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Does anyone actually sort their Lump?

BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
edited 9:56PM in EggHead Forum
Gotta say how impressed I am with the Naked Whiz and his thorough Charcoal lump tests. But I'm curious after reading some posts, does anyone sort their lump?
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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    When I was but a wee lad (okay a newbie) I sorted lump for about a year. Then Fidel came over one day and saw the bins and said "what the *%^*&$*%$"
    in a kind and gentle way that he has.. B) ;) :)
    and I am proud to say I have been a lump dumper ever since.... :cheer: :lol: :silly:
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  • Into 2 bins - Large pieces, all the rest. Helps me when I build the low and slow fires.Egg geek I guess.
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  • BB,
    I am a lump dumper unless I am building a low & slow fire (overnight butt cook), then I will spread a kitchen garbage bag on my outdoor counter, dump out a bag of lump and sort before building the fire.

    Normally, just stir out the ashes, move the used lump around evenly, light with my MAPP torch, then dump fresh lump on top once the old is burning good. Works great for me. :)
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,209
    He does have that way about him. :laugh: I'm safe though... another lump dumper here.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    The very reason I own a wiggle rod. I dump my lump in the egg then light with a mapp torch. I then take my wiggle rod and poke up from the bottom through the lump grate it helps the air flow. Works great for me. Tim ;)
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  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 878
    Not me. But you'd be surprised the lengths some will go to make Egging a whole lot harder than it really is :)
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  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Gandolf wrote:
    Not me. But you'd be surprised the lengths some will go to make Egging a whole lot harder than it really is :)

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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  • beerguybeerguy Posts: 104
    Nope. I dump it right from the bag into the BGE. I take a few of the largest pieces that come out and place them at the bottom of the pile.
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  • When I load the Med., I will pull out the large pc. into a special bucket and save them for a very long cook on the lg. Other than that I'am just a dumper. :)
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    he doesn't sort for any other reason than to determine how much of a bag is chips and powder.

    no one, except the anal retentive, would actually sort lump :laugh:

    if i have nothing better to do when setting up for lo and slo, i might place bigger chunks on the bottom, but i mostly dump from the bag.

    if i know i am doing a hot fast cook (like when we go tailgating), i'll bring a new bag, because the biggest chunks will almost always be on top, and they make for a hotter/quicker fire
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • bennybenny Posts: 109
    i break up big pieces, snap it in my hands as i fill up the egg
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,982
    i like to sort it by color. just dump and stir
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  • With all the "butt" talk on this forum I suspect there are a lot of "anal retentives" lurking.
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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,292
    I used to sort my lump, but I got really annoyed at how long it took to get ready to cook something. Then I got a wiggle rod and stopped sorting. My fires are better now then the ever were.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    I do but only when prepping for an overnight cook. The rest of the time I don't bother.
    Knoxville, TN
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,276
    Fishlessman said: i like to sort it by color. just dump and stir ........
    I find myself in THAT camp :laugh:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Lump dumper here as well. Although, truth be told, I used be a sorter. It would take me as long to build the pile of charcoal as it would to cook the butt! But, I found it quite therapeutic. Had an epiphany one day and said what am I doing?! :blink:

    Been stirring and dumping ever since.
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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    YOU RANG???? I heard something about Butts. :silly: They always bring me out of the woodwork. :woohoo:

    Then again there's something to be said for loins too. :whistle:

    Cheers,
    Bordello
    On the hunt again.
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,743
    I just dump, even for a low & slow. Never had a problem.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    While I have never sorted I have now and then picked a few large pieces if they were at the top of the lump in the bag and I had cleaned out the egg for a low and slow.

    If no large pieces at the top of the bag I just dump till I get close to the bottom then I'm careful not to dump all the dust in with the lump.

    Regards,
    Bordello
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  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    used to sort based on the elder ward method...then I read this forum and became a rump, ah I mean dump man.
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  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    I leave the bag outside on the lower level of my table. Sometimes it's covered, sometimes not. I pick up said bag and dump whatever comes out into the EGG. Sometimes it's had a bit of water, usually not. I put the lighting stuff in and prop a few of the larger pieces (I don't go digging) up on top of the lighter cubes. Leave it for a few minutes. Come back. Cook.

    No sorting at all. For longer cooks I add more lump. Never had an issue. Works great.
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  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,906
    WGlump2.jpg

    Of course the mini was the stage and the lump was from a bag of Wicked Good. There were three pieces like this one from the same bag.
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  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    fishlessman wrote:
    i like to sort it by color. just dump and stir

    Awesome!!! :laugh:
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  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    Sundown wrote:
    Of course the mini was the stage and the lump was from a bag of Wicked Good. There were three pieces like this one from the same bag.

    Too bad it's sold by weight and not by volume. No space filling dust there! :woohoo:
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,376
    When I am doing low and slow I pick out some big pieces and place on the bottom, then dump. When I reach the end of the bag I will dump it in another bin and pick out what is useable and then dump the gravel and dust over my deck. In another year or so I will have that sink hole under my deck filled in.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • Never seen a piece of lump that big. Don't think i'd want to get one that big in a bag.
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  • The only sorting I do, is takingout hte pieces that are not fully carbonized and throw them in the woods.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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  • I do as well. used to do it only when I was doing a low n slow but now with the addition of my small I do put the smaller in a bin and use that on the Small.
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Not with Wicked Good you're not. :laugh: I have to beat them with the claw end of a hammer.
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