Konro and BBQ

Which Binchotan Grade is Right for Me? Naoto's Guide to Binchotan Types

Which Binchotan Grade is Right for Me? Naoto's Guide to Binchotan Types

by Naoto Fujimoto April 01, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

If you’ve met me, you know I love cooking over charcoal. Japanese charcoal, called binchotan, is prized for its amazing quality and cooking properties. Because binchotan is made from natural materials and is crafted by experts, there are different grades available. Your specific application and budget will dictate which grade...
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Konro Comparison Guide: Find your grill!

Konro Comparison Guide: Find your grill!

by Mason Hastie June 13, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Cooking over fire; the ancient tradition that gave Homo sapiens a jump-start. It’s still a ritual many of us practice in our own backyard every weekend. Thousands of years of evolution and ingenuity has yielded the ultimate way to cook over flame, Japanese Konro Grills. The Konro grill is highly...
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How to use your Konro Grill

How to use your Konro Grill

by Owen Whitinger June 12, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

  You've just taken home your new fancy Konro grill! You're well on your way to the joy of backyard yakitori, and other grilled treats. You dig out the instructions and your heart sinks as you realize that it’s all in Japanese. That is, if you're anything like me and...
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Binchotan Charcoal: How it's made and why it's Awesome

Binchotan Charcoal: How it's made and why it's Awesome

by Naoto Fujimoto September 28, 2018 5 min read 0 Comments

Mike covered most of the basics about the binchotan charcoal in this blog here. This blog goes much deeper into detail, its for the BinchoNerd's among us. This article covers how binchotan is made and where it comes from, check out our guide to binchotan grades if you want to learn...
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Konro Japanese Grilling the Art of Yakitori by Chef Michael Allemeier

Konro Japanese Grilling the Art of Yakitori by Chef Michael Allemeier

by Guest Post August 02, 2018 6 min read 0 Comments

We asked Calgary chef and educator Michael Allemeier if he could share his love of the Konro Grill after seeing his posts on Instagram! It’s no secret that I love cooking outdoors employing various types of fuel and equipment. Currently, in my garden I have an impressive selection of outdoor cooking devices. It’s a brigade of grills, smokers,...
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Get to know your Fire Starter: Bincho Basics

Get to know your Fire Starter: Bincho Basics

by Mike Wrinch June 28, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments

What is this Binchotan you speak of? Charcoal made from Japanese oak is called Binchotan, they take this hardwood and pyrolyze it (use intense heat to convert most of the wood into carbon) like other charcoal. The process used in Japan has been refined and improved to get a much...
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Throw another Yakitori on the Konro BBQ!

Throw another Yakitori on the Konro BBQ!

by Mason Hastie August 09, 2017 4 min read 0 Comments

In Tokyo, there is a narrow alley famous for its yakitori stalls. Omoide Yokocho, or Memory Lane, is jammed with stall after stall of smoking troughs full of charcoal and grilled meats. Crowded around each shop are people chugging beer or sipping chu-high, a highball made with delicious shochu, and...
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