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help!! with lump

the wife came home with new bag of lump. she tried but brought home 100% natural hard wood briquets. nature's grilling brand from walmart, my question is , can i use it in the egg??? it says no fillers no chemicals, but want to be sure i have 2 rib eyes ready to go and i dont have time to get a bag of lump from my dealer.image


  • rholtrholt Posts: 384
    Hmm. I would be leery of the briquettes. Some kind of chemical has to hold all of those little particles together.
  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 478
     @rholt thats what i was thinking too! i dont think im gonna chance it! the steaks will wait till tomorow! at least  i learned to post pictures! thanks for the input! =D>
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,986
    The fillers are stuff like cornstarch. The only issue is there will be more ash than lump due to that. The only briquettes that I would never use is anything with starter fluid. That can cause bad flavors in the food.

    The only time I wouldn't use it is on low and slows since the ash could clog the fire grate.
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,007
    I would prolly pass or go back to Walmart and trade for some Royal Oak lump.


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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    No problem using it in the Egg other than the amount of ash it produces.  It's a natural briquette meaning it only has a starch binder.  Not bad for shorter cooks, but not for long over nighters.
    The Naked Whiz
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,522
    edited March 2013
    I believe there is a lesson here regarding SWMBO's and BGE's... :)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • rholtrholt Posts: 384
    Hmm. Never thought of starch in briquettes. If the whiz says its good to go then I would have to trust him.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,552
    edited March 2013
    Tons of ash from them and it won't go completely nuclear but should get ya by in a pinch.
  • scottc454scottc454 Posts: 87
    Another problem is that they are aren't good for re-lighting. If you stir previously lit briquettes, they  crumble.

    If you get done with a cook and need to do some egg/plate setter cleaning, now's the time.
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