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Wicked Good - bad bag?

NJKelNJKel Posts: 11
edited 5:19AM in EggHead Forum
Hey guys,

LOML got me two bags of WGC WW charcoal for Christmas. I've cooked with it before and really liked it.

I just broke into one of these bags two days ago and it was particularly smelly and smoky getting started. It took over 90 minutes for it to be ready to cook on my large - and on top of that, the lump seemed to burn down a lot quicker than I was used to with WGC.

I tried to start another cook tonight, but there was more smoke from this lump than I have ever seen in four years of using my egg multiple times per week. This lump popped and sparked and smoked heavily when I would open the lid of the cooker for more than a few seconds. Totally uncharacteristic of what I am used to with WGC.

Anyone else experience this? I am definitely going to call them in the morning to let them know.

The purpose of my post is just to see if anyone else has noticed any changes in their product? I've been using RO for most of 2010 but wanted to get back to WGC. I'm hoping this was just a fluke.

Thanks guys!

Comments

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,199
    Dunno. I've been thru half a pallet or so and haven't run into that at all. Been using RO lately, but still have 4-5 bags of WG left for the lo n slo's. I'm sure Lee Ann would want to know.

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child


    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • NJKel sent you an email. I am sure they would want to know!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,885
    Call Lee Ann, a very nice lady.
    Had problem and she fixed.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Uh-oh. Was there a problem with the bags Alvin brought to Plano? I haven't tried mine yet. :huh:
  • NJKelNJKel Posts: 11
    I just got off the phone with Larry, who was just as helpful and friendly as you guys had said.

    They're sending me some new charcoal and I'm going to send some more info about my bag to Larry so they can track it back and see if there might be any wider problems that might be an issue for other folks.

    I'm just happy nothing has changed, and I'm sure my next bag of WGC will be the good stuff I've gotten used to.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,199
    Ahh, MR. LeeAnn. :) Glad they made you happy. I found them very good to deal with.

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child


    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Got your email, thanks. :ohmy:
  • ShwiezzeeShwiezzee Posts: 304
    I had the same problem over Christmas. I also flip between RO and WG. I did a 7lb prime rib on New Years and it was killer smoke. I gave the egg over an hour to burn clean cooked five hours at 225. I was ok with it however my wife and friends thought it was a little strong. I think it was a bad bag if the next one is the same I will call.
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
  • SundazesSundazes Posts: 274
    I got three bags over the holidays. So far 2 of the three have sparked like the fourth og July. Haven't opened the third yet. Not the norm with wgc.
    Interesting.
  • ShwiezzeeShwiezzee Posts: 304
    Hmmm........ Thats three..... anyone else????? Bueller?? :ermm: :ermm:
    :ohmy:
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
  • NJKelNJKel Posts: 11
    Get in touch with them - they said I was the first person to contact them and describe this.
  • ShwiezzeeShwiezzee Posts: 304
    NJKel,

    Cheers for the heads up! I talked to Larry @ WGC. I gave them the info they are looking for. I have a call into my retailer to see if they have had any other feed back.

    Take Care,
    Jay
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
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