Lump Coal (Cowboy Charcoal)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by snowman, May 25, 2006.

  1. Does anyone here make their own cowboy charcoal? If so is it worth the time and money to make a burner to make it?

    Mike
     
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is an interesting topic, Mike. It will be interesting to see what kind of response it draws.

    As a side note I had a cousin that made lump charcoal once-afterwards, he figured that all the wood he burned to make lump charcoal he could have burned in his smoker using it 'stick burner' style.
     
  3. I would have thought that also UNTIL I found this site...

    http://www.twinoaksforge.com/BLADSMI...20CHARCOAL.htm

    After reading it maked total sense.... I don't know if I would go to the extent of making a bunker like this guy did, but I live in the boonies and the closest house is about 2 miles away.... I might give it a try this summer, because we grill every night and it get a little expensive to keep buying coal...

    Mike
     
  4. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok, for charcoal grilling I see where it would make since and if you have a wood source that is self sustaing then it makes it worthwhile. Thanks for sharing the link!
     
  5. I used the Cowboy charcoal when I smoked my chickens last weekend...
     
  6. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I went through a 25lbs bag last weened on the bbq. I threw on a li'l maple wood chips for added smoke. I like the Cowboy brand. There was another brand I can't rememnber the name but I liked it better, It had real tree looking charchoal not the hardwood flooring looking type of charcoal.
     

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