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Wow... BGE lump

ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
Everyone within walking distance of my place was out of lump except for the hardware store that carried BGE. $27 for 20 lbs bag. Yikes.

On a side note, walking home a 3/4 mile with a 20 pound bag of lump... Lets just say I made frequent "hydration" breaks at the bars on the way back home.
Pentwater, MI

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  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    Oh, I know, but living in Chicago, there are no Wally Worlds around. Only other brands locally are Cowboy and Trader Joe's, and places that sold them were out. Just not a huge BBQ area, same reason I have a hard time finding ground beef that is not 93/7 :(
    Pentwater, MI
  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 227
    edited May 2012
    Really? Not any/many Wally's in Chicago?
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    None in the city limits
    Pentwater, MI
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 14,239
    No Wally Worlds would be too soon for me-I just have a thing about WW-and I'm fine with that. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
  • SandBillySandBilly Posts: 227
    Wouldn't bother me either...
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    Screw WW
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Sam's club or Costco? You might have luck there. I pay $14.99 for 40 lbs at Sam's (sorry)
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • AdamdAdamd Posts: 160
    Walmart does not go into big cities because they can't get the big buildings needed and the parking required together like you normally see the stores look like. They are however starting to do Walmart express like stores that are kind of like Walgreen's. 
  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    i hate WW aka China-mart too but it's a great place to stock up on cheap RO lump. WW are not in any major urban cities because it doesn't fit their business model: Cheap real estate surrounded by low income housing.
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    Walmart does not go into big cities because they can't get the big buildings needed and the parking required together like you normally see the stores look like. They are however starting to do Walmart express like stores that are kind of like Walgreen's. 

    thats not really the issue.  there is space here in chicago... has more to do with unions and rate of pay for workers.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 14,239
    A bit of a thread hi-jack here, but it's a good thing WW isn't the only place to get lump or I would be SOL:)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    Everyone within walking distance of my place was out of lump except for the hardware store that carried BGE. $27 for 20 lbs bag. Yikes.

    On a side note, walking home a 3/4 mile with a 20 pound bag of lump... Lets just say I made frequent "hydration" breaks at the bars on the way back home.
    where did you buy it at?  armitage direct?
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    edited May 2012
    yup
    Pentwater, MI
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 604
    that sux. 
  • horsefleshhorseflesh Posts: 206
    Try restaurant supply stores.
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    Oh, I know there are plenty of places if I wanted to drive, but the whole thing was that was the only bag I could find in walking distance. Had a good parking spot on the street and didn't want to lose it. :)
    Pentwater, MI
  • Ah, life in the city :)
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 520
    On the other hand, it's nice to be able to put on a long cook, walk to the corner bar and walk back every couple hours to check on the food. :)
    Pentwater, MI
  • No doubt. Just busting you a little. I probably couldn't do long term in the city but I love it when I'm there. Of course I have kids, dogs, cars, etc so I'm currently built for burb life.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,589
    Everyone within walking distance of my place was out of lump except for the hardware store that carried BGE.
    Wow; there's only three places within driving distance of me that carry lump... (within reason, of course)
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  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 299
    Wow; there's only three places within driving distance of me that carry lump... (within reason, of course)
    Only one here - Wally World. Life in the boonies is great - most of the time.  ;)

    Seriously considering trying to make my own lump. It isn't that difficult to do and I have oak firewood available to do it.
  • Mole351Mole351 Posts: 110
    How do you make your own?
  • VA in GAVA in GA Posts: 54

     

     
    Only one here - Wally World. Life in the boonies is great - most of the time.  ;)

    Hey!   I don't know what state your boonies are in but Wally world here in the boonies of the thumb of Michigan and in Port Huron doesn't even carry Royal Oak brand!  :-(     I've spent 2 different days and drove around 200 miles or more, looking for lump charcoal, NONE!     Not Kroger brand, Royal Oak or Kingsford lump charcoal!  Now I will need to go back to where I purchased my BGE from about 75 miles one way to at least buy BGE lump, had no ideal that lump charcoal was so hard to find!  I'll be sure to stcok up! :-) 

    Proud Griller of a BGE Medium, Small and Large in May 2015!
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