reusing charcoal

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by firelock, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. firelock

    firelock Fire Starter

    Hi all, Do any of you Guys reuse the Charcoal from the Last Grilling. I save mine in a steel bucket and use them on the next BBQ grilling along with new Charcoal...
  2. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    sure.. why not... cost to much to throw out...

    they are already "experienced"...
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  3. jcurrier

    jcurrier Smoke Blower

    I always shut down tight to preserve as much "used" lump for the next burn
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  5. X2, I just leave the lump in my Kamado Kooker after each cook!  
  6. tacswa3

    tacswa3 Fire Starter

    I find its a pain to relight. Seems to take FOREVER to get hot/burning. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
  7. vinnie39189

    vinnie39189 Newbie

    Use a chimney starter. Put 1/3 to 1/2 new bricks in bottom then top off with the used ones. Take one paper towel and roll it up like a hot dog. Stuff half of it in a bottle of cooking oil so it is well soaked. I turn the bottle upside down for about 5 seconds. Light the dry end of the paper towel and set your chimney over it. Your new and used coals will be 'white hot' in no time.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    New on bottom, old on top.

    You'll at least salvage a little use from the old ones.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic


    with a komodo you have to reuse it, you'd waste a lot of charcoal.
  10. There are many roads that lead to the same destination. This is what I do: I sift out the ash by shaking the charcoal ring, add new to old, and dump lit on the unlit.

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
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