URGENT issue with charcoal please advise

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URGENT issue with charcoal please advise

Post by hank1965 » January 25th, 2017, 5:12 pm

I was smoking chickens to day with some new lump charcoal I got at home depot this is what happened

the entire inside of my smoker is white
the food is white
and the charcoal seems to have a faint sulfur smell
this was laredo premium charcoil

I have photos need to down load them now cant figure out how to post pics



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Post by hank1965 » January 25th, 2017, 5:38 pm

here are the pics
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Post by Pete Mazz » January 26th, 2017, 5:39 am

Not much info on the charcoal out there. I've never seen anything like that happen with charcoal.


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 26th, 2017, 7:24 am

You know I just got three bags of this stuff at Restaurant Depot and used it to make some jerky, It did taste off I thought the wood I used to flavor it was too green. I think I will just use this stuff to light my stick burner. The bag says 100% natural but it doesn't say what. There are a lot of natrural things I don't want to cook with. It is made in Mexico.


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Post by Porky » January 26th, 2017, 2:22 pm

Sounds like the charcoal is made from dried donkey dung,better choose another brand.I tried my hand at making my own charcoal,the results were very good,but I did notice my homemade charcoal burned much hotter than store bought,and burned up a bit quicker,but the flavor of the porklions I smoked was superb.



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Post by The Czar » January 26th, 2017, 3:45 pm

No pics ....never happened Porky


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Post by ajfoxy » January 26th, 2017, 7:20 pm

No pics ....never happened Porky
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Post by Pete Mazz » January 26th, 2017, 8:28 pm

"Mix of mesquite, ebony and oak "

I gleaned this off the net. Not sure about ebony. Never heard of that used for smoking.


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Post by Porky » January 27th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Ha,I tried to send pics with photobucket,that was a failure,and I ate all the evidence.



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Post by Rodcrafter » January 27th, 2017, 5:47 pm

Ajfoxy and

DC told you didn't he Porky?


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Post by hank1965 » February 1st, 2017, 4:41 pm

so the company contacted me on the 28th with a few questions they said they will send out some free items and probably retrieve the baf and a half of this charcoal I have left....we will wait to see what happens



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Post by bigbook » May 4th, 2017, 9:30 am

So how about a follow-up. I've got a bag of that in the garage. Not going to use it till I hear what's up........

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Post by Rodcrafter » May 4th, 2017, 10:48 am

I have a bag and a half of it. I use it to light my stick burner, that's it.


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Post by Mo Smoke » May 5th, 2017, 10:21 am

Not sure I would even use it to burn trash. Probably wouldn't touch it.. back to the store for a credit or a refund if it was me.


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Post by hank1965 » June 20th, 2017, 2:28 am

so I didn't get much resolve from them....took them over a month and several emails to get them to send a return stamp and they had offered me nothing by this time I decided to just cut my losses



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Post by Big T » June 20th, 2017, 5:32 pm

Sometimes it just ain't worth the trouble.


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