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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21 16 5:06 am    Post subject: Help with lump Reply with quote

I've always used kingsford charcoal but wanting to try and see how lump cooks. I've got an assassin 24 smoker coming and wanted to see what's a good lump to use?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21 16 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21 16 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever you do, don't buy any of the Vision lump from Sam's Club unless you want a bag of dust. Same goes for Best of the West which packages it for Vision.

I personally use Nature-Glo which is packaged for the restaurant industry by Royal Oak. It may be hard to find since it seems to be a regional thing.

I don't think you can go wrong with Royal Oak... usually can be had at Walmart. In case you weren't aware, here's a good web site for comparing brands of charcoal; http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21 16 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finding decent lump at a reasonable price is quite a challenge these days.

IMO/E:

Carbon del Sur is a good lump at a decent price available at Restaurant Depot.

http://carbondelsur.co/

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=66756&view=previous&sid=97334a3b7d066476daa8ec26251da890

Various flavor B&B brand lump is available at Academy Sports & Outdoors at slightly higher $/lb. Oak, mesquite, and hickory flavors. I didn't care for their oak lump but plan to try their mesquite & hickory varieties. I also plan to give their char logs a spin in my trailer rig at some point.

http://www.academy.com/shop/browse/SearchDisplay?categoryId=&searchTerm=b%26b+lump

Kamado Joe brand is good lump at even more $/lb. available through Ace Hardware with free shipping to the Ace store.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=21529906&KPID=16019739&pla=pla_16019739

There are boutique lumps out there for even more $/lb you can find at or near the top of the Reader Ratings list on The Naked Whiz site Mike posted the link for, mostly by mail order.

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

I don't recommend Cowboy brand lump personally.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22 16 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the info. Yeah lump is higher but I found some at Walmart Royal oak. Going to mix some blue and some lump. Got to use what the wallet allows.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01 16 10:24 am    Post subject: lump Reply with quote

Walmart brand Royal Oak. Wegmans brand. I haven't had many bad experiences from others either. I have found nails at the bottom of my kettle grill after when cleaning out the grill.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09 16 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Royal Oak is very good ... if you get the right one. There are a bunch of different Royal Oaks.

Primo is very good and tested very well at naked whiz. Check their web site for a dealer in your area.
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