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Little Leftover Lumps?

TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 267
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
I've cleaned out my egg a few times and always come up with a bucket load of small (smaller than a golf ball) pieces of lump.  Is there any useful purpose for this stuff?

Monteagle, TN

one large and one small


  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    I mix it in during the next cook.
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    I just put it on top of the new lump. 
  • AirwolfAirwolf Posts: 76
    I never sort my lump after a cook..... I tend to mound the 'used' lump up to the side, put my new lump in the center then place some of the old lump on the new lump.
  • PorkrindPorkrind Posts: 14
    I throw the decent pieces on top of the new lump. I throw the dust in the garden.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,879
    edited July 2012
    Keep it simple.  Shake the ash off the old lump, then dump new lump on top and light using your favorite method.  I do this every time I light the egg.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • After my cooks I add fresh lump If needed, then stir it all together. Works great. No reason the old lump won't work well.
  • Rich_ieRich_ie Posts: 268
    Another plus is you get a little smoke flavor from the past cooks.
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