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mini owners saving charcoal question

SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
I just did a shop vac clean out and disposed of some leftover coals and the other thread had me thinking about how long my mini does stay hot when trying to extinguish coals. Usually when its all said and done I notice on pizza cooks after being +600 for close to an hour, the leftovers are just some nuggets that fill holes after a full new box. On other quicker cooks I can be left with some chunks.
I am using green egg charcoal and will switch to something with bigger chunks than what i see in this large bag i still have left. Since the mini does take so little is it worth the effort to salvage some of those little bits you may get left? Do you sometimes just let it burn out if you dont think much coal will be left rather than seal it and have it cool down for 2 hours? I move mine around for storage so i am aware of the cooldown times. I wonder how much burn you get from some of the residual coals.
Seattle, WA


  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,989
    If the small bits are small enough to fall through the holes in the charcoal grate I toss them. I generally just seal it off & wait for it to cool down before moving it.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    Most everyone hates cowboy char pal but if you want big, I found their bags to have several mega chunks. Check out this log in last weekends bag.

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