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charcoal to bbq to ash?

updated wed 21 jul 99


Frank Martin on tue 20 jul 99

Steve -
While cleaning out the old smoker, I have too contemplated the use of
the briquette's ash from my brinkman.

I've found that charcoal briquette's can contain two and up to six
basic ingredients:

(1) coarse ground lump hardwood charcoal which is nearly pure carbon,
(2) raw hardwood sawdust of raw wood particles,
(3) white specks of sodium nitrate for quicker lighting,
(4) anthracite coal which adds to charcoal's heat-producing ability
(it burns without smoking),
(5) powdered limestone for its whitening effect to produce a gray ash,
(6) liquid cornstarch paste which glues these powdered and granular
products together.

Frank Martin
Warwick, NY

Here is a good bbq sauce for your next wood fire or backyard cook out.

* Exported from MasterCook *

"Miss Piggies Perfume"

Recipe By : Frank Martin
Serving Size : 20 Preparation Time :0:45
Categories : BBQ SAUCE

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup heinz 57 steak sauce
1/4 cup onion flakes
1 cup beer
1/4 cup sugar, brown
2 tablespoons molasses, blackstrap
1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
1 teaspoon soy sauce, dark
3 pinches turmeric
2 pinches mustard powder
2 pinches chili powder
2 pinches black pepper
2 pinches cayenne pepper /add more for heat
2 pinches five spice
1 cap wright's liquid smoke

heat on low and till it bubbles, don't let it burn.
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>Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:31:15 EDT
>From: Stephen Grimmer
>Subject: Re: Charcoal to ash?

> I suppose if the charcoal is in the range of 2" or so, you could
load it
>in the ol' Weber, light it, and throw on some Carne Asada. Invite the 3

>helpers from the kiln for a fiesta, as long as they bring the peppers,
>onions, tortillas, and tequila. Yum! Serve the food on the pots that
>out of the firing, of course!

>steve grimmer
>drooling in marion illinois