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Lump storage



  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    HogHeaven said:

    I beg to differ with you on sorting... I have never had to put lump in even for 16 to 18 hour cooks. Knowing how to fill your fire box makes sure that never happens. Using just small pieces for reverse sears is smart so you use all of that up at about the same time all of your big and medium size pieces are gone. Makes perfect since to me. But... To each their own. Happy Egging and dine well my friends!
    I used to carefully sort the lump and build my fire carefully but that got very tiring. So, I now just do a little stirring, clean out the ash, and dump in the charcoal. The fire lasts just as long as before (I've gone 22 hours on a Large BGE on a low and slow) and it is a LOT less work.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 932
    Personally I store some at the egg in a Kingsford charcoal bin, they cost around $12 or so, holds most of a bag. The rest is stored in the basement.
  • GatoGordoGatoGordo Posts: 69
    I use a metal trash can that I leave on the side of the garage. It holds about three 10 pound bags.
    LBGE, Stoker WiFi, UDS, Pit Barrel Cooker
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    I usually buy 30 bags.  Stored out back under the patio roof.

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

  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    @Doc_Eggerton Are you the one who keeps buying all the Ammo at Walmart also?

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"


  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    TUTTLE871 said:
    @Doc_Eggerton Are you the one who keeps buying all the Ammo at Walmart also?
    Nope, got all I can store already.

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

  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,945
    hondabbq said:
    RO 20 lbers went on sale for $9.97 couple of days ago. I thought I was nuts for buying 10. So did SWMBO thought I was too.  Seems like 10 is not outrageous at all. LOL.
    That is a good deal...where did you find that?
    Superstore this past weekend. 3 day sale.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,015
    I'm so jealous, they gave you your own pallet jack.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,162
    @Doc_Eggerton I'm so jealous, they gave you your own pallet jack.
    Ha, I didn't know how many bags were there, it was under a rack.  I just told them I'd take all they had.

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

  • HogHeavenHogHeaven Posts: 294
    edited April 2013
    Mickey said:
    @HogHeaven I go with @Aviator. Big fan of dump it in and it all burns. Has always worked for me. Did the sorting once for a month and just could see no differance. I do sort of sort. I reach in one of the Larges to get pre fired lump for the Mini as it lights faster.

    The only time I actually worry about what goes in the fire box... Is long low and slow cooks. I start my fire at 10:00pm on those cooks. I put the butts on at about 11:00pm. I stabilize the fire and go to bed at 12:00am. I can sleep good because I'm not going to wonder if my fire is going to go out. My last low and slow was a 16 hour cook and when I was done... I had 25% of my lump left for my next cook. If... I just dumped it in until the fire box was full I would not sleep well. We all have our own ways of doing things. I'd rather spend a few extra minutes to eliminate potential problems, that's just how I roll, in all parts of my life.. Happy Egging my friends, dine well!
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    I build for low and slows. Larger pieces (fist sized - don't like anything larger) on the bottom, then fill 'er up. For everything else I dump and go. I have started dumping into a plastic bin, and filling Egg from there, which keeps most of the dust out.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
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