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Discussion in 'Lunatic Lounge' started by Professur, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Frost on the grass and had to scrape the windshield this morning. Summer's over folks.
     
  2. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Well, I suppose it is for you.
     
  3. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Last week I tried to buy charcoal ... nothing larger than a 10lbs bag to be had anywhere. My stocks are down to one 18 lbs bag of briquette and half a bag of lump, and then I'm all out.
     
  4. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Ya want I should send you some? :D
     
  5. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    I might well need you to. I've already got a couple of pork sides in the freezer waiting for thanksgiving, but I doubt I've the charcoal to finish the job. How much are you paying for 18lbs?
     
  6. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    You know you can use real wood in a charcoal grill, right? Just make sure its not 'lumberyard' wood. Find some fallen limbs from a maple/oak/apple tree and start storing them next to your fireplace wood. If you start now, you may find enough to finish your pork...and you'll add some flavor from the smoke as well. It'll take a bit longer to finish your grilling, but it will be worth it. Just toss the wood on top of the charcoal, and keep it stoked so the temperature of the grill doesn't drop below 195F.
     
  7. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    I buy a 2 pack, 21lbs each, at Sams Club for eleven bucks
     
  8. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Ceramic briquette plus mesquite wood chips.

    I could've sworn that I saw some bags of coal at Club Pricey last week.
     
  9. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    When you manage to light a ceramic briquette, let me know.
     
  10. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    That's a helluva lot better than the $12/18lbs I'm looking at .
     
  11. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Propane, baybe!
     
  12. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

  13. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Aah...that the BBQ you ended up buying?
    Very nice!
    I recall a thread about that decision, but didn't recall the outcome.

    I'm assuming that you checked the Club Price and Home Depots for coal.
     
  14. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Gato's way is better for smoking. I keep a bunch of fallen limbs from the maples all around my property for just this purpose.
     
  15. tonksy

    tonksy New Member

    We just turned off the AC for opened windows. Not such a harbinger as Prof's frost but it's what we mark here in GA.
     
  16. majestyx

    majestyx New Member

    Still in the high 80's to low 90's here during the day and in the mid-60's at night. Hasn't made it to the appropriate temp just yet to turn off the A/C. :blush:
     
  17. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    We keep that sort of thing for heating the house in winter.

    I did the tour and came up dry. Most places have already replaced their garden furniture with Christmas decorations. Finally, I resorted to WallyMart and they had stock. Came away with 4 18lbs bags of Royal Oak briquette. I'll probably go back for a few bags of lump, but at 10lbs a bag, I wanted bigger.
     
  18. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    I'm not talking branches, or cord-wood. Nothing larger than you can break up with your bare hands. You'd be surprised how much smoke those smaller limbs put out, or how long they last...


    Thats a bit much. How big of a fire are you making. :eek: :eek:
     
  19. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    I think that is for the whole winter, they tend not to sell BBQ materiels in winter here.
     
  20. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Or in early spring for that matter. Yeah, I'm laying in stores. The thing is, that big ass grill takes a lot of coal to run. 2 4lbs chimneys for the main grill, and another for the offset if I'm using that. Then there's the possibility of another brisket before the cold cuts me off for the winter. That's gonna eat a bag all by it's lonesome.
     

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