Saving Charcoal

Charcoal cookers (such as Weber Kettles)
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urbangriller
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Saving Charcoal

Post by urbangriller » Tue May 19, 2015 11:17 am

I'm doing a rotisserie test cook on the Mirage )http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... 47&t=15630) later today, it has a unique rear burner for the rotisserie which has really fine mesh, so I thought, this is a way to use up that tiny leftover charcoal from other cooks.

I have buckets of dusty old charcoal like this, not to mention the small broken stuff you get in the bottom of a bag:

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So I went to Bunnies and got some Handy Mesh and a plastic crate. I cut the mash to fit the crate.

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After a few shakes I turned this:

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Into this:

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Chris
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Re: Saving Charcoal

Post by Sjcampbell » Tue May 19, 2015 11:28 am

Chris

Great idea. It will also work for getting out the big wood chips when using chips in the Smokai. Might need a bit larger mesh size.

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Steve
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Gumb

Re: Saving Charcoal

Post by Gumb » Tue May 19, 2015 11:44 am

Brilliant idea Chris. :) I use the small bits in the Hibachi and that's a great way to sift through them.

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Re: Saving Charcoal

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Thu May 21, 2015 9:56 am

Put the dust in your compost or wee on it in a bucket then put it on your garden
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Re: Saving Charcoal

Post by urbangriller » Thu May 21, 2015 10:08 am

I just used a couple of handlfuls in the rear burner of the Mirage cooking a Porketta: http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... 47&t=15630 It went really well, so I've screened all the buckets of old charcoal I had left and I've got about 15kg of little bits bagged up now! :D
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Post by tfx » Fri May 22, 2015 11:44 am

I have been thinking about making up some briquettes with some apple chips for bacon making. Been slowly using mine up in kebab grill cup at a time.

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Re: Saving Charcoal

Post by dionysus32 » Fri May 22, 2015 1:14 pm

Just adding on to this I purchased a deep fry basket from ebay for cheap and do the same thing, good thing is it comes with a handle so load it up and give it a shake and you're done..

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Re: Saving Charcoal

Post by Gumb » Fri May 22, 2015 4:42 pm

People on here just keep coming up with great ideas!

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Re: Saving Charcoal

Post by peteru » Sun May 24, 2015 4:06 pm

I've been using an old conical lamp shade and doing the shaking straight over the compost bin. This stuff is best done on a still day. The last thing you want is a big gust of wind blowing all that dust onto your washing or in your face.
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