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POWERSTROKE
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26 11 9:51 am    Post subject: Charcoal Reply with quote

What type of charcoal (Lump,Bricket) does everyone prefer and how long does it last for.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26 11 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll probably get a variety of answers. It depends on what you can find locally as well. Royal Oak Lump seems to be pretty popular.

Try looking around your area to see what you have and then check out this site.

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm

A great charcoal review site! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26 11 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use both types depending on what is available and on sale. For lump I like the made in U.S.A Royal Oak and Frontier, as for briquettes I use Stubbs and Trader Joes (Original Charcoal Company)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26 11 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Royal Oak Lump for Beef, but I find it too hot to grill chicken on, so I am guilty of using the blue bag from time to time- .........but always with a couple chunks of splits for real flavor!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26 11 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Charcoal Reply with quote

POWERSTROKE wrote:
What type of charcoal (Lump,Bricket) does everyone prefer and how long does it last for.


POWERSTROKE, I use briquettes for grilling and have never really timed how long they stay at temperature. A lot of the UDS guys use briquettes and get some really long burn times.

Using a charcoal basket, my offset can get about a 3 hour burn on lump. YMMV
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26 11 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I generally use Royal Oak Lump. I'll use Cowboy lump from lowes if i don't have the usual RO.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27 11 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I'm likin the RO lump.
Waiting on tree bag's now for the 25 lbs. of brisket
that's going on tonight.

I've gone as far as a 4 1/2 hour burn
at 35 degree's out side temp.
and lost 10 degree's in the smoke box.
Seems to burn long at a consistent temp.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27 11 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Kingsford is the best charcoal available, period! If your cooking with a dutch oven.

Otherwise I use lump exclusively (Lazzari) and the briquette I would use is stubbs, until something better is readily available in my area.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27 11 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lump - Royal Oak or Weekend Warrior.
Longest I've gone on one load in the BGE is 32 hours.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27 11 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<------makes his own.

I also keep a bag of Kingsford briquettes and RO Lump as backups, but mostly I burn my own homemade lump as of last year. I love it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27 11 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell Fire Grill wrote:
I think Kingsford is the best charcoal available, period! If your cooking with a dutch oven.

Otherwise I use lump exclusively (Lazzari) and the briquette I would use is stubbs, until something better is readily available in my area.


Kingsford is full of stuff that ya dont want burning and mixing with your food.. Do a google of what is in Kingsford and you will see just what is in it.
Lots of briquettes out there without all the fillers.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27 11 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roxy wrote:
Hell Fire Grill wrote:
I think Kingsford is the best charcoal available, period! If your cooking with a dutch oven.

Otherwise I use lump exclusively (Lazzari) and the briquette I would use is stubbs, until something better is readily available in my area.


Kingsford is full of stuff that ya dont want burning and mixing with your food.. Do a google of what is in Kingsford and you will see just what is in it.
Lots of briquettes out there without all the fillers.



Never had any of that stuff burn through cast iron dutch oven, but I'll keep trying. I dont use it for grilling or BBQ just DOs. Cant beat it for the price.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27 11 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell Fire Grill wrote:
roxy wrote:
Hell Fire Grill wrote:
I think Kingsford is the best charcoal available, period! If your cooking with a dutch oven.

Otherwise I use lump exclusively (Lazzari) and the briquette I would use is stubbs, until something better is readily available in my area.


Kingsford is full of stuff that ya dont want burning and mixing with your food.. Do a google of what is in Kingsford and you will see just what is in it.
Lots of briquettes out there without all the fillers.



Never had any of that stuff burn through cast iron dutch oven, but I'll keep trying. I dont use it for grilling or BBQ just DOs. Cant beat it for the price.


I got ya, musta missed the Dutch oven part. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28 11 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use RO lump and Kingsford lump if I find it cheap.

RO briquettes for the DO.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28 11 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use Ryal Oak lump, and Kingsford,. Like others depnds on what we're doing.

Word of caution on the Royal Oak, don't know if anyone else here ran across it. Check the bag, if it is made in Argentina....don't buy it. It will spark like sparklers on the 4th of July.

Made in the USA is the one you want.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Wicked Good lump most of the time. Occasionally briquettes for grilling.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raine wrote:
We use Ryal Oak lump, and Kingsford,. Like others depnds on what we're doing.

Word of caution on the Royal Oak, don't know if anyone else here ran across it. Check the bag, if it is made in Argentina....don't buy it. It will spark like sparklers on the 4th of July.

Made in the USA is the one you want.


Used lots of Argentinian charcoal and yeah it sparks some but it stops well before the charcoal is ready to use. I have a friend who is in the business of importing and selling charcoal from there and it has to do with the wood being a lot denser than the woods we use up here. Because of this denser wood, it burns a bit hotter and does last longer. I got to say I have a few trophy's on my mantle from using charcoal from Argentina.

Come to think of it.. If ya want a good quality charcoal try and find some of the stuff out of Quebec. It is made with maple and is a ton better than most of the Royal Oak/ Kingsford lump I have used.

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag3.htm

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag9.htm

Lump from Argentina is my lump of choice.. I have used several dozen bags of the stuff and love it..!! Burns a long time and I get better temps with it and though Naked whiz dont seem to know where it is from, I know its from Argentina.. I have also gotten hunks of charcoal that are huge to say the least.. No jointed or flooring there..Laughing

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag85.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woody350ep wrote:
<------makes his own.

I burn my own homemade lump as of last year. I love it.


Yep, me too. Haven't bought charcoal for at least six months.

To the OP - Definitely check out nakedwhiz and compare to whats available to you locally.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Come to think of it.. If ya want a good quality charcoal try and find some of the stuff out of Quebec. It is made with maple and is a ton better than most of the Royal Oak/ Kingsford lump I have used.


That's sold at just about every hardware store in Ottawa, last bag I got had a lot of crumbs in it and I haven't bought it since.

RO is the best bang for the buck up here.

But this stuff is awesome:

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag75.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01 11 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inner10 wrote:

That's sold at just about every hardware store in Ottawa, last bag I got had a lot of crumbs in it and I haven't bought it since.

RO is the best bang for the buck up here.

But this stuff is awesome:

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag75.htm


I started reading the review and thought for a minute you gave the wrong link but after finishing it, it is good to know that there are some companies that really care about their products and customers. I would buy it if it was available near me just for that reason.
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