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Unread 12-16-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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Anybody ever do it yourself on making lump charcoal?
I bought a garbage can(metal) and have just burned off about 30 lbs.
I saw a lot of water and tar come out of the lid when I covered it up, is this normal?
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Unread 12-16-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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I'm sure there are brothers here who have your answer.
Please head over to cattle call and introduce yourself.
This is more of a post for q-talk.
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Unread 12-16-2006, 02:58 PM   #3
somebody shut me the fark up.
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I'll move it there and leace a redirect in the original.

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Unread 12-16-2006, 07:59 PM   #4
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Sounds like a job for Mike Rowe. Dirty Jobs.
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Unread 12-16-2006, 11:11 PM   #5
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thats condensation and soot and all the impurities that are burning off... perfectly normal as long as its just what amounts to condensation. should ..... some could be steaming if the wood is wet and it has to burn off.

no one ever said making your own lump is not gonna be messy. :)
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Unread 12-16-2006, 11:15 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by BBQchef33
no one ever said making your own lump is not gonna be messy. :)
I'll behave since it's Qtalk,
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Unread 12-17-2006, 04:05 AM   #7
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I make charcoal by putting wood in my firebox and then burning it. The only problem is that when I am all done, all I have left is ash.
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