Re: Home made charcoal out of coconut?
Pine has loads of resins. Ever stand next to a pine fire? Nasty stuff. Unless you have a kiln to properly prepare the charcoal, there will be resins left, and that stuff is bad news.
Additionally, some hardwoods are virulently toxic (Cocobolo springs to mind, although I don't see why anyone would ever use cocobolo for hookah charcoal.). My point is, if you don't know what it is, what's in it, and what temperature it needs to be baked at for what time, you're putting yourself in a risky position.
I don't know about you, but having a smoke ain't worth that kind of risk to me. I'll let the professionals make my coals. Thanks.
Darth Coyote, Executor of EGOB and the Black Leaf Brotherhood.