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Stack or Dump lump?

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  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I have always been a fan of placement. Even on the Weber as I cooked indirect 90% of the time. A little messy but well worth it.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
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  • someone have a pic of an ideal stack :\">

    Claremont, CA - XL BGE with adj rig & woo2

  • I don't stack neatly either. I only stack to control the size of the pieces that go in.
    someone have a pic of an ideal stack :\">
    This is what mine looks like. Certainly not saying it's perfect, but I sleep good at night. I know there are huge chunks in there, but I prefer sleep over nitpicking over airflow issues



  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    someone have a pic of an ideal stack :\">
    how's this: 
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    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,008
    I have never had an airflow issue with the XL.  However, since I found a big piece of rubber in my RO, I dump the bag out onto newspaper and sort through it to ensure only charcoal is going into my egg.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I found a piece of a steel band in my BGE lump bag on my first light.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
  • EggucatedEggucated Posts: 212
    edited May 2012
    Centex, please tell me that stack is a small or mini. Those chunks of lump look like logs!

    On a side note, I spent a couple of years at Robert Gray AAF on south Ft Hood. (94-96)
    Thanks, Mike "Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one will believe it."
  • Nope. That is my large and Best of The West lump right out of the bag. every bag is full of those pieces.

  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394
    Dump and light...never had an issue for low and slow's - but I follow all the normal egg-rules for lighting a good fire.  Clean ashes - filled to proper level - good quality lump...etc

  • jerrypjerryp Posts: 226
    dumper as well
  • DIXIEDOGDIXIEDOG Posts: 109
    I try to keep some huge pieces of wood aside for stacking on the bottom....it allows good air flow even when you drop smaller pieces on top.  After I stack a good layer of large pieces in the bottom of the firebox I dump the rest on top to fill the box up.


    I've found that if I over stuff my firebox (I load it right up to the fire ring) for a good low n' slow smoke...the extra lump limits the airflow and keeps the temps lower......for high temp burns I stack far less lump to allow more airflow.   If I just fill the firebox it's hard to keep the temps in the 210-225 range I like to smoke at, a lot of guys say it's a waste to go less than 250-300 but it's how I like to do it so that's what I do.  
  • billybonbillybon Posts: 199
    I like the BBQ Guru Turbo Grate. With a Turbo Grate, meticulous stacking is not necessary.
  • I like the BBQ Guru Turbo Grate. With a Turbo Grate, meticulous stacking is not necessary.
    It's not necessary with any grate but until peeps are up to speed, it helps. I'm a fan of the hi q, just sayin you can do everything you want on an egg with stock equip.

  • eggoeggo Posts: 441
    I have never had an airflow issue with the XL.  However, since I found a big piece of rubber in my RO, I dump the bag out onto newspaper and sort through it to ensure only charcoal is going into my egg.
    This is why I don't dump. I can't even imagine what rubber would do to some good meats.
    Eggo in N. MS
  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 206
    I clean out the ash and small chips, and pick out big new pieces from the bag to place on the bottom.  Then i dump on top of the big pieces.  I get a hot fire (pizza hot) pretty quickly with this method.
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