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WalkersbaldWalkersbald Posts: 12
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum

I have only been using BGE lump. Have not tried any other brand. Am i missing out?

What does everbody else use?

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,364
    This subject is a good one for the "search function" as there are as many opinions as posters.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36  
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  • Also there is a great comparison on www.nakedwhiz.com check it out, I use BGE and Royal Oak, I have seen Cowboy at my Ace Hardware and will try that soon!
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,056
    lousubcap said:

    This subject is a good one for the "search function" as there are as many opinions as posters.

    +1

    For what it's worth, I use Humphrey lump charcoal. If I'm out of Humphrey I use Royal Oak in the red bag. Many folks like Wicked Good Weekend Warrior. BGE lump is good, but very expensive. BGE lump is made for BGE by Royal Oak.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,597

    The biggest thing you are missing out is saving $$$$$$$$$. Royal Oak (red bag / USA) at Walmart is BGE Lump just lots less $$$$$$$.....

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BRush00BRush00 Posts: 365
    I've been using mostly Wicked Good weekend warrior blend, or Dragon's Breath. 

    Have tried a couple others...WGWW and Dragon's seem to be my favorites so far - mild taste, and the WGWW burns HOT and FOREVER, just takes awhile to light up.
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    i use WG for lo and slow day to day i like RO and wegmens seems RO makes it for them and its a 10pound bag for 5.99 as opposed to RO 8.8pound bag for six something 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • SmitySmity Posts: 57
    I did a 18 hr cook with WG and still had some left. Long cooks they are the best I've used. Cowboy was good to just didn't last as long.
  • Thank you for all the great info!!
  • CGW1CGW1 Posts: 332
    BGE lump is RO charcoal. RO does some private bagging for some folks, another example is Gordon Food Service, a small version of a sam's club or Costco, Gordon carries lump, turns out its RO in a different bag. So why pay extra $$$ for BGE branded lump, when it's a common brand that you can purchase for far less?? Just my 2 cents worth of info.
    Franco Ceramic Grillworks www.ceramicgrillworks.com
  • CGW1CGW1 Posts: 332
    RO has several different locations where the lump manufactured.  It could be that BGE has requested RO use the higher end lump be bagged as BGE.

    I've come across some RO manufactured in different areas of the world that is God awful.  So far in my opinion RO made in US is the best, Argentina would fall second, Paraguay is not very good.  
    Franco Ceramic Grillworks www.ceramicgrillworks.com
  • cep55cep55 Posts: 20
    I am new here, but in my first six cooks I have found I really like WG. It is a lot more smoke neutral than anything else I've used (like RO, and Cowboy, which I have used pre-egg in my WSM). I like how it's milder for things like fish and chicken, and when I want more smoke flavor I add whatever smoke wood suits the occasion.

    And though it takes a bit more to light, due to its density, as others pointed out it goes forever, with minimal consumption. Wicked good, indeed!
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Get some Wicked Good, it lives up to the name.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
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