Binchotan is a Japanese charcoal made from hardwood using a special process yielding a very dense, hot and long-burning form of charcoal.
It is difficult to light, but once it is going it will burn for 3-5 hours and can be stopped by cutting off the oxygen and restarted again.
Some new binchotan
Binchotan sticks out of my starter chimney
The chimney only heats the lower half easily
Flipped the longer binchotan and lit the bottoms
Binchotan lighting up hot side of grill
Kamitosa White Binchotan