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charcoal

WalkersbaldWalkersbald Posts: 12
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
anyone use a different brand of charcoal than the big green egg brand? i heard there was a cowboy brand.

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    There are hundreds of brands of lump charcoal. Check out the Nakedwhiz's site. http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm     It should answer all your questions on lump. Due to price, I would only buy BGE brand charcoal as a last resort. I prefer Royal Oak (in the red bag) from Wally world.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • I'm with travisstrick, RO from Wally is good.
    Large BGE Dyersburg TN
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,537
    I like Ozark Oak a lot.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    Mickey, where do you get the Ozark Oak? The new HEB in Belton has a several brands of lump. I got a big bag of their "Central Marked" branded stuff. We will see how it turns out.

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,537
    Salado at the Egg dealer. Keith's Ace Hardware.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • RO
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    I use "Royal Oak Steakhouse" (green bag), "Ozark Oak" or here lately "The Good One".  I'm really liking The Good One.  Lots of big pieces, low ash and a long burn time.  It's priced right too at $17.00 for a 20 lb. bag.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Wicked Good for long, low and slows and RO for everything else.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,851
    I agree with Mighty_Quinn. Can't beat Wicked Good for long cooks.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • I use the Nature-Glo, comes in a brown bag.  40lb bag costs $21
  • hogaholichogaholic Posts: 225
    BGE charcoal is way too expensive for me ($28.00 for 20 lbs at my local dealer).  It is Royal Oak anyway, so why pay this premium.

    I am currently burning the Best of the West brand from Sam's.  It's OK, not great.  Too much ash and some of those pieces of lump are as big as stovewood, but for $10.00 bucks for 20 lbs I'll put up with those shortcomings.

    Royal Oak is still my favorite though.
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    edited January 2012
    Damn, I wish I could get Nature-Glo here!  I like the price and the Whiz gives it a good review.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Wicked Good is awefully tough to beat.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    Never herd of wicked good Is it a local product or available anywhere
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Company is Maine....they distribute somewhat nationwide to select specialty grill and patio stores or you can order directly from the company. My dealer here in the Denver area carries it.

    http://www.wickedgoodcharcoal.com/

  • Use the link provided by Mighty_Quinn.  Three 22 lbs bags delivered to your door for around $75.  This stuff lasts forever, so don't get turned off by the price.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    For me to pick it up it is $23 and some change after tax for the 22lb bag, so shipped direct from wicked good is a good way to go.
  • hogaholichogaholic Posts: 225
    All this charcoal talk got me looking around today.

    Picked up two Royal Oak American lump, 8.8 lb bags (whatever happened to 10 lb bags??) here in Jackson at a wholesale food outlet.  Paid $5.95 apeice, $13.06 tax and all.  That comes to 74 cents a pound.  Not bad


    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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