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Rocks in charcoal?

I just did a clean out burn and there were rocks in the bottom. Is that normal ? Please excuse my filthy hand :)image
Aurora,OH
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  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    I typically find a few here and there.

    Ball Ground, GA

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  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,882
    Once in a while a rock but, what I hate is those damned big chunks of charcoal that I have to break up! pain in the glutes!
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  • CullumCullum Posts: 214
    Very common here. They don't smoke too good :))

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,224
    Come on now... Brand name.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • DawnlDawnl Posts: 185
    Yes, got a 1# rock in my BGE lump bag that came with my LBGE.  Was sort of surprised.
    Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
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  • Brand please

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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,066
    Name a brand and it will have rocks and often other foreign material. Perfectly normal.
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  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 110
    I get them in cowboy brand fairly regularly.
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  • NervousDadNervousDad Posts: 280
    edited September 2013
    It was wegmans (royal oak)brand I ran about 15# prior to tho clean out. Thank you for the info, that it's normal.
    Aurora,OH
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,224
    I have gone through at least 50 bags of Ozark Oak and have never found any rocks... Only this.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 110
    Cowboy is the only brand I can find in my area unless I drive half an hour to get a bag of big green egg lump. Kind of sucks.
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  • Debris is not uncommon. I have worse luck with Cowboy than any other brand I've tried. Plastic strapping, insulation, plywood "lump" and of course rock & concrete. YMMV.

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  • Yep, rocks are normal - using the Whiz's inch square for reference, found this just under 2# meteor in a 8# of RO. 
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  • EggdamEggdam Posts: 214
    I find a rock in royal oak about every 3 bags.
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  • I've been lucky since I changed to The Good One brand. A pallet of charcoal and no rocks. Other brands lots of rocks.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,224

    Debris is not uncommon. I have worse luck with Cowboy than any other brand I've tried. Plastic strapping, insulation, plywood "lump" and of course rock & concrete. YMMV.

    I respectfully disagree with my OO experience.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapple said:
    Debris is not uncommon. I have worse luck with Cowboy than any other brand I've tried. Plastic strapping, insulation, plywood "lump" and of course rock & concrete. YMMV.
    I respectfully disagree with my OO experience.
    You got it brother, No foreign material in OO to date for me.
    Milton, GA.
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  • CullumCullum Posts: 214
    Only used royal oak and bge charcoal, both had rocks.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,429
    Just saying...even one pallet of bags could be filled from the lump created from just one perfect tree trunk out of one kiln. So it stands to reason bags from one pallet may have no rocks at all while bags from another pallet from another kiln may have one two or more rocks. Personally I take it in stride.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,224
    I understand.. I'm merely saying I've used OO for a year, several different loads from 2 different stores and not one rock. Not knocking any other brand. Just my experience.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,429
    Hey, I'm cool with your experience and I love Ozark Oak myself, but I had to make a 520 mile round trip to buy mine as no one stocks it here. Guess I'm just trying to let new eggers know that rocks are not uncommon in most lump products available to most of us in the US and for them not to be upset. Once I even found what obviously had been a yellow handled Philips head screwdriver in it's former life! Stuff happens!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Just looking at henapple's find know we might know where Hoffa went.
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  • Char dust covered rocks look just like charcoal when they're getting poured into the bags.

    Please excuse them.....we try to sort everything out, but stuff sneaks by sometimes.

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  • It was wegmans (royal oak)brand I ran about 15# prior to tho clean out. Thank you for the info, that it's normal.

    I buy Wegmans lump regularly, I like to use it for quick burns; I've had a couple of rocks, but never that big.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,429
    Just looking at henapple's find know we might know where Hoffa went.

    Hoffa went into a quarter dollar sized piece of wire that was probably the loop of a whisk broom? And here all these years I guessed Hoffa just got shot to death... but getting strained through a wire former machine had to hurt!!!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Interesting. I use RO and I have never seen a rock, nail, ect, ect
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