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Patented in 1897 by Ellsworth Zwoyer, the briquette really took off when, in the 1920s, Henry Ford, in collaboration with Thomas Edison and EB Kingsford, made lots of them from sawdust and wood scraps from Ford’s Detroit auto plants. Cars bodies were made with a lot of wood in those days. So Ford not only brought the world affordable cars, he created an industry that made backyard barbecue easy.
Briquettes typically produce more ash than hardwood lump since they contain more non-combustible materials. Some cooks complain about these additives, but there’s a lot to be said for a fuel source that is rock solid consistent from bag to bag. There are too many variables in outdoor cooking, and having a reliable steady heat source is crucial.