Lump Coal (Cowboy Charcoal)

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snowman

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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
 

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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.
 

snowman

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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
 

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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!
 

joed617

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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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