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Holy Crap, Never Had That Happen Before

So I did a burn off last night.  Cleaned out the debris and ash and loaded fresh lump.  Went to start it with a Looftlighter and after a minute or two there is a lout whooosh and a two foot flame starts jetting out of the lit spot.  Loud and strong like a propane torch.  Lasted about 45 second.  WTH!

XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,939
    Delayed Backflash...but, would've thought it was out  :confused: 
    It must have still had some life to it when you added the new lump
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    Delayed Backflash...but, would've thought it was out  :confused: 
    It must have still had some life to it when you added the new lump
    I've never had a back flash that was jet like.  Always just a general flash when the lid was lifted.  The lid had been up 15 minutes when this occurred.  Since the back flash occur when oxygen hits smoldering embers maybe you're right and there were pack lump that opened up, but man this was like a torch.


    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,797
    edited May 12
    So I did a burn off last night.  Cleaned out the debris and ash and loaded fresh lump.  Went to start it with a Looftlighter and after a minute or two there is a lout whooosh and a two foot flame starts jetting out of the lit spot.  Loud and strong like a propane torch.  Lasted about 45 second.  WTH!
    Had that happen, but with propane weed burner.  Fire sucked oxygen out, propane still flowed, opened lid, huge fireball.  Kids were most impressed.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    Jebus, just went to stir the old lump and add more for steaks and what do I find?  A burned ruptured aerosol can.  Mosquito spray, something else?  That explains the flame jet.  Never saw anything other than rocks in the lump before.  Guess I will pay more attention.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • tenpenny_05tenpenny_05 Posts: 210
    Jebus, just went to stir the old lump and add more for steaks and what do I find?  A burned ruptured aerosol can.  Mosquito spray, something else?  That explains the flame jet.  Never saw anything other than rocks in the lump before.  Guess I will pay more attention.
    wut...
    Kansas City, Kansas
    Second hand Medium BGE, Second hand Weber Kettle, Second hand Weber Smokey Mountain
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,938
    Jebus, just went to stir the old lump and add more for steaks and what do I find?  A burned ruptured aerosol can.  Mosquito spray, something else?  That explains the flame jet.  Never saw anything other than rocks in the lump before.  Guess I will pay more attention.
    Yowza! Sorry to hear that. I'm not sure how concerned I would be about what might have been in that spray can.

    I quit pouring charcoal straight from a bag a few years ago. Now I empty  whole bags into Rubbermaid storage containers. That allows me to pick/sort so I can get the sizes I need for whichever grill it's going into and helps deal with fines/chips. It also allows me to see any unexpected items that might be in the bag.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 809
    Bet he’s using cowboy lump
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,964
    Holy crap. Glad you weren’t injured. 
  • Charcoal.... now with DEET. 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,671
    I think Doc was one of the guys that buys the shops out of Royal Oak when it gets crazy cheap.   
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,582
    Jebus, just went to stir the old lump and add more for steaks and what do I find?  A burned ruptured aerosol can.  Mosquito spray, something else?  That explains the flame jet.  Never saw anything other than rocks in the lump before.  Guess I will pay more attention.
    Jeebus is right.  You're lucky nobody was friggin killed man!  

    In totally unrelated news, please nobody bring old aerosol cans to the next Butt Blast. 
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,773
    Better to be lucky than good any day.  Dodged a real potential disaster right there.  Time to buy a lottery tix.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,249
    Find some old c rats, of peanut butter, in the can. Toss on the campfire. Seek shelter, enjoy the missle launch.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,336
    Dayam!!   :o
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    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,054
    edited May 17
    Damn Doc, first off glad you didn’t get hurt by the potential torpedo in the lump, 2nd care to share brand of lump for other users?

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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,412

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    Doc, you need more Allegro. Protects the cook from the lump fighting back, bourbon does not hurt either. 
    Glad all is well. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,671
    Jason Bourne did that in Tangiers.  
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,414
    St. Elmo's Fire......very rare..last seen in the mid eighties! 

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    Damn Doc, first off glad you didn’t get hurt by the potential torpedo in the lump, 2nd care to share brand of lump for other users?
    Royal Oak.  Only other thing I've ever found in it is rocks.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,336
    Check the bag again, maybe its their new self-lighting lump?  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • billt01billt01 Posts: 715
     Pyrolysis
     "Don't listen to her, Bob.Remember: those who can, do; those who can't, teach."
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    Have:
    LBGE / Stumps Baby XL / Couple of Stokers (Gen 1 and Gen 3), Blackstone 36

    Had:
    Lang 60D, Cookshack SM150, Stumps Stretch, Stumps Baby

    Fat Willies BBQ
    Ola, Ga

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,496
    edited May 17
    Jebus, just went to stir the old lump and add more for steaks and what do I find?  A burned ruptured aerosol can.  Mosquito spray, something else?  That explains the flame jet.  Never saw anything other than rocks in the lump before.  Guess I will pay more attention.
    Jeebus is right.  You're lucky nobody was friggin killed man!  

    In totally unrelated news, please nobody bring old aerosol cans to the next Butt Blast. 
    I can picture @nolaegghead throwing them in the fire....
     
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
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