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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lsmoguy, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Hello all,

    This morning when I was cleaning the firebox out, I noticed a couple of solid items of what looked like rock among the pile of ash in the firebox.  I recently switched brands of lump charcoal, but have never noticed this before.

    Has anyone else noticed rocks among their ash when using lump charcoal?

    I am assuming that these pieces are part of the chemical reaction of the carbonization of the lump coal.

    But, they look a lot like the landscaping rock that I have in the backyard.

    BTW, I am attempting my first smoked ground turkey meatloaf.  Wish me luck!
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you wrap in bacon to hold it together? If not what binder did you use? I like smoked turkey, and had thought about this before.
  3. Hello Ismoguy.  I have run across that same thing myself.  Almost like burned ( black ) petrified wood.  Maybe someone smarter than me will enlighten us both.  Keep Smokin!

  4. Thanks for the replies!

    No, I thought about the bacon weave, but trying to stay healthy (ironically enough with the sides we eat with the meat I smoke), I decided against the bacon weave.  I mixed jalapenos, onion, green pepper, garlic, and the other standard ingredients in with the ground turkey meat.  And, plan to top it with BBQ sauce 1/2 hour before I pull it off the smoker for a little more taste.

    I will post pictures when the cook is complete.

    Thanks for the PM tips Danny!
  5. As promised, here is a picture of the final product.

  6. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang that looks pretty dang tastee! Did ya make a lot of smiles?