KBB charcoal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jp61, May 30, 2016.

  1. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Does age of charcoal have any effect on length of burn time? 

    I normally take advantage of sales and stock up. The last two bags I used, probably purchased a year ago or more, seemed to not last as long. 

    Am I imagining things or is this possible?
  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Sorry guys. I just now realized that I posted this thread under the sticky.
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I haven't had any issues with my supply. Have the bags been opened maybe the absorbed some extra moisture from the humidity?
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    hope not... I still have bags from sales last year even year before (I think) ... haven't been doing any smoking in a while.... when I do it's with the mini so it doesn't use much to begin with ...
  5. Seems if the charcoal had absorbed moisture, it would burn slower and at a lower temperature.
  6. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No, they haven't been opened. I just took the plastic wrap off of them Friday. I was also thinking of moisture being a possibility.

    I realize there are many variables during a smoke session and it could be just one or more of those variables that made it seem like I had a shorter burn time. Haven't had any issues in the past and this wasn't an issue either, I was just a little surprised to be running out of fuel when I normally would not be at that stage.
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
  7. I buy in bulk and store for a year plus some times, never noticed a difference.  Burned some KBB yesterday from  April of 2015, everything seemed normal.
  8. I open several bags at a time and store them in plastic tubs(for space savings).

    I haven't noticed a difference between the charcoal stored in tubs vs the original packaging.

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