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Lump Sifter tip

BabyBoomBBQBabyBoomBBQ Posts: 702
edited 10:35PM in EggHead Forum
I thought I'd pass along something I find usefull. I've been using my old Weber kettle as a lump sifting platform. A full firebox of lump will fit on a 22" weber and you can easily pick out the stuff you don't want in the egg. Dust and small chuncks fall through the grid. I wear gloves and move the "cleaned" lump to the egg.[p]It's also a useful platform for lighting the chimney starter. I'm not dissin' the Weber, just thought I'd share.


  • Here's another tip - When cleaning out the used lump in the BGE, I use a cat litter box scoop - one of the big plastic ones (new of course!) The ashes fall right through the slits, and makes it easier to salvage the partially used lump and get rid of the ash.

    Be sure to use a new or unused scoop - don't want to give new meaning to ABT's!!!!(might have to change the name to ACT's!!!) Thank you very much, I :laugh: 'll be appearing through Saturday ....don't forget to tip your waitresses! :laugh:
  • BabyBoomBBQ,[p]I have an old gasser I have not lit since I got my egg about a year ago but it is still out on the deck because it is the best place to light the lump chimney. I even built a fairly large table setup and still am using the gasser for the chimney and a place to set a gooey BGE grate. I may have to pull the burner out of it and start sifting though it as well, although the dingy lookin gasser is screwing up the ambiance of my egg and it's new granite table. Thanks for the tip!

  • BabyBoomBBQ,[p]Great I wonder if my nieghbor will give me back my old kettle? :)[p]-Smitty



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • HaggisHaggis Posts: 998
    BabyBoomBBQ,[p]that's exactly what I use my weber kettle for!
  • SMITTYtheSMOKER,[p]Why, I think that would be a piece of cake! Here’s a plausible plan. First, sell ‘em on getting an egg and insure they have a positive initial experience. Within the first 4 to 6 weeks of their successfully using it, offer to get rid of the unused Weber “in the company dumpster” or something along those lines. Providence will give you the right words.[p]When or if they see it again, just say “I saw this post about using an old Weber for sorting lump..”.[p]Just a thought. :-)[p]

  • Slap-Yo-Mama,[p]I know what you mean. I've used my gasser once in the last 18 months. [p]Well, I store my gooey BGE grates on it too, so I guess that's use in a sense. I know what you mean about the aesthetics; they are just not as beautiful as a BGE in a nice table.[p]They are still a good tool, especially if there is a disaster. You have a lot of direct grilling surface at medium high to low temps. That can cook a lot of chicken/fish pieces, sausages, hot dogs, brats etc. [p][p]

  • Haggis,[p]Glad to know I'm not alone! :-)[p]
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