Kingsford Charcoal Covered In Gray In The Bag

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by daricksta, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've had a bag of Kingsford blue bag charcoal in my garage for about two years. I'm out of what I regularly use so I opened up the bag and saw all the charcoal is covered with a gray mold or something. This happened with another bag of Kingsford I had years ago that I had stored for awhile in my garage. Is the charcoal still OK to use. I used that other bag and to my knowledge no one got sick.
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    WA might be a humid environment?

    I have used KB for more years than I would like to admit and have never seen that.

    We have humid winters so I move my CHARX into the garage till spring.

    Not sure what could be on it that a little fire wouldn't kill?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, Venture. Yep, we get very humid starting near the end of September all the way up to Spring. As I wrote, this is the second bag where it's happened and with that first bag I used them with no problem, figuring the high temp would kill almost nasties. I actually use Stubb's charcoal briquettes exclusively--much better product--but haven't had them last long enough to see if they get gray as well.

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