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caliking said:I took a break from RO for 4 years or so becuase I was tired of finding sh!t in the bag - concrete, rocks, kiln insulation etc. Bought a few bags over the summer when it went on sale at WalMart and am yet to find any weird bits. Lately, its been good.
I took a break from RO for 4 years or so becuase I was tired of finding sh!t in the bag - concrete, rocks, kiln insulation etc. Bought a few bags over the summer when it went on sale at WalMart and am yet to find any weird bits. Lately, its been good.
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I always have to weigh in on these threads......Rocks and other objects are inevitable in ANY lump charcoal.
From our FAQ's:
Sorry about that! We strive to remove all foreign matter during the bagging process, but sometimes pieces sneak by.
Why? Well, a lot can happen to a tree in its lifetime. People sometimes nail items to them, shoot at them, or run fencing around them. And because trees are constantly growing, objects lodged in trees can easily become encased, creating “knots.” Knots are undesirable in the lumber industry, so they’re often made into charcoal. Objects often remain grafted inside the charcoal chunks, which is why they’re only found once the charcoal becomes ash.
If you’ve found an object in your charcoal, please tell us! Some customers have found arrowheads, coins, and other fun “prizes.” If it’s anything of value, we’ll gladly take it off of your hands!
If you see the milling ops and how lump charcoal is produced, you will absolutely understand the rocks, banding, and the other objects that find their way into the bag. Concrete, insulation, soda cans, plastic, etc is another story. During the bagging process a lot of the recognizable stuff gets hand picked out, but a char-dust covered rock looks just like a chunk of charcoal.
Long story short, lump charcoal is ALWAYS going to have things in it that are not wood--going with briquettes is the only way for you to avoid this. The good news is that you are not eating lump charcoal and that rock or piece of metal is not going to anyway taint your food. I understand you're paying for charcoal--not rocks--but please understand that the price of that bag would be 5-10x more if we have to inspect every single chunk of charcoal to insure it wasn't a rock (or replace every bag that had a rock in it.)
You will find that most of us are willing to replace bags that you're are unhappy with, so please just call or write anytime. With any product, you should give the manufacturer a chance to rectify the situation before posting negative feedback on a public forum.
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