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Anybody use Stubb's or K Competition briquettes?

hogsfanhogsfan Posts: 128
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'll be honest. I've never really liked using lump. No matter how many different brands I try, I ALWAYS find lump to be sparky and there is almost always extra crap (trash, rocks, etc) in the bag no matter how expensive the lump is. I hate all the tiny pieces that fall through or clog the grate. I fight through it though because I always considered it comes with the territory.

Well tonight something happened that scared the crap out of me. I was using a well known and recommended brand and mid cook I opened the lid and a large spark popped right at my eye. It missed my eye by about an inch but got caught in my hair. I got it out of my hair and I'm fine but I burned some of my hair and could have gotten that in my eye. Has anybody had any luck with all natural briquettes? I know there will be more ash but I don't care. I clean my egg every cook anyways. Has anybody found a decent briquette that like? 


  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604

    no responses here eh?

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,551
    ive used royal oak briquettes, put a grill under the fire ring as a lump grate and another grill on top of the ring, your pretty limited to using it as a grill only and the taste isnt the same but is ok. sunglasses and a hat is a better option. now why did i use briquettes, well i picked up a dozen bags of lump and the briquettes were in the same darn red bag mixed in with the lump, argghh.
  • Dan in StLDan in StL Posts: 252
    I have a 4 year old bag of Kingsford sitting in my basement...
  • pswarrenpswarren Posts: 96
    I can't help with this one, never tried the briquets. We sell the Kingsford natural competition briquets, but I don't believe any BGE customers have purchased them. I have considered them for cold smoking though.
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