Originally Posted by boatnut
curious as to how you made your own cherry lump? bacon looks great!!!
Thank you! Actually, I had to build a fire for a church event. Brought a box of cherry wood, laid fire, lit it. Two hours later the event was over so I spread the coals all over the fireplace so they'd go out. Next week I took a bucket back and lo and behold about 3 gallons of nice ice-cube sized pieces of cherry lump, along with a couple of cups of hardwood ash. Today I just dumped the cherry lump into my charcoal basket over my lawn and gave it a shake. That got rid of the loose ash. The rest was stock-standard Minion method.