Reuse half burned charcoal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flyfish, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. flyfish

    flyfish Fire Starter

    Probably a stupid question but thought I would ask. Does anyone save partially burned charcoal for their next use or just let it burn out? New to charcoal (and cheap) so thought I would ask. If you save it, how do you extinguish it.
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I reuse it all the time.

    I use it in my chimney to start the next fire.

    I put the partial burnt to one side and new next to it.  

    Start your smoke with the partial burnt and let it burn to the new stuff.
  3. When done, I Close off vents to snuff. Next cook, shake out ash and small pieces, top off and mix in new, light and go.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Same here. I shut all vents to snuff the fire. On my mini-WSM I pull the charcoal basket out Shake out the ash, add more if ended and light.
  5. flyfish

    flyfish Fire Starter

    All. Thanks for the advice.

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