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Unread 10-11-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Charcoal at a comp when it raining

I have gone to a few comps this year and it has been really humid or raining. Our charcoal gets damp. It seems like it is really hard to get going, and stay burning at a decent temp or rate. Does anybody else have problems with their charcoal (lump or briquettes) when it is damp?

If so, is there anything I can do to help dry it out, or something along that line?

Or, is it just me and that I can't get a good fire going...


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Keep it in sealed storage tubs. Charcoal is used to absorb moisture, those little white packs you put in your gun safe to help keep moisture out is charcoal.
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^^^^^I have two in our backyard for lump and one for briquettes. When it rains, the charcoal remains dry and ready fro use.
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I keep it inside my car, in plastic five gallon buckets.
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A trash can with lid would work also. That's where I keep mine outside. It also keeps the trash can from blowing away.
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I have an action packer I keep my wood in now. Rugged and pretty waterproof. Last year, charcoal stayed in my truck until I needed it.
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I have an action packer I keep my wood in now. Rugged and pretty waterproof. Last year, charcoal stayed in my truck until I needed it.
Hate to ask, but what is an action packer?

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I have one of these storage boxes on my camper as a tongue box. Even at highway speed in driving rain, not a drop gets inside.

http://www.containerstore.com/shop/s...F-BABD020CCA7C

It would easily hold 30-40 pounds of briquettes.

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I am now really grateful that we apparently don't compete in the rain enough to think about this.
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You can buy a pet food container for about half the price. I just have a dedicated storage tub.
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I have one of these storage boxes on my camper as a tongue box. Even at highway speed in driving rain, not a drop gets inside.

http://www.containerstore.com/shop/s...F-BABD020CCA7C

It would easily hold 30-40 pounds of briquettes.

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Nice! I like this! I also have a problem keeping fuel dry at home as I do not really have any outdoor storage that is dry enough to keep it dry.

This looks like it might work. Maybe 2 of them.

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The truck works.
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The truck works.

Heck, I wish I had a truck big enough. Maybe one day..................

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