Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
It’s almost football season, so we’re perfecting our favorite tailgating and homegating recipes! Whether you like hamburgers, wings, brats, ribs or something cooked with beer, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect tailgate party. We always like inviting friends to join our tailgates because the EGG is about community and having fun, so make sure if you’re inviting company you make extra - the food will be gone before you know it! Don't forget dessert, either!

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Anyone Making Their Own Charcoal?



  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Tims egg Tims room :evil: Just have to keep the glow away from the sea turtle police :whistle: :woohoo:
    Although there is a breezeway between mine and PBM's room
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Well since I can buy it for less than 0.40 per pound, why would I? That's the real question.
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Glad to see a rationale resolution to that dilemma! :)
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,902
    Will the charcoal making process be good for smoking LONEY?
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    perfect for loney Richard,,, It will destroy it :laugh:
    you want me to bring those spice jars?
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    I don't know Richard? If you aren't sure, perhaps we should ask PBM. B) :lol: :laugh: :woohoo:
  • haikuhaiku Posts: 39
    some people like to try to do things just for the experience of trying. We don't expect it will become mandatory way of life. And since we bought a BGE it goes without saying that we aren't won't be trying to make charcoal to save a buck or two :kiss:
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,902
    Yes to the spice jars, thankx.
  • Haiku,

    Forget digging the pit, forget the 35 gallon drum...

    This is all you need!

  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    I do it in my back yard all the time. :) First collect a lot of stone etc.
  • RicklesssRicklesss Posts: 391
    GREAT THREAD!! :laugh: :woohoo: :cheer: :)
    I didn't (yet) read all the post's, (but I will...!!) but just wanted to speak up and say, "Me!, Me!, Me!)
    I've been collecting a lot of Maple and Oak, I have several cords, and I have the 2 barrels....
    Just need the time to "do it".
    I'm really into the idea, and will do it...
    It's funny, because last year I found a place that sells 40lb bags of Mesquite for $12. And I always have at least 5 or bags of it laying about.
    Oh well...hard wood is easily come by for me, and it sounds like fun.
    I'll post about it when I do..
    Ricklessssssss with his .02 !! :woohoo:
  • haikuhaiku Posts: 39
    Cpt'n before I asked on forum I dug through the archives and thoroughly enjoyed your photo's ... especially the ones of the 'historical markers' explaining the history.

    (I'll continue looking for proper sized barrels:)
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    haiku - Just curious if you read Bubba Tims reply to you?
  • haikuhaiku Posts: 39
    I Did! I read them on my iPhone today when I was away from the house and tagged them to 'really read' with a glass of Cabernet. I've found my corkscrew, need Spouse to unload the groceries.

    Thank you for helping me not miss the information, I appreciate it very much.
  • haikuhaiku Posts: 39
    Bubba Tim thanks for taking the time to share the info. Husband has his mind set on trying the barrel method. We live rurally so thankfully we don't have any pesky neighbors to worry about.
  • haikuhaiku Posts: 39
    Ricklesss it sounds like you, Andy in Italy (snake701uk), and I going to give it a whirl and see what happens. It will be fall before we try it out and we plan to follow Naked Whiz procedure.

    I still haven't managed to score the smaller sized barrel. None of the leads suggested by forum members or my facebook friends have panned out. The last barrel seller I spoke to suggested that I drop in on some pit lube places because they use 28 gallon barrels. I haven't started stalking pit lube businesses yet but I have talked to friends in major auto service depts without ay luck. Can you suggest where else I might look?
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