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Topic: Ceramic and Flavored Briquettes
Subject: Ceramic Briquettes
There is a wide difference in the prices for ceramic briquettes. What should I look for when buying them. And what are flavored briquets?
Ceramic briquettes only serve as heat sinks. They store up heat while the grill is heating up and radiate it out when the meat is put on. Ordinary fire bricks, scrap metal, etc, would work as well. I'd consider their relative values at cost per pound.
Hickory Specialties, among others, makes a lava type briquette which has had liquid smoke introduced. They give off a smoke type flavor over a finite period.