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Agaffer



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01 17 6:57 am    Post subject: odd charcoal issue Reply with quote

I have been using Royal Oak for years on my BGE and Stumps and have always been pleased with it. However, I have had three cooks in a row now where the charcoal burnt straight down but didn't spread to the outside pieces.
At the same time each cook has been on a new ceramic grill with a CyberQ which is also new to me. I have always used a BBQ Guru DigiQ in the past.
So, a couple of questions has anybody else noticed a change in Royal Oak? Also, has anybody else felt that the CyberQ does not hold the temp steady the way the DigiQ does?
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SmokingPiney
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01 17 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: odd charcoal issue Reply with quote

Agaffer wrote:
At the same time each cook has been on a new ceramic grill with a CyberQ which is also new to me.


Two big variables changed here and you suspect the fuel....

New cooker / new controller - new way of cooking. Don't blame the fuel off the bat.

You need to learn that new cooker and controller.
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brutus1964
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01 17 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds more like an air flow issue rather than a fuel issue. With all the changes I would try a few more cooks and make changes along the way to see how each change affects your burn and temps. You may try to start the cook by placing the lit coals around the outside of your charcoal pile and let it burn in.

If you really think its the Royal Oak, you can use some of the same charcoal in the BGE and see if it performs the same as it always has.
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Agaffer



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04 17 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your replies. I asked in order to try and narrow down which variable was the problem. It wasn't the charcoal.
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