I guess you're never sure what you're gonna get when you go to pick up a Craigslist find. I was looking for coal and a guy was selling 2 tons for $20. It was a bit of a drive but I figured at that price, it would be worth it even if it wasn't the best coal. He said it was anthracite nut. In one of his emails he said it was "washnnut"
I'm new to coal but I had never heard of that. Anyway, a sunny day drive through the WV countryside with the wife and no kids was a good thing even if the coal wasn't.
The guy with the coal was a nice guy, state trooper, said he had tried burning it in a Brunco, it just melted together in a clump and went out. He had given up on burning it. What little I know about coal I learned from you folks here, but I figured it was bit coal. Some of it seemed kind of soft but some of it I couldn't break. He said the people he bought it from told him it was anthracite. He helped load it, which I appreciated; I would have hated to have to see my wife shovel two tons of coal.
When we got it home I threw a shovel full into our OWB, which we keep going a little in the summer for DHW, and it took right off, some yellow smoke, though not a lot, and in 10 or 15 minutes melted together and kept on burning. I think it will do fine mixing with wood in the OWB this winter. What do you think; bit coal?
In another forum I get on sometimes, the rule is if you don't have pics, it didn't happen. So here you go.