Three Kings Premium Charcoal Tablets
Charcoal Tablets for Resin Incense
Three Kings’ Quick Light charcoal is disc-shaped measuring 40 mm in diameter. The tabs can be used for burning incense and ignite much quicker than other charcoal tabs on the market. This makes them highly convenient and easy to use. Each tablet has a burn time of around an hour. Each packet contains 10 tabs.
The tabs are made of 100% European beech wood and are odorless. They have a smooth, long and even burn, and produce very little ash – offering a consistent quality level.
Make sure to store the charcoal tabs in a dry place.
CHARCOAL BURNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR INCENSE
Charcoal may be burned in a cast iron cauldron, specialised censer (usually brass or metal, but sometimes stone etc), or simply in a heatproof bowl filled with sand or earth which will help dissipate the heat. Whichever burner you use, you must ensure that you take all care to ensure children or pets cannot access it while burning as the charcoal burns red hot, and both the charcoal and the burner may be hot enough to burn the skin if touched.
Lighting a Charcoal Tablet:
Charcoal tablets need a steady flame for about a minute to light easily. You can either place the tablet (indented side up) in your cauldron/burner and use a long-handled refillable BBQ lighter to light, or otherwise use tongs to hold the tablet over a candle flame, or place it between tongs and place over a gas burner on the stove.
It is helpful to light one side/edge first, and then once it has a good start do the same on the opposite side for a good, even burn. After your edges are alight and the sparks have started continuously dancing over the top of the disk, leave for a few minutes until the entire disk glows red (much like a bbq heat bead), then it's ready to use. Any quick-lite charcoal may give off a faint scent during the lighting process, which will dissipate once the charcoal is completely alight.
Burning your resin:
Carefully add a SMALL AMOUNT of your resin incense to the indentation on the top of the tablet, a few pellets at a time. The resin will heat up or melt, releasing the aromatic smoke. Top up as necessary - resin incense is very strong and it doesn't take much to scent a room.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE FOR METAL CENSERS:
Allow the ash to cool before disposing. We cannot stress enough just how hot charcoal tablets get during use, as well as the metal of the censer... DO NOT use them around children or pets, always ensure they are on a very stable surface that cannot be bumped, and take all care to avoid contact with the censer as well as the charcoal, to avoid the possibility of burns. NEVER leave burning charcoal unattended. Using tongs or tweezers whenever handling charcoal or adding resin pellets is the safest way to avoid contact with the hot surfaces.
You must NOT use water with a metal burner to extinguish your charcoal. Metal expands when hot and contracts when cold: if a very hot metal censer or screen has water put on it (even hot water) it will cause a sudden shrinkage of the metal which may result in irreparable damage to your burner (eg the wires to snap or the metal to crack). Do not use water in your censer, or put it under a tap to put your charcoal out - we instead recommend allowing the tablet to go out naturally and turn to ash, then dispose of the ash once cooled. We are not able to replace damaged burners that show evidence of being used incorrectly.
Hints and Tips:
* Always store your charcoal disks in an airtight bag after opening to maintain freshness or they may become difficult to light - a small ziplock bag is great.
* If you can find some, try using a small square of natural mica as a burning platform between the lit charcoal and the resin to naturally & evenly disperse the heat.
* Never use TOO much resin as you may be overwhelmed by the smoke! A small pinch of resin is usually enough to scent a room.