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Nifty sifter gizmo - Lookout LR!

chucklschuckls Posts: 399
edited 3:34PM in EggHead Forum
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<p />Just kidding Lawn Ranger![p]I made this nifty gizmo to sift through my used lump when reloading my egg. As I scoop out used lump, I sift over a garbage pail letting the ash and small lump pieces fall through. I then dump the sifted lump into a bucket to use during reloading. It's more efficient than stirring my lump in the bottom of the egg trying to get it to fall through the grate, where I have to scoop it out through the vent anyway.[p]Oh, and BTW, Broncos vs. Chiefs tonight - Go Broncos![p]Chuck

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    chuckls,
    you painted it RED!
    the BGE gods will smite you, be careful.[p]

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • chuckls,
    How did I miss that one??? There goes Marina's college education. [p]Great idea, Man![p]Mike

  • Jose'Jose' Posts: 48
    stike,
    Been thinkin. Why does not someone make an expanded metal basket that sits in the bottom of the egg. Just lift ouy and shake then return.
    Jose'

  • Mortar board for an egghead. [p]Paint that thing green!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,817
    chuckls,
    fancy looking sifter there, dude! I was trying to see what part of a Corvette you made that from!!!
    I actually use a more simple approach - a few quick stirs with my Lawn Ranger grill lifter and the used lump is ready to go. OTOH I have a simple piece of 1/2" hardware cloth - about a 2 x 3 piece - which I merely put on the ground and pour my lump when the bag is getting down low. A couple quick shakes and the dust and tiny pieces fall thru. I then pour the rest back into my coal bucket. (For those younger folk a coal bucket is an ideal item for a BGE. It is oval in shape and one side is higher like a snout so you can easily pour your lump in vs throwing it in. Antiques are available but hey I bought a brand new galvanized one at a local seed store for 12 bucks and I'll never use anything but the coal bucket.

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • PapaQPapaQ Posts: 170
    chuckls,[p]I like your idea. Another idea is that if you have a restaurant supply store in your area, you can buy a Chinese wok scoop. There are various sizes, and I bought one that is about five inches in diameter. I use it to scoop thru all the old lump. It lifts the useable chunks out and lets the ash and little stuff fall to the bottom. I dump the good chunks in a bucket, clean out the remnants, toss the old stuff back in, and I'm good to go.[p]Paul
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Jose',
    Good point.[p]I stir and stir like a freak grinding the ash and little bits thru the fire grate.[p]...also, i was thinking of making a basket for the large which would hold the lump up higher, closer to the grill, for searing steaks, etc.[p]I wonder if the radiant heat of the lump at 800 degrees matters much if it's closer to the meat or down low...[p]but it seemed that getting the lump up closer might save lump and give a great sear

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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