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Charcoal help

What's the best way to add charcoal to an already lit fire? I had a low and slow cook most of the day, but now need to raise to high temps and don't think I have enough charcoal to last for how much longer I need? Nothing is on the Egg now and I have the time before i need to start next cook. Thanks.


  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    If needed I just dump and stir.  I just did a low and slow overnight for 16 hours, and still had 2/3 of a firebox left.  I go through more lump on a pizza cook than on an overnight cook.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • AdamdAdamd Posts: 160
    The only way is to take the grate off and anything else you have set up and just add more I just dump more on top of the hot coals and it lights up quick. The hardest part and a true negative if you do in fact start to run out of charcoal is that you have to take everything off your grill to add more lump.

    Lucky for us the Egg does not burn that much charcoal that fast!! 
  • Thanks all.
  • Rick1Rick1 Posts: 81
    Have you looked at the PSWoo3 from Ceramic Grill Store? It provides an easy way to lift everything out of the egg at one time. Also makes it pretty easy to switch from indirect to direct too. 
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Yep....PS woo will allow you to easily add more charcoal to a lit egg. I would be lost with out mine. I have the PS Woo2
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    I've taken everything off, set it aside and started her back up. You might wrap the meat in hdaf while you work. No big deal.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • I have never had to add lump to my LBGE for any of my cooks.  One load lasted 22 hours for a slow and low at average temp of 210.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • I've never needed to add lump during a cook, but you probably will have some VOCs to burn off before putting meat on.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    The key is to put enough in that you don't need to add any. Like Sam and Burr Baby say above, use enough. 
    Any added lump will need to have the bad smoke cleared before you can cook on it. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    I've gotta ask...what kind of lump did you use that you needed to add more?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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