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Best Way to Store Lump?

MrJofusMrJofus Posts: 7
edited 3:44AM in EggHead Forum
Now that I just bought my second bag of BGE lump (not sure I could find better here in Fort Collins, CO, but I haven't looked yet), what's the best way to store lump? I'm just keeping it in the bag for now with it rolled up and a brick on top in my storage shed. But I have some empty good-sized Rubbermaid containers I was contemplating using. That'd let me do some more hand picking of charcoal as opposed to just dumping it out of the bag.


Thanks, KG


  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I store my lump in a big Rubbermaid container that I got at Home Depot.You can see it on the floor to the right ;)It will hold a full 20#'s plus :)

  • I just got the Kingsford Charcoal Kaddy last week and I like it so far. Granted, it will never see a single briquette but I figured it had to work for lump too :)

    It sat out in the downpour that we had from the remnants from Hurricane Fay and the coal was as dry as could be afterwards.
    Knoxville, TN
  • I also got Kingsford Charcoal Kaddys. Bought them from Amazon
  • The Kaddy is a great solution. I sort lump, 1 for smaller and 1 for large pieces.

    Covered with up to 24" snow and heavy rain storms, quick easy pour lid with nice handle.

    Link provided for picture. Many local stores have these including Lowes and Home Depot.

  • That is a GREAT idea, GG!
    I was thinking I wanted another one just for capacity but sorting the lump out ahead of time is perfect. Thanks for the "obvious" idea that hadn't dawned on me just yet.....I'm a little slow :P
    Knoxville, TN
  • Hey Doug, what do you got there, a large and two mediums?
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    No man,that's a small,medium and an XL ;)
  • CraigCraig Posts: 69
    I keep it in a small bucket (with a lid)next to my Egg for convienience. The rest I keep in the original bag in the garage. The small bucket gets me through about 3 cooks before I have to go refill it again.

    To me it's a safe convenient way to store it. That way if somehow it gets wet in the bucket, I'm only losing a small amount of lump.
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