Birch charcoal really is a thing of beauty.
It has a mirror-like finish, with growth rings hardly visible. It’s a very dense charcoal that will have hardly any shakes, so the burning quality is great.
Responds really well to changes in air flow for controlling cooking temperature.
Birch has a subtle sweet, but kind of minerally flavour profile. Really works with grazing animals, we can’t help feeling sad if someone grills lamb with anything else…