This B&B Charcoal product is a variation on a briquette, where the charcoal is extruded into a hollow log shape that burns similar to the square counterpart. They are proving to be very popular among many live fire and grilling pit masters. This can be attributed to the longer, cleaner and hotter burn which they provide. This helps to keep a nice bed of coals as you add other woods as compliment flavors, if you choose.