How To Store
How to Store Your Charcoal and Other Tips
unprotected will expose it to humidity, fog, and dew. This can lead to making it nearly impossible to ignite.
and also keeps dust from coming out when moving the bag around, sitting down, etc.
and does not rust. Whatever type of container you select, here some of the most important tips to remember when storing:
Avoid Contact with Water
you already know that the kindling you have to use must be dry. The same goes for your charcoal.
Otherwise, you might find that your charcoal supply will no longer ignite.
What to do if your charcoal gets wet
that are still solid can be dried in the sun for a couple of days. Lay them out in a single layer and flip them over between days. You want to make
sure they are completely dry to the core, otherwise they will take longer to light.
Seal the bag
After every use, roll the top of your bag down to securely seal the bag. Once sealed, store it in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location away from any
source of heat or moisture. For instance, in any of the storage bins or containers that we mentioned above.
Does Charcoal have a Shelf Life
The best charcoal storage containers will allow lump charcoal to last indefinitely. As long as it has been kept in a cool,
dry place well away from any moisture or humidity, you can expect your charcoal to last years and years.
Choosing a Storage Spot
choose a spot that isn’t in direct sunlight. You should find someplace cool and dry. Ideally, a garage or basement that is naturally dry would be a great place for this. If the basement or garage is not
naturally dry, you could use a dehumidifier to help pull the moisture out of the air.
containers themselves be sealed airtight and kept away from any windows or source of sunlight. If you live in an especially humid climate, outdoor storage sheds
may not be the most ideal location. Look for an enclosed area that is relatively cool and dry.