Charcoal

Discussion in 'Cooking and Brewing' started by baseballdad, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. baseballdad

    baseballdad

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    What’s the better choice? I bought a 4-1 grill and I picked up some kingsford as it was next to the grills.

    I noticed that there was the match type where u don’t need lighter fluid and then there was some clump style?

    I was just wondering what everyone is using?

    I’m not going to get into the different charcoals that I seen today that have different flavors infused in it. I will add wood to get that
     
  2. 357Maximum

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    You can't add the lighter type to your grill while cooking (unless you like the oily taste of burnt accelerants that is).
     

  3. bowhunter426

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    In my egg grill I only use lump and get great results.
     
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  5. zig

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    Natural hardwood lump is the way to go. Burns clean and hot. As Kennybks says, you don't need any starter if you use a chimney. I switched from briquettes/fluid to hardwood lump and a chimney years ago, and I'm glad I did.
     
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  6. baseballdad

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    I knew about the chimney, I didn’t know u could get it going with out starter fluid.

    I learn something everyday on here, glad I asked
     
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    Switching to a chimney starter was best thing I did. Just don't put it directly on your garage floor or driveway. Elevate it on a couple of bricks.
     
  8. junkman

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    Briquettes are garbage.They are made from sawdust and are held together with a binder plus they have sand mixed in with them.Only use lump and a chimney.I use a propane torch to get mine going.If the lump gets too expensive you can also make it yourself.I do it from time to time.If you would like to know how let me know and I will explain it.
     
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  9. PunyTrout

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    You want to know how to make charcoal? Here ya go...


     
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  10. zig

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    No, no you should not do that. Or your kitchen floor, the hood of your car, your lawn chair, etc., etc. :D
     
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    I don't use this method.
     
  12. baseballdad

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    After watching that video I will just buy it lol
     
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    Another method is to fill your chimney with charcoal and then just put it on the side burner of a propane grill. A couple of minutes and the charcoal is taking off perfectly.
     
  14. DEDGOOSE

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    Under your chimney use paper towel soaked in veggie oil, it's faster
     
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  15. baseballdad

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    Thanks for the tip, I was using newspaper and it was taking a long time to get the coals hot