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Love FOGO lump

LitLit Posts: 5,438
To me this stuff is hands down the best lump you can get for low and slow cooks. Not the best for every day cooks due to the time it takes to get going cause its so dense but it burns forever. This is my xl I just filled up and no sorting just poured it in and the bag was already about a 3rd gone. I had to pick a couple pieces out cause they were too big. This will make my xl go 35 plus hours on 1 load.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 8,906
    Agreed, my XL is filled with Fogo right now ready to light tonight.
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  • I really like it but always sold out!
  • sancho65sancho65 Posts: 108
    @Lit Where is the best to get it ? Shipping?
    XL, Large, 2 Small's and Mini BGE Arlington Texas
  • Another thumbs up for Fogo, the pieces are HUGE. I also think (not verified) that the lump burns hotter than RO.

    I bought mine on Amazon (Free shipping), unfortunately its out of stock currently.
  • LitLit Posts: 5,438
    Yes amazon. You have to watch the price it fluctuates between $35 and $45 for a 35 pound bag. Its eligible for prime so prime members get free shipping. It would probably not be too cheap to ship without prime. Next time its available I am going to get at least 100 pounds.
  • LitLit Posts: 5,438

    Just realized that they have 17.6 pound bags for sale also. Its cheaper even than the 35 pound bags. I have never tried the smaller bags but I just got 3 since I am on my last bag. $19.99.

     

     

  • Is this better than rock wood since we can get the rock at ace
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • LitLit Posts: 5,438
    Its different. I wouldn't use it as my daily lump since it takes awhile to light like the old wicked good. But it burns forever and is big chunks which improves air flow and lowers tour chances of a fire going out on a low and slow. Its worth a try for sure if you do long cooks often. I actually got some Rockwood shipped to me and was not a fan but I'm gonna try another bag from ace.
  • I really like the rockwood, great stuff. With my limited experience, it's the best I've used.

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,992
    In for the 18lb bag.
    Seattle, WA
  • LitLit Posts: 5,438
    I am gonna give Rockwood another shot for sure for daily cooks. When I opened the bag my wife actually said the lump itself had a good smell. My only issue was there was alot of small pieces which I'm not a fan of. Most of the other posts here have had different experiences though so I'm guessing I just got a bag that was on the bottom of the pallet and got beat up. I wish pallets were still available in Georgia so I could get better prices. My closest ace wants $25 a bag.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,870
    @Lit - you're the reason its sold out! :)

    Fogo used to be much cheaper, but I guess folks discovered that it was good and made a run on it. Amazon's pricing responded accordingly. I ordered a bag some time back, but am yet to crack it open. Maybe I will give it a whirl the next time I do an overnight cook. 

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 5,776
    How ironic, I just noticed that lump at Amazon about 30min prior to reading this.  Appears to have great reviews. 
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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,788
    FYI Fogo 35lb @ $45/bag are currently in stock on amazon.
    NOLA
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 1,471

    1st cook on my Rockwood tonight. 3 racks of babybacks ,  mmmmmuhm  goooood  !!!!

    Thanks again Mike D. at Bluegrass Grills  for helping me out on my way back from Florida. I have hated waiting so long to get to try it out !!!!

    Donnie

     

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  • Is this really a huge difference compared to rock wood.
    45 bucks seems high for 35 pounds. Amazon had 13 last night and this morning they have 9.  Is it really worth the price
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • LitLit Posts: 5,438
    I have not used Rockwood foe low and slows yet but I know fogo is good. I will have the smaller bags in a couple days and will let you know if they are as good. The 17.6 pound was $19.99 so about a dollar a pound.
  • Now that Amazon is charging tax in NC...my prime membership has lost some luster.

    From Firecraft for Rockwood it is free shipping for orders over $99 and no tax.

    Each 20 lb bag of Rockwood is $19.95.
    So five bags shipped to my door is $99.75
    That works out to right at $1 per lb to my door

    Let's say I want the same 100 lbs of Fogo from Amazon
    Three 35 lb bags will cost me $144.12
    That works out to $1.37 per lb to my door for 105 lbs

    6 17.6 lb bags will cost me $128.04
    That works out to $1.21 per lb to my door for 105.6 lbs

    Has anyone tried both Fogo and Rockwood. If so...is the Fogo worth $45 more per 100 ish pounds?
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,382
    I don't think Fogo is that much better than Rockwood...

    I think for best all around performance vs. value, you aren't going to do much better than Rockwood...

    You already have different woods for smoking, why bother now having to have different lumps depend on cook type? If you use Fogo for the low n slows, what are you going to do the next day when you want to do a couple of steaks using the remaining lump? Clean it out and load fresh with another brand? No thanks, not trying to make my like any more complicated than it is currently?
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,870
    As has been often demonstrated, charcoal is like religion and politics. You need to figure out what works for you, whether you base your choice on price or other characteristics is your call.

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  • caliking said:
    As has been often demonstrated, charcoal is like religion and politics. You need to figure out what works for you, whether you base your choice on price or other characteristics is your call.
    No, we all need to argue about things until there is CONSENSUS!  In America, there is a BEST in everything.  Everything must work the same for everyone.  I am Legion.  Is it Friday yet?
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,788
    I ordered some just to fulfill my amazon addiction.  Gotta keep those packages coming!!
    NOLA
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,240

    buzd504 said:
    I ordered some just to fulfill my amazon addiction.  Gotta keep those packages coming!!
    The UPS guy would have his feelings hurt if I didn't have him bring me something every day. 


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  • bought a 40lb bag from amazon....the 15lbs of useable lump was fantastic.  If I ever can find it in a store I'll buy it again...
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  • LitLit Posts: 5,438
    What wasn't useable?
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,220
    edited February 2014
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,788
    This stuff has the biggest pieces I've ever seen.


    NOLA
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,788
    edited February 2014
    Just cleaned out the large.  4 pieces covered the grate.
    NOLA
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    Found it on amazon Canada for $ 30 for. 35lb bag is that a good price ?
    Toronto
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,788
    I think I paid about 42 US, so yes.
    NOLA
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