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Lump charcoal bin question

YleeYlee Posts: 2
edited April 2012 in EGG Table Forum
I am in the process of designing a 72" long table for my large egg.  On the far right end will be the egg and on the left end I was planning on putting in a bin that could hold my lump charcoal on heavy duty slides or rollouts.  I'm thinking of using a double hinged lid so that i can flip it back halfway if i want to grab just a few pieces quickly or i have the option to flip the whole thing back.  My question is, does anyone have a better idea about how to deal with the charcoal bin?  I want it integrated with my table so it is all in one.


  • You want it air tight if it it's going to stay outdoor. Humidity will get to it. Damp lump will ruin your day.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I think you will be just fine. I store my lump under my eaves...sorry I don't know what you call them. The overhang from the roof trusses where the soffit gets attached to.


    Caledon, ON


  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,560
    I think you want something that you can fully remove so that you can fill it away from your table.  Pouring charcoal from the bag generates a lot of dust that you don't want on your table. 

    I'd suggest bins for wood chunks and a slide out drawer that will hold a bag of charcoal and leave the charcoal in the bag.  I see the charcoal bin as getting to be a mess that can only spread to other surfaces of your new table.

    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,047
    I have a plastic bin from Target I used to store dog food in. If that's covered from rain think that'll suffice?
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