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Found this in my BGE lump

It melted and stuck to my electric starter. Anyone know what it is?

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  • Moon rock
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,950
    Frog.  :))
                                                                        
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  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    NSA tracking device
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,452
    I have really bad allergies, and when I do a sinus flush...........
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,832
    YEMTrey said:
    I have really bad allergies, and when I do a sinus flush...........
    I was thinking the same thing...
  • BrotherEggBrotherEgg Posts: 95
    edited June 2013

    YEMTrey said:
    I have really bad allergies, and when I do a sinus flush...........
    Well that piece of "snot" is about 1.5". If that is what is coming out of your nose, I'd suggest that you get to the doctor ASAP.

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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,061
    JRWhitee said:
    Frog.  :))
    That's what I saw, too! ;))
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  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 445
    I found a rock in my lump the other day. My first bag of bge lump too. I just bought some royal oak! For 24 bones a bag, it shouldn't have anything other than lump in it.
    NW IOWA
  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151
    I have never found any ping pong balls in my bags of RO from wally world. No wonder the BGE brand costs so much.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,779
    Plastic, hard to say what it was after the starter altered its shape......did it smoke much? 
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 1,273
    That's gold, Jerry, gold!
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

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  • BrotherEggBrotherEgg Posts: 95
    Plastic, hard to say what it was after the starter altered its shape......did it smoke much? 
    Didn't smoke. It was stuck to my electric starter when I pulled it out. It came off pretty easily. It looked like a tar-like substance


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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,237
    A shred if insulation that melted. I had a small piece in a bag of RO a couple of years ago.
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,257
    Looks like a dinosaur egg!
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  • dougbackerdougbacker Posts: 277
    I have been finding a lot of rock or ceramic in my royal old from Walmart. At least one piece per bag

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,316
    Looks like the melted plastic tip of a 1987 Panasonic vibrator.
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 1,950
    Panasonic makes vibrators? :((
                                                                        
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,316
    JRWhitee said:
    Panasonic makes vibrators? :((
    That's what Little Steven tells me. ;)
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 760
    I found these about two years ago in BGE lump. They very much looked like glass. 

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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    JRWhitee said:
    Frog.  :))
    That's what I saw, too! ;))
    +1


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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 916

    In defense (even if it's for the competition), it happens......especially the rocks.  A rock covered in char dust looks a lot like a chunk of charcoal, especially when you have 5 lbs per second coming down the feed ramp into the bag.

    All kinds of things get wedged, hammered, and/or shot into trees.  Wire, fencing, bailing string, etc get wrapped around them.  Fast forward 50 yrs and the tree has grown those items and has made an ugly knot(s).  Those knots get tossed out of the mill and they get made into charcoal.  Sometimes you won't even see that item until after the charcoal has been burned up because it was completely encased

    Now, manufacturing related junk in your charcoal is another story--concrete, insulation, metal banding, etc.  This is more identifiable, but still slips by sometimes.

    Give them (and us) a break on the rocks at least.  If the lump charcoal industry has to guarantee that there isn't a single 1 oz rock in a 20 lbs bag of charcoal, you're going to have to pay 4x a bag what you're paying now.  If everyone is cool with a single rock in every other bags, it will keeping charcoal prices stable (well, at least for the manufacturing portion of the cost........can't control fuel or wood prices.  We experience the lumber cost changes six-fold.)

    BTW, if you're lucky enough to find an arrowhead, civil war era bullet, or old coin in one of our bags, I will gladly take it off your hands for you.  :)

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,779
    Looks like the melted plastic tip of a 1987 Panasonic vibrator.
    That would truly be a pity, definitely a classic instrument and deserves a much better fate than ending up in a bag of lump. 
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  • dougbackerdougbacker Posts: 277
    I have been finding a lot of rock or ceramic in my royal oak from Walmart. At least one piece per bag

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    Large BGE, 
    Mini BGE
    36" Blackstone Griddle
    Phoenix Gasser
    Cyber Q WIFI

    And a deck box full of toy's


  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,574
    No clue what you have there in that frog/snot like item but I bet it wouldn't have smelled very good.

    I can deal with a rock per bag. I'm not crazy about finding stuff like this: Insulation Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    A nice heavy chunk of metal 1/2" thick x 8 1/2" long Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    And a good chunk of brick Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    Still haven't found any really cool items yet. However, I might attach a handle to the piece of metal and use it as a lump buster.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,100
    I find insulation in bags of royal oak on a regular basis.

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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,778
    edited June 2013

    In defense (even if it's for the competition), it happens......especially the rocks.  A rock covered in char dust looks a lot like a chunk of charcoal, especially when you have 5 lbs per second coming down the feed ramp into the bag.

    All kinds of things get wedged, hammered, and/or shot into trees.  Wire, fencing, bailing string, etc get wrapped around them.  Fast forward 50 yrs and the tree has grown those items and has made an ugly knot(s).  Those knots get tossed out of the mill and they get made into charcoal.  Sometimes you won't even see that item until after the charcoal has been burned up because it was completely encased

    Now, manufacturing related junk in your charcoal is another story--concrete, insulation, metal banding, etc.  This is more identifiable, but still slips by sometimes.

    Give them (and us) a break on the rocks at least.  If the lump charcoal industry has to guarantee that there isn't a single 1 oz rock in a 20 lbs bag of charcoal, you're going to have to pay 4x a bag what you're paying now.  If everyone is cool with a single rock in every other bags, it will keeping charcoal prices stable (well, at least for the manufacturing portion of the cost........can't control fuel or wood prices.  We experience the lumber cost changes six-fold.)

    BTW, if you're lucky enough to find an arrowhead, civil war era bullet, or old coin in one of our bags, I will gladly take it off your hands for you.  :)

    Sometimes I think so folks have a vision of Ethyl and Lucy in their pink dresses and hairnets processing the pieces of candy as they come down the line, if you ever saw that episode, lol!  Nope, charcoal ain't like that.

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  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 505
    I found a piece of barbed wire in a bag of RO. Turns out it was about 90-100 years old. The Texas State Museum has a collection of barbed wire so it was easy to date.
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  • rwingardrwingard Posts: 1

    In my last bag of RO I had big piece of pine bark.  I'm ok with a rock or two but having pine in the bag is a little concerning. 

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