Monday, August 2, 2010

Charcoal Use & Storage

July and August is a great time to purchase charcoal. You'll know that you've found a great price on charcoal if it is less than $.22 a pound. You get roughly 16 - 18 briquettes per lb. You can cook roughly 32 dutch oven meals for around $11 (24 briquettes for a 10 inch dutch oven). Charcoal is the "least expensive fuel per BTU that you can store." (See Wendy's full article at for more information) You'll know just how useful charcoal can really be in your fuel storage plans. This handout gives some great tips on using this inexpensive and easily stored fuel source.