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Lump for fire

Anyone use lump to get a fire going for a burn pit?
XL bge, Mini max & 36 BS Griddle.


  • I would use cheap briquettes before I would waste my good lump but it would work.
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,688
    Thought that was what kerosene was for.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Usually just use cardboard


  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,019

    I do.....and in my wood stove insert.  It really accelerates the fire.  Normally is takes an hour or two for the fan to kick on, but if I start with a few pounds of charcoal, it will kick on in 30 minutes.

    At home, I save all the fines and dust from the bottom of the bags in a 5 gallon Home Depot bucket with a lid, then use a couple cups to help get the fire going.  Same goes for all the shreaded paper......good kindling. 

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