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Unread 12-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Anyone want to share their method for sifting the rocks and insulation from lump charcoal?

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Use a different lump? I use WG Weekend Warrior lump never had that problem. If I had a continued problem with rocks, insulation ect... I wouldn't use it.
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Anyone want to share their method for sifting the rocks and insulation from lump charcoal?

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I made a wood box with chicken wire stapled at the bottom to sift out the dust and small pieces.
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Unread 12-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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Unfortunately there is not a lot of options when it comes to lump selection in socal so I am stuck with RO which is the affordable and available. I guess I will build a box.

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Don't bother! Just go with U.S.A. made Royal Oak lump. Never had a problem. What kind are you using?
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Oh is that what your using? It's made in 3 or 4 different places. I always get the made in U.S.A. bags. No problems.
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I buy it from Restaurant Depot. It says Made in The USA but I still find rocks and insulation in it.

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Oh! Ever try Stubbs? That's what I'll use when not using lump. :)
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Ace Hardware carries Wicked Good Weekend Warrier. Free delivery to your store if they don't have it in stock..
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Thanks I'll order a bag or two.

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I've never had an RO bag with insulation from Walmart . Occasional small rock though. Biggest complaint is alot of small pieces.
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My local Vons Pavilions has been carrying B&B Oak lump, which I love. I've also been getting Wicked Good via Ace ship-to-store and using coupon codes I've gotten from Brethren who've put up threads alerting us to specials.

The briqs at Trader Joes are great - they're rebadged Rancher. You can also get Nature Glo lump at Cal Char in Commerce. They have a bunch of other briqs and lump as well as splits, chunks, chips, all that. The Nature Glo can be very good but is inconsistent - no rocks, etc. that I'm aware of but once in a while you'll get bags with a lot of small pieces - but it's really cheap - like way less than $20 (maybe $14? can't remember) for a 40# bag.
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If you dump it into a garbage can full of water, the charcoal will float and the rocks fall to the bottom.
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If you dump it into a garbage can full of water, the charcoal will float and the rocks fall to the bottom.
Helpful as always. You may want to stay in WP for the next two weeks. You seem to have too much time on your hands.

I was actually going to say burn the charcoal and pick the rocks off the fire grate.
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