I used the free "site to store" shipping on Acehardware.com to get two bags shipped to my local Ace. Total was $41.98 after taxes for two 22lb bags, so not a whole lot more than I pay for Royal Oak at Walmart. Thanks to whoever posted this idea on the site, I've been wanting to try it for a while.
My question is, compared to Royal Oak, does the WW have more or less of a smoke flavor by itself? I've noticed some charcoal seems to just be more smokey. The reason I ask, I'm going to do my first pork shoulder (at least first on the Egg) this weekend and I hope to have the new WW lump here to try. I've noticed that if I overdo the smoke, it seems gives me allergy problems. So I'm wondering if it is inherently less, or more smokey than my usual Royal Oak. Or if there is essentially no difference. Just trying to decide how much wood to add to the lump for a nice smoke.
Who would have thought someone who loved smoked foods would have this issue. Damn the luck.
Anyways, thanks for any info,