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Offline bbqchuck

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Coal?
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:16:05 AM »
I've been reading the term "coal" used in some threads. Are they using actual coal? Like coal from the ground "coal"? Or is it really just wood charcoal (lump charcoal) they mean?


Offline TXCraig1

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Re: Coal?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 09:25:39 AM »
The word "coal" is commonly misused here and at other pizza websites. In the context of home pizza making, it almost never means "coal" as in the  sedimentary rock but rather some variety of charcoal. I can't remember a single example of anyone actually using "coal" at home.

I'd say that more time than not, people are actually referring to charcoal briquettes which may contain some amount of "coal" in addition to sawdust charcoal, sawdust, binders, and various chemicals.
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Re: Coal?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 11:37:40 AM »
Would it be accurate to say though, that Elite style NY coal fired pizza should use real coal?
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Re: Coal?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 11:42:23 AM »
YES!

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Re: Coal?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 12:02:57 PM »
Would it be accurate to say though, that Elite style NY coal fired pizza should use real coal?

If it doesn't, it's not.
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Re: Coal?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 02:39:28 PM »
I've been reading the term "coal" used in some threads. Are they using actual coal? Like coal from the ground "coal"? Or is it really just wood charcoal (lump charcoal) they mean?


"Coal" in this situation is anthracite :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite
                 
                     
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