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michaelmilitello

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Might be time to empty the ashes...
« on: October 05, 2019, 10:12:20 AM »



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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 11:13:31 AM »
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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 08:52:03 AM »
Wow, how long did it take you to fill it up? 1 season or 2?

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Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 09:46:52 AM »
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I do a lot of low and slow cooks in weekends.  Usually at least 5 hours of lns cooking.  Iíd say I cook on a kettle 5-6 days a week when the weather is warm.  Therefore, lotsa ash.


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Walchit

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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 11:55:47 AM »
I need to get one of those for my ash. I've been dumping in my fire pit, so now I'm gonna have to shovel it all out eventually.

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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 03:13:07 PM »

I need to get one of those for my ash. I've been dumping in my fire pit, so now I'm gonna have to shovel it all out eventually.

Yes..... Been there . Itís. pain in the ass .


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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 06:10:45 AM »
I don't have a whole lot of ash sitting around. First, I use RO lump exclusively, which produces very little ash. When I am done with a cook, and everything has cooled down, I dump them in my trash bag. Done. :-)
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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 06:36:04 AM »
I'm sure our local garbage men hate me with the occasional ash bomb that results from them dumping our garbage into the truck. If my wife would allow me to dump the ashes into the garden, we'd have a retaining wall.
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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 07:28:16 AM »
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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 02:18:55 PM »
I'm sure our local garbage men hate me with the occasional ash bomb that results from them dumping our garbage into the truck. If my wife would allow me to dump the ashes into the garden, we'd have a retaining wall.
Putting them in your garden would be a big mistake because the potassium hydroxide will make the alkalinity of the soil go way up, then the un-composted grease will get you a fly infestation or gophers stopping by for dinner. If your burning brickettes you'll have even worse results. A few handfuls scattered widely is ok but clumps will do you more harm than good.
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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 05:51:27 AM »
I'm sure our local garbage men hate me with the occasional ash bomb that results from them dumping our garbage into the truck. If my wife would allow me to dump the ashes into the garden, we'd have a retaining wall.
Putting them in your garden would be a big mistake because the potassium hydroxide will make the alkalinity of the soil go way up, then the un-composted grease will get you a fly infestation or gophers stopping by for dinner. If your burning brickettes you'll have even worse results. A few handfuls scattered widely is ok but clumps will do you more harm than good.

Hence why my wife won't allow it.  She's the genius of the family!
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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 06:07:17 AM »
Maybe Iím an idiot but I usually scrape out my bowl and dump it on the back part of our back yard. Then Iíll rake the ash to spread it out a tad. I use all natural briquettes. My grass isnít dead yet.

Should I get a large metal can to collect in then set it out to the trash? Seems like a lot of management for ash.


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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 05:11:46 PM »
My galvanized can came as a result of melting down a plastic trash can (when I thought they were cool...alcohol was involved...bad bad bad)


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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2019, 06:10:44 AM »
My galvanized can came as a result of melting down a plastic trash can (when I thought they were cool...alcohol was involved...bad bad bad)


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Oh I've done that before - one morning in a rush to get to church (trying to multi-task), I dumped the ashes from our fire pit into the garbage bin. The just-ever-so-smoldering embers from caught fire by lunchtime.  Luckily, our neighbor's daughter happened to see the flames running up through the hole it made in the bottom corner and got our attention to put it out.  Scary stuff for sure - I'm more patient now!
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Re: Might be time to empty the ashes...
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2019, 07:00:00 AM »
I do exactly as Michael does. Is yours a 3 gallon?  I have a 3 gallon with lid. I highly recommend it if your like me and do not have a spot to dump it. Itís a safe non flammable container to store spent ashes and the lid snuffs out any remaining embers. After itís full and none have been added for a few days, I dump it in a trash bag and throw away. Itís very easy and you will never have to worry about starting a fire in your trash can.

Also if you need to dump hot ashes for whatever reason, you can.


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