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golffergolffer Posts: 144
edited 7:25AM in EggHead Forum
Anyone used Royal Oak "Steak House" 100% Natural Wood Lump Charcoal? Whole Foods has it here in Chas. for $5.79 / 10 lb bag.


  • MudflapMudflap Posts: 69
    A lot of people seem to like it and it rates pretty well. I personally tried two bags and found more rocks than I think should have been acceptable. Also, it was the first time for me that the charcoal had popped and cracked while cooking. I had to go back to Cowboy which has virtually no big pieces but has never had the cracking and popping and definitely not nearly as much garbage in it.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Sounds like a deal to me! Here's my review: Royal Oak Steakhouse Lump Charcoal Review
    The Naked Whiz
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Sounds like a good deal to me. I have not seen 10 lb bags....only 8.8 lb bags in this neck of the woods. And, they go for almost $6 a bag. I have used it almost exclusively once I finished up the the bag of BGE lump that came with my grill. Thinking about giving the ole Cowboy lump a shot.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,371
    I've been using it exclusively for a couple years now - good stuff! If you have a Menards store in your area they carry it, but also have an annual sale (at least for the last 3 years running) in February for some reason. They sell it then for $3.79 for the handy 8.8# bags. I scored 26 bags in Feb.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
    I recently purchased 15 bags from Menards and I have no complaints, It lights well and burns well. As on now that is all I can find and will continue to us it.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,371
    not being sure where Lewis Center, OH is but you might want to try the GFS locator to see if any are close by. They sell 20# of their private label which is made for them by Royal Oak. $12.99 in these parts!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • FSM-MeatballFSM-Meatball Posts: 215
    I use Wicked Good Weekend Warrior and it sparks and pops all the time.

    I used RO for a while. The cowboy I get around here is junk. Lots of rocks and building scraps.
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