About: Anthracite Coal VS Charcoal (Alternative Fuel Series)
Hey man. As far as i know coal has loads of ingredients ( known as impurities ) like sulphur in them where as the wood charcoal has had them cooked out. I think you need to expose your anthracite to heat in a coking process to clean it up a bit. I think ! Im no metallurgist lol. Think i read that in some book about steel making in Derbyshire,England. Pronounced "Darbyshir. Shir not shyer. Great vid mate. 👍
I live in a place that has a few coal mines, most of the near ones have been abandoned because of park boundary changes. I found a few pieces of anthracite on the side of a river one day, but not enough to get it to keep itself lit. I just keep it as a cool rock that I can surprise people by telling them it's coal. It's really light compared to a lot of other rocks.
But yeah, as others have said, it's far easier to find lump charcoal than it is anthracite.
I live in Texas so no coal here so I have to use charcoal
Would charcoal be environmentally friendly since it’s made by a renewable source?
Tractor Supply Company (a nationwide chain stores) sells Anthracite Nut coal for about $6/40lb. bag.
I recently tried anthrocite and use lump to start it. It's great burns very clean. No smoke
I used anthracite for years, once you get used to starting it, it’s really no big deal. It holds heat longer, it more efficient in its consumption level, and it is about 3x cheaper than lump charcoal. I would use the anthracite over charcoal, any day. Good video!
Availability is a major deciding factor. Lump charcoal can be easily gotten from any box store or grocery store throughout the US, coal isn't as readily available as that.
The anthracite burns more constantly and holds its heat. I find charcoals heat goes down quite quickly once it goes white
green wood next green wood next please, oh and those little fires like that stump your supposed to wizz on em to put them out, thats haw a maaayn does et.
Thank you for the info, and not the first stump you lit on fire. Lol
Roy great video... you can really see the difference on how long the Anthracite hold on longer than the hardwood charcoal.. If I'm not mistaken the only benefit of using the hardwood charcoal is it is a lot harder to burn a piece. As always a great video loaded with fantastic info.. God Bless Roy and Jess
I'm in an area where bituminous is not found at all so I'm stuck with anthracite rice coal which is the worst anthracite you can get and it does fine. Don't know why everyone is so against anthracite