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CHARCOAL STORAGE. What do you have?

I would like to be able to sort out the big chunks store my charcoal.  A water tight and pet proof container would be a plus.  I am sure some of you out there have spent more time thinking about this than I have.  What kind of solutions have your been satisfied with...
Thanks in advance.
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  • I have a plastic charcoal container. Works pretty good
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  • I use a rubber maid storage bin, nothing fancy but it works.

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  • An old 22" Weber kettle makes a good lump sorter, dump in and let the cooking grate sift the dust and small stuff out.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • bboulierbboulier Posts: 349
    I just keep it in bags in the shed, but I like the idea of dumping it into a rubber maid bin.  Would be easier to handle and would be stackable with other stored items. 
    Weber Kettle, Weber Genesis Silver B, Medium Egg, KJ Classic (Black)
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  • I ended up buying a tote made by kings ford. It holds 22 lbs. of lump and is weather proof. It has a handle so all you do is open lid grab handle and dump. I often grab the large chunks as they come out and keep them for longer cooks. But I am not as fussy as I used to be about my fires. It is nice to have a nice stash of larger lump for sure.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,920
    dump and burn. if filling the mini, when I come across larger chunks, I toss them in the large.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Have never sorted my lump.  Knock the ash off the old, fill'er up again, light and burn.
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  • I don't sort my lump, but I do empty into a milk crate to sift the dust. I also store in a rubbermaid tote.
    LBGE, Smoke Hollow 4-in-1, Charbroil Big Easy, and Weber Smokey Joe.
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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,315
    I used to sort my charcoal but it was a waste of time.  I now use Humphrey's charcoal which is mostly large pieces.  I have 2 Kingsford charcoal bins that I bought at Lowes.  I saw that someone mentioned they hold 22 pounds, but mine only hold a little over 10 pounds each.  They stay out on my deck through all kinds of weather and keep the charcoal dry.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390

    I would like to be able to sort out the big chunks store my charcoal.  A water tight and pet proof container would be a plus.  I am sure some of you out there have spent more time thinking about this than I have.  What kind of solutions have your been satisfied with...

    Thanks in advance.
    Nope, this bit right here shows quite a bit more thought than I ever put into storage of lump.
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    I use my Car Hold, Open it go inside get the lump, dump and then burn. Repeat Process.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,219

    Not this guy. Zero thought-- open bag, dump in charcoal, roll bag down and set it on the porch.

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,530

    I have a plastic deck box and inside that I keep a cheap tote and I keep the lump in that.  Sometimes I will dump and sort if the bag has too many small pieces, but usually I just dump from the bag.  I have the hi-q grate so I find it doesn't matter so much. 

    The deck box is a nice cheap solution for lump, chips, and a few accessories and provides and extra place to sit down :).

    The top of the tote is handy for raking the ash into and also to use as a fan to speed up the light time.



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

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,948
    edited January 2013
    Chubbs said:

    Not this guy. Zero thought-- open bag, dump in charcoal, roll bag down and set it on the porch.

    Same. I dont pour at end to avoid dust, but that's it.
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  • lwrehmlwrehm Posts: 197
    2 5 gallon buckets with the bottom cut out of one and replaced with a piece of expanded metal to sort the dust and small pieces into the second bucket.  
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  • Thank you all.  I might just be convinced to stay a bag man.  If it isn't broke.....
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  • 500500 Posts: 1,641
    I use a truck bed box on the deck for lump storage, flavor woods, plate setter storage, propane bottle and weed burner for lighting; everything for working the Egg.  Got it at Harbour Freight.  Water tight, with a shock absorber hinged door.  In the camp of don't sort anymore.  I will clean the Egg out completely for low and slow, but other than that, it's stir the old and dump new.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Another vote for dump and light here.

    Not directed at the OP....I don't see what all the fuss is about....I'm mean keep it simple....or butt a stump!
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 961
    edited January 2013
    AleBrewer said:
    Another vote for dump and light here.

    Not directed at the OP....I don't see what all the fuss is about....I'm mean keep it simple....or butt a stump!
    That is easy. Some folks don't have a garage, tool shed or basement or trees. Or they have them but is a long trudge out to the Egg.

    As for me: I kept mine in my basement until my bulkhead froze solid a few winter'ss ago. Then I kept it behind the seats in my pickup. Frozen truck doors cured me of that. This year I am trying the Kingsford Charcoal Kaddy that @Devilledegger mentioned above. I got two of them in October and so far so good. Lowes carries them around here. If you get the right combination of freezing temps, rain and winds I am guessing these could freeze up too, so I keep one 22# bag on WGWW in the basement as an emergency supply.

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • I keep my charcoal in the garage.  Once I open a bag I dump the remainder into a large plastic bin with a lid.
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  • I am a stir, dump and light guy but here is good container from Lowes.
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  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,087
    I use two of the containers shown above from Lowes.  One for lump, one for smoking wood.  Up here in the rainy PNW, everything has stayed dry.  When I was using the high que grate, I used the double bucket method mentioned above to sort out the dust from the smaller pieces that fell through.  I have gone back to the original grates and no longer feel the need to sift...
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    jfm0830 said:
    AleBrewer said:
    Another vote for dump and light here.

    Not directed at the OP....I don't see what all the fuss is about....I'm mean keep it simple....or butt a stump!
    That is easy. Some folks don't have a garage, tool shed or basement or trees. Or they have them but is a long trudge out to the Egg.

    Jim
    Ehh....it wasn't really directed at anybody in this thread.....it's a para-phrase from another thread.
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