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B & P Charcoal

Anyone ever heard of B & P Charcoal?  It is carried by a local grocery store here in Birmingham AL, and I have a chance to make a bulk buy at .50 a pound and wondering if I should pull the trigger.

Couldn't find any reviews anywhere.  They appear to be a local outfit.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,920

    You mean B&B? naked whiz did a review of it HERE. I thought it was a pretty decent lump. Not a lot of weird rocks in it that I remember, had plenty of big pieces. I don't use it much because the only place I have found it is at Central Market and I don't go there much. Oh and Academy, but I always spend way too much there so I limit my trips. About $10-11 for a 20lb bag. If you are using a weed burner, it has a tendency to spark a bit when lighting it, but really, what lump doesn't.

    Actually, looking at your post, .50 a lb for bulk doesn't seem like that great a deal. It's about what I pay for a single bag. Not sure what you usually pay or how big an order you have to make, though.

     

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  • JwgreDeuxJwgreDeux Posts: 139
    No, it is B & P.  Here in Birmingham most places lump charcoal runs .75 to 1.00 a pound.  Big Green Egg sells theirs for $26.00 for 20lb bag locally.  Publix is 6.99 for 8lb bag, so .50 is a good price locally.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,205
    I don't know if this helps, but there are three Academy Sports in Birmingham, and they should carry B&B for $13 a 20 pound bag.  http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopNavCatalogSearch?Ntt=lump+charcoal&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&N=0&storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1
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  • JwgreDeuxJwgreDeux Posts: 139
    Yeah, I have heard that they carried some charcoal, just never really made it over there.  Still after tax that is going to be .70 a pound.  Not a big difference on one bag, but if I bought 200 pounds its 40-50 bucks.

    Just wanted to know if anyone had tried it before I bought, don't want 200lbs of crap.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,920
    @nolaegghead - you dolt! he just said B&P not B&B. What? Are you drinking already? You crazy Cajuns. Pay attention. :))

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,205
    I gotchya.  $0.50 is a good price per pound. 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,539
    I used my best google-fu and couldn't find anything except there web site:


    ...which doesn't have much!  

    If the store carries it I would just buy a bag at normal price and give it a try.  If you have to buy bulk at the grocery store to get a discount- I would consider calling this place and see if they would sell you a pallet or so direct. 


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  • JwgreDeuxJwgreDeux Posts: 139

    I used my best google-fu and couldn't find anything except there web site:


    ...which doesn't have much!  

    If the store carries it I would just buy a bag at normal price and give it a try.  If you have to buy bulk at the grocery store to get a discount- I would consider calling this place and see if they would sell you a pallet or so direct. 
    That is what is happening.  I found out where the grocer gets it from and they will sell straight to me at a reduced price, but I have to make a bulk purchase.  I bought one bag to give it a try and will report back.
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  • JwgreDeuxJwgreDeux Posts: 139
    I will say this, they let me rip the bag open to see how big the chunks were, and there appear to be a good portion of big chunks.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,539
    Good deal...I wish I had a lump manufacturer close to me!  


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  • Here is the bag. Going to open tonight for some chicken breasts.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,205
    Griffin said:
    @nolaegghead - you dolt! he just said B&P not B&B. What? Are you drinking already? You crazy Cajuns. Pay attention. :))
    hahaha...I know.  I was just looking for lump that was cheap.  ;)

    @JwgreDeux - be sure not to spill any...I've seen first hand how bad BP spills can be :D
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