous.
  • Smoking shisha with coco charcoal briquettes will last longer. Compared to other types of charcoal, coconut charcoal briquettes have a higher density, So, they burn for a longer time.

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