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Moisture In Lump

BunkyRubBunkyRub Posts: 52
edited 12:20AM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone experienced excessive moisture in their lump due to rain, humidity, etc? I keep my lump in a Rubbermaid type of container with a lid that I think seals fairly well. We have had several days of rain and upon trying to light it, it was very slow/hard to start and snapped and popped a lot as it was getting started. It took about three times longer than normal to really get going. I assume this was due to moisture in the lump. Naked Whiz, as lump expert in residence, any thoughts on this?


  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    BunkyRub,[p]I've kept my lump in the same type of container you have for 5 years and I've never had any problem with moisture. I did leave a bag of Ozark Oak out one day last summer when we had one of those summer downpours and there must have been 4 inches of rainwater in the bottom of the bag. Dumped the water out spread it all out and let the lump lay in the sun for a few days and it was fine.
    Really can't help you except to say, if it weren't for Rubbermaid most every Egger I know would be dragging lump out of the house or shed every time they cooked.

  • BunkyRub,
    Sounds like you have a load of mesquite that you didn't know about. I doubt moisture would make lump spark when you tried to start it, if the lump otherwise wouldn't spark much. [p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
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