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"Five Star" Mesquite Lump "Mini Review"

JasperJasper Posts: 378
edited 5:39AM in EggHead Forum
First let me say I'm no expert in reviewing charcoal, this is just my experience with this new bag of lump I bought.

A 40lb bag, cost 40 bucks from Dickson Home Hardware. Made in Mexico.
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Huge log sized pieces all through the top half of the bag. I didn't dump it all out to see what the bottom sized pieces were like but they're probably smaller...still pretty big from what I can tell.
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One massive log which I'll have to break down to even fit in the egg!
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In the firebox. I used the "smaller" pieces from the bag because I was just doing up a spaghetti sauce.
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My new toy. :)
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Starting to go. The flame is from a oil soaked paper towel I used to wipe down my D.O., didn't want to waste it by throwing it away in the garbage...
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Well, that's it. It eventually got up to temp (took a little longer than with my Royal Oak lump) and I went on to cook my spaghetti sauce.

Thanks for looking.

Comments

  • Thanks for the pics. Was it very sparky? I have bought one bag of mesquite and it was very, very sparky. How is the smoke smell?
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    How was the spark factor?
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  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Actually, I didn't even notice any sparks at all. So I guess, none. LOL :)

    I liked the smoke smell, but I don't know what to compare it to as I've never cooked with mesquite lump charcoal. It was nice though.

    I usually cook with Royal Oak and Maple Leaf. Sometimes I'll buy Kingford but I find that very sparky. The other two are not.
  • Jasper,

    I suggest some safety glasses if you when you light with the Mapp torch - all mesquite sparks pretty good. I have been using Best of the West mesquite lately - $14.27 for a 40# bag at Sam's.
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