Frequently Asked Questions
Question (Q): What is Lemon Nara Natural Charcoal make of? Is that from lemon wood?
Answer (A): Lemon Nara Natural Charcoal is made of coconut shell charcoal. The word "Lemon" is only the brand name to state the freshness of our product. Do you notice how many hookah coals with brand name "Coco" + "whatever" in the market now?
Q: Can I use Lemon Nara Natural Charcoal for barbecue grills?
A: Of course, Lemon Nara is made of all naturals ingredients so you can use it for BBQ. Just try it, and you will find a great result using Lemon Nara for BBQ.
Q: I just got some Lemon Nara coals and tried 2 of them out with the Vortex bowl (one on each side of the bowl) and wow..! I got great smoke, flavor, etc. However, as the coals burned, I wasn't quite sure how to avoid the ash falling into the bowl.
A: To avoid ash falling into the bowl, just make many tiny holes with a small pin, not toothpick (see the tips in making holes here). To remove ash layer, every 25 minutes or so, pick the charcoal with tong and drop them on the ashtray for a couple of times. Put them again on the foil, with the blacken sides are up, and all are okay until the end.
Q: I've found ash color from natural coconut coals varies from light grey to brownish, is this normal?
A: It's completely normal. Ash color highly depends on the type of minerals absorbed by the trees where the charcoal made of. If the trees absorbed much calcium, then you will find whitish color. This video explains what cause of various ash colors.
Q: What is the difference between natural and quick light charcoal?
A: Natural charcoal is made of all natural ingredients. Meanwhile, instant light or quick light charcoal has about 30% fire accelerator (oxidizer) such as saltpeter impregnated in it. Thus, instant light charcoal has only about 70% charcoal. Therefore, instant light charcoal has shorter duration comparing to natural charcoal like Lemon Nara.
Saltpeter (Potassium nitrate) is the major constituents of gunpowder, smoke bomb, fireworks and fertilizer. So, do you want to inhale hazardous material during smoking shisha?