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How long does your lump last?

TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 207
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
About how many cooks can you get from a 20 lb bag of BGE lump?

Monteagle, TN

one large and one small


  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,563

    I bought 20 8.8 bags of RO on April 12th.  I have 5 left, and have cooked on an XL and a Lge at least once a day for (scratches head) 69 days. 

    That is 1.9 pounds a day, or close to 10 days per 20 pound bag.

    Now, let me tell you about train A leaves the station traveling at 15 MPH, train B leaves the same station 1 hour later, and is traveling at 25 miles per hour............

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,239
    Depends on how long you cook and at what temp. At 250 is will last a lot longer than 650. But 650 are generally for shorter cooks. So it kinda depends.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,770
    On average, I expect to use a little more than 1 pound of lump per cook, no matter what the lump.

    But its a pretty meaningless average. If I pre-heat a platesetter and pizza stone to 450F to bake bread, most of a full fire box of lump will be gone after i cook a single loaf. If I'm cooking at 250, I'd expect the same amount to cook some ribs, followed by some chicken, followed by some hot dogs.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,596

    As mentioned above-too many variables to even venture a guess.  Kinda like, how much gas/electric does your stove use in a week?  If the concern is running out of lump, stock a reserve.  I posted a topic a while ago trying to figure out the most cost effective burn rate/Lb lump/$ spent.  Too hard to quantify other than a high $ quick burn is about the worst you could buy.  But perhaps someone has kept their data and that is better than speculation.


    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Does anyone find the lump reducer ring or angle brackets from CGS really help when cooking on an XL BGE. I am seriously contemplating purchasing both of them. 
  • SantanaSantana Posts: 58
    I'm not sure but I've heard that if it lasts over 4 hours, I should call my doctor.

  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    lol yie daft arse.
  • lol yie daft arse.

    aye Jimmie
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,563
    Does anyone find the lump reducer ring or angle brackets from CGS really help when cooking on an XL BGE. I am seriously contemplating purchasing both of them. 
    I cook frequently with the Angl-Z so half the XL is direct and indirect.  I also use a ring, but I won't attest to the fact that it actually saves any lump.
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    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • MudholeMudhole Posts: 26
    Depending on cook temps and times, I average an 8.8lb bag of RO, 5-7 days, I cook at least once a day(dinner).
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I have been using the XL a lot which is great.  I go through a lot less lump than I did charcoal on the Weber, that I know.  It seems the BGE is much more efficient and the family loves the food off of it. :)
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
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  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Thanks doc, my lump seems to be burning real quick these days, and I have tried a few different brands, I am wondering if it is because my gasket is fried and there is oxygen seeping into the egg even after I shut her down, I am also still contemplating putting a gasket in the ceramic cap, if I could only snuff the fire out quicker I think my lump would last longer. Hehe.sorry couldn't help laugh there.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,563
    Gaskets on both mine have been toast for a long time.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • tyenic1tyenic1 Posts: 150
    If your lump last longer than 4 hours then you should consulte your physician! ;))
  • teddygteddyg Posts: 4
    Until the swelling goes down.....
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