Razzler wrote:IThe ash seemed to be higher the i expected, i didn't figer it out but a guess would be 12% maybe. I may have just got a bad couple of bags
I've noticed something about ash. This year i experimented with rice, pea, and nut coals a day. Rice coal I get about a 1/4 of a bag of ash a day (I reuse the bags they come in to dump the cooled off ashes), Pea - 1/4 to 1/2 a bag ash, and nut, almost a full bag a day using Blaschak. I burn about 1-1 1/4 bags a day which to me is expensive. Rice and Pea burn quicker. Nut coal will burn well when started with wood, but then seems to struggle too much.
I mix coals. Once the pea nut is burning real well, I might add rice to top off. If I'm going out, I use nut coal in hopes that it will burn longer. Well, it seems no matter what I use, I'm adding coals every 2 -3 hours and shaking the grills to get those nasty klunkers out. Maybe if i had a better coal, if there really is one, I wouldn't be struggling to keep the heat? Fires seem to burn well but eat seems piss poor, which is why I am adding coals all the time.