Grilled corncobs

Greater perfection:
thanks to Dauerbrenner briquettes.

You can view our cinematic lighting instructions on enjoying the perfect grilling experience here. We also provide a few tips on various grilling methods and fuels. 

Light your fire:
grilling with barbecue
briquettes + a chimney starter.

Number 1 with a smoking grill next to it

Pro grillers need three things: a barbecue lighter, barbecue briquettes and a chimney starter

Place the barbecue lighter (for example, two to three firelighter cubes) onto the barbecue grid and light it on fire.

Fill the Dauerbrenner barbecue briquettes into the chimney starter.

Place the chimney starter directly above the barbecue lighter.

Number 2 with a burning grill next to it

Make time for the essentials – family, friends, a drink...

Allow the barbecue briquettes to heat up for 30 minutes.

No need to fan, to blow or stand guard.

Number 3 with a burning grill

Now your barbecue can really get started!

After about 30 minutes, the barbecue briquettes will have fully heated through and will be covered with a layer of grey ash.

Carefully shake the barbecue briquettes out onto the barbecue grid.

Now you can enjoy four hours’ worth of grilling. 

Direct or indirect?

We’ll explain the difference!

Direct or indirect? Kettle grill, classic grill or Dutch oven? With or without a cover? Here you can find the key information about the various grilling methods at a glance. 

Direct grilling method
The food is placed on the grid, directly above the heat source. The barbecue briquettes are distributed evenly all across the grill. The high temperature causes a crust to form on the food.

Which grill?

Icon with an open grill

Classic, open grill without a lid

Swivel grill, grill cart

What kind of food?

Skewered vegetables Burger icon

Food that is only briefly grilled, such as steaks, cutlets, chicken, hamburgers, sausages or vegetables.

Indirect grilling method
Indirect grilling is similar to cooking. The food is cooked on a closed grill at medium temperature. The barbecue briquettes are placed at the edge of the grill. The food is not placed directly over the heat source, but rather next to it so that hot air surrounds the food from all sides instead of blowing on it directly.

Which grill?

Icon with a closed kettle grill

Closable grill with lid and ventilation slots

Kettle grill with lid

Dutch oven, cast-iron fire pot with lid

What kind of food?

Ribs Icon with a leg of meat

Large pieces of meat and poultry that need to be cooked for over 25 minutes.

People clinking glasses

A matter of preference

Wood charcoal or barbecue briquettes? 

Do you love relaxing evening barbecues? Do you have a weakness for quality food that takes a long time to grill? Or would you prefer to quickly grill up a few sausages? 

No matter whether you’re interested in a marathon or sprint, we’ll provide you with the key facts on material composition, lighting, burning duration and heat – in other words, inspiration for hosting your next barbecue. Test out the various options yourself and compare the properties of charcoal and barbecue briquettes.

Wood charcoal

A single piece of wood charcoal

Dauerbrenner briquettes

A single piece of Dauerbrenner briquette

Holzkohlebrikett

A single piece of wood charcoal briquette

Material composition

Carbonised wood

Material composition

Carbon concentrate

Material composition

Wood charcoal dust and small pieces of wood charcoal

Lighting process

Approx. 20 minutes, until the coal has been heated through.

Lighting process

Approx. 30 minutes with a chimney starter, until the coal has been heated through.

Lighting process

Approx. 30 minutes with a chimney starter, until the coal has been heated through.

Burning duration

Short burning duration (approx. one to two hours)

Burning duration

Very long burning duration due to the high density and high carbon content (approx. four hours)

Burning duration

Average-length burning duration (approx. two to three hours)

Heat

Unequal heating distribution on the grill since wood charcoal pieces vary in size

Heat

Briquette form ensures even, slow and controlled burning

Constant heat due to consistent quality of the carbon concentrate

Heat

Briquette form ensures even, slow and controlled burning

Vacillating heat due to mix of different wood substances (for instance, in the case of mixed types of wood)

Food

Suitable for fast, spontaneous grilling of sausages, fish and vegetables with a short cooking time

Food

Due to the longer burning length, particularly suited for high-quality food with a very long grilling time

Food

Suitable for high-quality food with a long cooking time

Grilling method

Ideal for direct grilling in open systems

Not suitable for closed systems, since charcoal can fall through the grid

Grilling method

Ideal for direct or indirect grilling

Particularly reliable, even for demanding grilling methods in closed systems

Grilling method

Suitable for direct and indirect grilling

Dauerbrenner briquettes

A single piece of Dauerbrenner briquette

Material composition

Carbon concentrate

Lighting process

Approx. 30 minutes with a chimney starter, until the coal has been heated through.

Burning duration

Very long burning duration due to the high density and high carbon content (approx. four hours)

Heat

Briquette form ensures even, slow and controlled burning

Constant heat due to consistent quality of the carbon concentrate

Food

Due to the longer burning length, particularly suited for high-quality food with a very long grilling time

Grilling method

Ideal for direct or indirect grilling

Particularly reliable, even for demanding grilling methods in closed systems

Wood charcoal

A single piece of wood charcoal

Material composition

Carbonised wood

Lighting process

Approx. 20 minutes, until the coal has been heated through.

Burning duration

Short burning duration (approx. one to two hours)

Heat

Unequal heating distribution on the grill since wood charcoal pieces vary in size

Food

Suitable for fast, spontaneous grilling of sausages, fish and vegetables with a short cooking time

Grilling method

Ideal for direct grilling in open systems

Not suitable for closed systems, since charcoal can fall through the grid

Holzkohlebrikett

A single piece of wood charcoal briquette

Material composition

Wood charcoal dust and small pieces of wood charcoal

Lighting process

Approx. 30 minutes with a chimney starter, until the coal has been heated through.

Burning duration

Average-length burning duration (approx. two to three hours)

Heat

Briquette form ensures even, slow and controlled burning

Vacillating heat due to mix of different wood substances (for instance, in the case of mixed types of wood)

Food

Suitable for high-quality food with a long cooking time

Grilling method

Suitable for direct and indirect grilling

Got any burning questions left?

Would you like to know more? You can find (virtually) all the answers in our FAQ section. 

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[Translate to english:] Kugelgrill steht in der Mitte

Direct or indirect? Kettle grill, classic grill or Dutch oven? With or without a cover? Here you can find the key information about the various grilling methods at a glance. 

Grilling tips

Convenient, fast, inexpensive – order Dauerbrenner barbecue briquettes online now, or purchase them in person from your local retailer.

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