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Neutral Lump

JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
This is a very broad question, but can you guys reccomend a neutral flavored lump?

I'm looking for something that provides a very mild smoke flavor for specific cooks. I am currently using Ozark Oak, but are there any out there with less smoke / odor?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,821
    binchotan charcoal, but it's ridiculously expensive.
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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    binchotan charcoal, but it's ridiculously expensive.
    The name even sounds expensive lol
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 456
    Wicked Good Weekend Warrier is what I use for "neutral" lump. I find it pretty mild compared to others.
    Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber 22.5" One-Touch - Weber Smokey Joe
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,086
    I would recommend Wicked Good Weekend Warrior for an excellent "neutral" flavored lump.  I have used it, Ozark Oak, generic Royal Oak and a few others and for me it is the most neutral of the group.  It takes a while to light but the size and density make it great for the low&slows which is when I use it.  Will go with the others for hot&fast cooks.  FWIW-
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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    edited July 2012
    Excellent guys, thanks for the tip. I'll get some from my local Ace Hardware
  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    Got 66lbs of lump, as well as a Green Egg Green (British Racing Green) Thermapen ordered!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    WW and cowboy are very neutral, in my experience anyway
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  • OMG EggsOMG Eggs Posts: 118

    Also, leave the DW as open as possible (or off) to reduce the smoke flavor.  It seems like I can typically hold a dome temp around 325 with no DW.   

  • cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 208
    WGWW is as neutral as they come IMO.  I love it for that reason.  I can add smoke in the amount and quality as I desire while having a clean, hot, long burn.
    Dallas (University Park), Texas
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,055
    Humphrey
    Mark Annville, PA
  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    WGWW is as neutral as they come IMO.  I love it for that reason.  I can add smoke in the amount and quality as I desire while having a clean, hot, long burn.
    This is what I like to hear right here. That way, the wife is happy with a "normal" cook, and I'm happy when I want to add smoke.

    Can't wait to give it a go!

  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,542

    Try orange lump, very little flavor.

     

    We sell quite a bit at our store for just that reason.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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