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5 Tips to improve your charcoal briquette hardness!

There are several factors that can affect the quality of charcoal briquettes in terms of hardness, such as the raw materials, the briquetting process, and the curing process. In this article, we will share to you several tips to help you make charcoal briquettes that are less likely to crack!

Illustration of charcoal briquette easy to break
Easy to break illustration

1. Use high-quality raw materials

The type and quality of the raw materials used to make the charcoal briquettes can have a big impact on the final product. Use high-quality coconuts shell, type of hardwood or sawdust, and mix it with a binding agent, such as starch or molasses, to help the briquettes hold together.

High quality of sawdust material for sawdust charcoal briquette
Cocologi high quality of sawdust material

2. Use the right amount of binder

Adding too much or too little binder can affect the quality of the briquettes. Use the recommended amount of binder based on the type and quality of the raw materials you are using.

3.Use the right amount of pressure

Applying too much or too little pressure during the briquetting process can also affect the quality of the briquettes. During this molding process, apply insufficient pressure would cause charcoal briquette lighter but also easier to break. Which leads to the hardness quality decrease.

Coconut charcoal briquette after molding process
Illustration of charcoal briquette after molding process

4. Properly cure the briquettes

After the briquettes are formed, they need to be properly cured to harden and dry them. If the briquettes are not properly cured, they can crack and break more easily. Cure the briquettes in a dry, well-ventilated area for at least 3-7 days, or until they are completely dry and hard. 5. Store the briquettes properly


Once the briquettes are cured, they should be stored in a dry place to prevent them from absorbing moisture, which can cause them to crack and break more easily.


By following these tips, you can make charcoal briquettes that are less likely to crack and break, resulting in a more consistent and high-quality product.



Keywords: Charcoal briquette hardness, charcoal briquette quality, sawdust charcoal briquette, coconut charcoal briquette


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