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Charcoal question

CdnQerCdnQer Posts: 23
edited 11:43PM in EggHead Forum
A buddy of mine who hasn't converted yet to the BGE (but at least he cooks with charcoal - briquettes though)was asking me about lump charcoal.

I extolled the benefits over briquettes, but then I got thinking. In the BGE, we can control how much air gets to the lump, but in a "traditional" charcoal BBQ, you have no control over this.

My question is, if he uses lump instead of briquettes, wouldn't it get to lava temperatures pretty quick with unrestricted airflow, and if so, would this melt his metal BBQ? He told me he heard that briquettes don't burn as hot as lump charcoal.

Any thoughts?

Erik

Comments

  • Well, if it melts, he'll have to buy an egg!
  • RollocksRollocks Posts: 570
    If your friend has a Weber he can control air flow. In fact he can get a BBQguru for it
  • RollocksRollocks Posts: 570
    If your friend has a Weber he can control air flow. In fact he can get a BBQguru for it
  • RollocksRollocks Posts: 570
    If your friend has a Weber he can control air flow. In fact he can get a BBQguru for it
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