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Intro and Lump Question

Hey Everyone!

I'm a long time lurker and figured it was time to introduce myself. 

I joined the cult I mean got my LBGE :-) last August, but before that, part of my research included reading everyone's comments here.  I don't usually post a lot online and I hate to be 'that guy' who asks a question that's already been asked a few times, but most everyone's been really nice.

Anyway, I finally joined a couple of weeks ago to jump on the Grill Extender group buy, but since it took a while to get approved, I was able to order/pay before I could even post, so this is my first post.

I do have a question - one of my early accessories was the High-Q grate because I was having issues getting a good fire started. Now that I've gotten much better about getting a good fire, I wonder if I actually 'need' the high Q because I worry about the smaller lump pieces falling through. From research in the forums, I've seen some say that they just add the small lump back. I worry about blocking air flow with too much small lump. Am I overthinking this?

-David

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LBGE, HighQ, Platesetter, Maverick ET-732 (sadly no Thermapen, yet)

Comments

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I use RO lump, have always just dumped the lump straight out of the bag - never had a problem getting a good fire started.  Get a few stones now and then.  I use the factory supplied cast grate.  Never had a fire go out.. 
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,523
    Using the original grate, only had a fire go out once, during an overnight very low and slo, 225 dome. Have done 24 hour 250 dome with no issue. Don't worry about it anymore as I now do Turbo. Using RO, WGWW or BGE lump. Have now switched to almost exclusive RO (Wegmans). Bought 6 bags yesterday.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,029
    Yes you are. Have them on all three Eggs and will not remove or own any Egg without one.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Thanks for the feedback.  I'll try just dumping the lump on my High Q and see how that goes.  I've been hand picking the pieces so far, but I'm going to let loose next time. :-)

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    LBGE, HighQ, Platesetter, Maverick ET-732 (sadly no Thermapen, yet)
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Welcome to the lifestyle @tx_dreamer (from Texas I assume?)

    Don't worry about posting questions that have been asked before. While it's always a good idea to search and read previous posts on any particular topic most of us don't mind answering the same question again... it gives us a chance to demonstrate how smart we are! 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    Welcome. Where are you located?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • dajogejrdajogejr Posts: 12
    I tap and shake the bag just a little to let some of the smaller particles settle to the bottom, but I dont hand pick lump.  I end up giving the bottom 1/4 to 1/8 of the bag to my neighbor for his bon fire pit....
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,623
    I dump, shake the bag and then lick the inside of the bag. Ozark Oak
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • finsterfinster Posts: 136
    I have the stock grate but dump bags into a bin.  Big pieces on the bottom to prevent blockage and put old lump on top.
    MBGE in Charleston

  • I've got my lump in a container for now so I have to hand pick it, but when I'm out of that batch, I'm going to try dumping it to see what happens.

    @henapple, I'm in the DFW area (Keller, specifically). I'm a big central market fan, but missed the Brazil fest last month and keep reading about the cool Brazilian cuts of meat that were available for cooking.

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    LBGE, HighQ, Platesetter, Maverick ET-732 (sadly no Thermapen, yet)
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