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How does everyone store their Lump ?

I think I am correct in saying you need to keep moisture out of your Lump. Should I be preparing my wife for the lump being stored in the house during the humid summer. Where does everyone store their lump?
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Mine is in a cinder block storage shed. I had about 280 pounds in November. Ran out a couple of weeks ago, but fortunately Home Depot is now carrying RO, so no more need to stockpile. I just buy a bag or 2 every week.
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  • KtimKtim Posts: 364
    I keep mine in the house right inside the doorwall along with eggcessories.Makes the house smell great!
    sumpter township Mi.
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,484
    In the garage in a kings ford storage bin
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,069

    In the bag. In the shed. Or right out there in the elements on our porch. I recall a thread a long time ago (and for some reason Stike comes to mind) of finding their lump had been rained on the night before. It was the only lump they had, so they tossed it on the egg, lit it and it worked perfectly fine. I don't know how true it was, but I've thrown lump that was a little damp from dew on and didn't have any problems, course I use a weed burner to get it going and that dried it out pretty quick.

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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 2,413
    Griffin said:

    In the bag. In the shed. Or right out there in the elements on our porch. I recall a thread a long time ago (and for some reason Stike comes to mind) of finding their lump had been rained on the night before. It was the only lump they had, so they tossed it on the egg, lit it and it worked perfectly fine. I don't know how true it was, but I've thrown lump that was a little damp from dew on and didn't have any problems, course I use a weed burner to get it going and that dried it out pretty quick.


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  • GezrGezr Posts: 153
    I usually buy in bulk in order to get the free shipping so most of the bags live in the garage - not climate controlled - and one or two bags are on the screened porch porch near the eggs. We get  a bit of humidity in piedmont Virginia and I have never had any moisture problems with the lump. It lights and burns fine.
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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 2,413
    This is what I was hoping to hear, (and my wife)... Thats what I will be doing. Thanks
    Greensboro North Carolina
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  • DcgrillerDcgriller Posts: 15
    Mine is kept outside. I buy a lot of bags at one time and they sit in a storage container outside. Not much, but some water gets in the container, so I have other things on the bottom that keep the lump out of the water. What I'm getting at is that lump does not need to be stored like wine or cigars. Don't soak it and you're fine. I'm sure some purists disagree, but I can't tell a difference.
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    I keep mine in a garbage pail with the cover on it works fine
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  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    I keep mine in a garbage pail with the cover on it works fine

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    Toronto
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I live in FL where the humidity is bad. I keep it outside in the bag or in a 5 gallon bucket in the porch. I never have an issue.
    Dunedin, FL
  • corey24corey24 Posts: 318
    My unused bags in the garage.  The one I'm using stays outside under a covered patio.  I live in Louisiana so it doesn't get much more humid than here, I really haven't had any problems.

    XL Egg Owner Since Dec 2013 - Louisiana

  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    I keep mine outside in the bag inside one of those large plastic containers.  I keep 2 bags in it along with all of my accessories.  I have never had an issue with it, and it gets as humid in North AL as anywhere.
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  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    I keep the extra bags in the garage and about a bag in a storage tote on the deck. No problems.
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  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 3,862
    I keep mine in the garage. I am GA and the humidity has never caused a problem for me. 
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  • I keep the bags in the garage. I also keep a smaller, covered, Rubbermaid container under my table. Container holds about an 8lb bag. I would reccomend a larger one. All last summer and now all winter I've had no issues.
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  • NoJokeSmokeNoJokeSmoke Posts: 25
    edited March 2014
    I have an extra large deck box like this one that I use.  It will hold about 6 or 7 large bags. Like this one Link.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,674
    Sometimes, I store mine in a snowbank. 

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,193
    Leave it in the bag, relative humidity has no real effect, flood water is a different story, but relative humidity, not a problem. 
    The bag will absorb moisture before the carbonized lump will. Mine is in the garage in the bed of my hobby truck. 
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,391

    If you're in a humid climate and using a sealed container, you better be transferring it over and always opening/closing it in an environmentally controlled room.  Otherwise, you're trapping humidity in the container........so what's the point of keeping it sealed?  If the sun hits that container, green house effect and mold.  I heard someone was using a desiccant bag in their charcoal container--LOL.  Charcoal is the best desiccant out there--it was probably drawing the moister OUT of the desiccant bag.

    Just leave it in the bag, in a covered area.  Fold the top over so that the dust isn't getting out if you bump into it, and you garage dust or critters are not getting in.  If you're really concerned about the humidity, keep it in the house.

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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    I just keep mine in the bag and store in my garage.

    Mike

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    Omaha, NE
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,360
    The bag I buy it in.  The open bags go in a giant tupperware thing.  Unopened bags on a shelf in the manbearcave.
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  • Miked125Miked125 Posts: 278
    Shed, under beds, anywhere for me.
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 2,413
    Thank you all... Mine will stay where it is undercover outside :-c
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Excelerate....
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,351
    I have some Kingsford bins that I use for the open bag - each bin holds about 10 pounds of charcoal.  The unopened bags get stored in my basement.

    I have heard some people say that charcoal that gets wet will not burn properly.  I find that hard to believe - it might start a little slower, but after 10-15 minutes, the firebox will be so hot that any moisture will be evaporated.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • TimvaneeTimvanee Posts: 41
    I was thinking about that this weekend... Would be kind of nice to have the small-medium-big chunks split out in seperate bins... Makes for more precise fire building I guess... The mold and moisture might prevent it from being effective though
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,769
    In the bag; in the garage.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,351
    I used to sort my lump and build my fire very carefully.  Then I decided it was too much work and now just stir the lump a few times and then dump in new stuff on top. I clean out the ashes every 3 or 4 cooks and everything still works the same.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,024
    I store my bags in the garage.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,674
    Same here, Barry. Except I never sorted or built carefully. Stir, dump and light. I do use a wiggle rod though. Especially for lo n slo cooks.

    And in case anyone was wondering, in the snow pic above, there was a full load of new lump in the egg and the RO bag was about half full. Was going to cook that night, changed my mind and forgot that I had left it that way. Woke up the next morning to about 18 inches of the white stuff. Oops.

    I used every bit of that lump. Scooped the snow off the grid (and what little had gotten past the grid) and cleaned out most of the snow from the bag. Set it in the garage for a week or two (not sure if it really got all that wet so I don't know if that mattered) and used every bit of it.

    Everybody knows there’s three acceptable condiments for a hot dog; there’s mustard, onions and stagnant cart water! That’s IT!   ... Jon Stewart


    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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