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Old 01-11-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Go to Google and plug in this phrase "Dan Gill Charcoal"..leave out the quotation marks. I think you will get a get a few hits which might prove helpful.

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Old 01-12-2007, 05:38 AM   #2
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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Re: Lump Charcoal Making

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I have been making lump charcoal for the past 6 months. So far I have learned how to piss off my neighbors, melt my buried internet cable and create a back-draft large enough to remove most of my upper body hair.
Now thats funny, I don care where your from, that ther's funny......

When you do the 3 hour burn , how much air is allowed in ? If there's something that takes more effort than its worth, sounds like a project for me and a case of beer..
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:54 AM   #4
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There was a pictorial somewhere on the web I seen once on making your own lump and it seemed rather labor intensive for the amount of lump that this guy got for one load, however, your mileage may vary.

$7 for 20lbs works just fine for me. I mean I realize it's not authentic lump charcoal but.....
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:03 AM   #5
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It aint real Q' if you don't use your own lump !! (and foil of course)
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
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I agree with Bruce. I don't use enough of it for it to be a cost factor for me.
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sounds like a project for me and a case of beer.. and the fire department
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Not to let any type of proverbial cat out of the bag, but the guys over at the BBQ Guru are devising a lump charcoal maker as we speak. Shotgun Fred has been working on it daily...

I have no idea what the cost would be...but you know it is going to be good when they bring it to market!

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There was a pictorial somewhere on the web I seen once on making your own lump and it seemed rather labor intensive for the amount of lump that this guy got for one load, however, your mileage may vary.

$7 for 20lbs works just fine for me. I mean I realize it's not authentic lump charcoal but.....
Here's the pictorial. http://www.nakedwhiz.com/makinglump.htm

Cowboy and BGE here are $20/20lb bag. Laz? at safeway $8/20#bag. Add the 8.16% sales tax.
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I am making charcoal this weekend and will get some photos.

I keep it simple and use a single barrel. Get a good fire started in the bottom, load it up with wood, add the lid and let it cook for 3 to 4 hrs. When the smoke changes color and density I close off all air vents and let the barrel cool. Next morning I dump out the charcoal and sort.
yes, take pics.

i tried the 2 barrel approach and had trouble getting my fire hot enough the first time and then the second time did not seal the barrel well enough and all my lump burned up.
I tried that once too and the damn barrell caught on fire!
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