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surveyorsurveyor Posts: 97
edited 6:52AM in EggHead Forum
I have always used lump charcoal. I see a new charcoal locally which is an all natural bricket. It is bound together with vegtable oil. Has anyone ever used such a thing?


  • Is that Stubbs? I bought a bag and tested it during a cleaning burn. It produced way more ash than lump.
  • surveyorsurveyor Posts: 97
    We have two brands and yes one is stubbs. I am not sure on the other brand but it is abvailable at home depot.
  • surveyorsurveyor Posts: 97
    I always used Royal oak and the hardware store I found it in closed. Now Kmart has Steakhouse royal oak lump but I seem to go through that much faster than the original Royal Oak I used.
  • If you have a Lowe's or an Ace Hardware near you, they both carry Cowboy lump. It is good, but burns a little fast. Most Walmarts carry Royal oak lump.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,273
    I've used R.O. and W.G. and maybe one other brand of "natural" briquettes. They all were fine, as far as how they burned. However, they produce so much ash that even 1 full fire box load all but clogs the air holes. If more was used for an over-nighter, it would probably smother itself.

    If I'm low on lump. I'll buy it, but reserve it for only quick cooks.

    Also, it doesn't re-cycle well. The left overs tend to break apart when stirred to clear the ash.
  • surveyorsurveyor Posts: 97
    Thanks I love Royal Oak.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    So far, my limited testing has shown that most of the natural briquettes produce large amounts of ash, which could present a problem for a longer cook in a ceramic cooker with a bowl-shaped firebox. The one exception is Wicked Good Charcoal which produces less ash than even some of the worst lump charcoals. It's still a fair amount of ash, but way less than the other brands of natural briquettes that I've tried.
    The Naked Whiz
  • Burning any type of oil, whether it be vegetable or saturated off a steak creates a whole host of toxins that you most definitely do NOT want your food being exposed too.

    The same applies to any burned food.

    The whole lot of them (Toxins) being proven offenders in many dietary based cancers.


  • surveyorsurveyor Posts: 97
    Wow Thanks everyone I can't believe the help that you all are. Guess that I won't use briketts and will try to find lump somewere I do have a home Depot and they do have cowboy.
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