Increase Grilling Flavor By Making Your Own Charcoal
The use of charcoal from apple, mesquite or other hardwoods can cause a more intense taste that is not achieved with pre-made briquettes. Making your own charcoal is easy and cost-effective; Definitely worth your time if you have free access to the appropriate wood.
The idea is quite simple: put pieces of hardwood (avoid conifers like pine or spruce) with a grill or other container (such as a steel bucket) that can withstand high temperatures and be sealed to allow the wood to heat up in An oxygen free. The limitation of oxygen will ensure that charcoal instead of burns.
Once you have added it to your wooden-metal vessel and lit it on fire, you should wait a few minutes to make sure the fire is well lit. Then carefully place the lid over the vessel, preferably using tongs to avoid burning the hands. If the container is not airtight, you will see columns of smoke escaping to one or more edges between the container and the lid. The best solution is to seal the hole with moist soil. After connecting the air leaks, wait until the tray is cool to the touch and remove your charcoal for later use.