Is this Lump??

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by fireguy, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Is this considered a lump charcoal or am I way off??? I know dumb question, but Im new to this whole coal thing.. thanks
  2. Thats lump my man!!!
  3. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not a bad choice either!
  4. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    gotta say was impressed with it.
  5. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    oh, and thanks guys
  6. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Just noticed while cleaning the smoker, there is afew rocks and other debris in the basket, is this normal?? also, some of the pieces looked like 1x dim lumber, what is that about?? guess it could still be oak..
  7. johngil

    johngil Fire Starter

    Ever see the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs? They did a episode on how charcoal is made. A lot of it is old construction material, untreated of course. So, I would say to find a chunk of 2x4 (as long as its oak) is probably not impossible.
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sometimes you will find lumber cut offs. Yes I usually find at least 6-10 lil rocks per 20 lb bag!
  9. bubba_t

    bubba_t Newbie

    I use an awful lot of that exact product.

    I just make sure it says "Made in the USA" on the back.

    (Make sure the "blue smoke" is gone before you start cooking or you'll have a bitter taste).
  10. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    I was checking out a website review on lump charcoal. What bubba t said is true make sure iit's made in the usa , from what I read walmart is one of the few who carries the usa made it got the best review of the four royal oaks. Look for the 10# bag. Until tonight I didn't know there was a difference.

  11. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

  12. burn-it

    burn-it Smoke Blower

    I thought thin "blue smoke" was a good thing?
  13. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What's wrong with "thin blue smoke"? Last I checked, that is the good stuff. It's the white smoke that you want to avoid.
  14. I dont know bout yall but im all about the TBS. When I see the TBS thats when I crack open a brew, but not until then. Sort of like my reward.
  15. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use alot of naturalmesquite lump and reg kings briqs. Let me tell you man, that stuff takes off like solid rocket fuel. I put some in my drum (50/50 RO lump and Kingsford hickory briqs) and did a minion start with a half chimney of RO. My drum shot up into the 300s and it would not come down. I thought my whole basket of royal oak and kings was gonna burn up before I could put the meat on. It settled down after about 35 min with intake and exhaust shut, but burned for 13 plus hours before I went to bed. I'm by far no expert with RO lump, but light it sparingly and keep the reigns on it..
  16. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think the thin blue he was refering to was the ignition smoke you get when you light any charcoal.

    Also like Pit4Brains said keep a sharp eye on it and catch it before it gets much above 200°. I usually damp it down hard as soon as my smoker hits 200°, then slowly open the vents just a little bit at a time till I get to my target.
  17. lancelot61

    lancelot61 Newbie

    Around here it's hard to find lump made in the good ol' USA.  No telling what if any controls are in Argentina, Mexico, Brazil... etc....   I saw this one at Wal-Mart and will be trying it out in the near future. 

    Here's a link to the Naked Whiz "The Lump Charcoal Database"

    Hope this helps out!!

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