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40 lb Mesquite $8.99

thailandjohnthailandjohn Posts: 952
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Oakland CA Restaurant Depot has Mesquite charcoal for $8.99 40lbs

Comments

  • Hello Vance,

    One of the worst fuels to use in a Big Green Egg....$8.99 is too much!

    Do yourself a favor and switch to a better fuel.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • This is all I ever use....too much hype charcoal
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,498
    In the famous words of stike "it's all carbon and it all burns" I say burn pennies instead of dollars
  • EllisEllis Posts: 195
    Smitty ?, Why is mesquite bad for the egg.

  • Mesquite is my fav. I use almost nothing else. Some mesquite are better than others. At $8.99 per 40lbs, it would have to be pretty bad for me to turn my nose up.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • If anyone can tell me why mesquite is "bad fuel", I'm all ears. The only thing about cheap mesquite is that it sparks a lot when getting started and can have a lot of dust and shake in the bag. I use it all the time and it's great for the money. I use boutique lump too and I like it better but it's more than twice the price. I'm with Travis- $8.99 for 40lb? Bring on the sparks
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 15,368
    You Texas guys stick together... :)>-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
  • Another vote for cheap mesquite lump here.  I have tried most of them and don't see the value in the more expensive stuff.  But I am frequently wrong and didn't really get into BBQ to save money.  Whatever make you happy...

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    I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.
  • " and didn't really get into BBQ to save money."

    Excellent point. I think my brisket is like $50 per lb when all is said and done. Franklin's is like $13...........
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 15,368
    edited September 2012
    " and didn't really get into BBQ to save money."

    Excellent point. I think my brisket is like $50 per lb when all is said and done. Franklin's is like $13...........

    True enough-but try to export that to the rest of us- we just have to suck it up and give it our best shot while having too much fun trying to get to the brisket "promised land".  And it's still the journey after too many years in the land of the soon to be world famous Kentucky Jelly :)>-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
  • Mesquite is simply the harshest tasting fuel you can use.  Great for fast grilling (10 minutes or less)  you need a strong flavor with this type of cooking, or you get no flavor.  Also fine to use on a open pit such as a Santa Maria type pit, as the open air flow doesn't concentrate the flavor over the food.

    If you use it and like it, go for it.   I opt for a better flavor for our smoke on our long cooks.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Great looking food Vance, and you saved $5....win, win.

     

    Have a good day!

     

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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