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SlowWwood Premium Braai/BBQ wood

SlowWwood is born out of love for the braai (BBQ), fireplace and wood. Because the men behind SlowWwood grew up in South Africa, Braaien (to BBQ) is part of their culture. Braaien is what Dutch people know as BBQ and what they often do on charcoal. With the braai, you make a fire with dense hardwoods and you burn the wood till you have your own coals. Coals made from SlowWwood premium braai/BBQ wood keeps their heat for 2 to 3 times longer than European hard woods (oak, beech, ash) and gives a beautiful long glowing coal. Because it has been dried under the African sun, it will burn easy and with little smoke.

It also gives a wonderful flavor to the meat. In South Africa they put large pieces of meat on the braai and let them grill slowly. This in contrast to the sausage and satay sticks as Dutch people often put on the charcoal. Braaien is a form of slow food; you take time. Indeed, braaien is not only about food, but also about the whole experience around it. It is seen as a social occasion, you enjoy the food and each other’s company, something that is part of the South African culture.

SlowWwood works together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in Namibia and only invader species are utilized for braaiwood, hence it helps making ground available for agricultural usage. It also helps the generally poor local population to earn some money.

To summarize the benefits of SlowWwood Premium Braai/BBQ WOOD :
  • delicious smell (bush field) and minimal smoke
  • naturally dried in the African sun. <10% moisture
  • (in comparison: European hardwood species are often offered at 30 to 35% moisture)
  • it hold its heat 2 to 3 times longer than European hardwood and is therefore much more economical in use
  • you will have coals for grilling for 2 to 3 hours and heat for 5 to 6 hours.
  • gives nice big pieces of coal with a lot of heat. Ideal for grilling and monitoring the temperature
  • 60% cheaper to use than European hardwood
  • Supports the local population in South Africa


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