― "Macro of charcoal briquettes by ttstam, on Flickr"> ∙ Author Resource: Samson Muric. For more information on a charcoal briquette, go to http://www.igniteproducts.co.zaArticle provided by - Published-Articles.com ∙ Every South African loves to braai. Some of us use charcoal, others use coal. Both works equally well, but what is a charcoal briquette created from? ∙ A charcoal briquette is made from a combination of coal and wood. The wood is first charred, or burned slowly [...].