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cowboy charcoal

LovenbrauLovenbrau Posts: 307
edited August 2011 in Forum List
Has anyone tried the new Cowboy charcoal? Lots of branches, takes a long time to get a clean burn in my opinion.



  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 542
    it used to be mostly kiln-dried hardwood flooring scraps (no finishes/chemicals). To me, it always seemed to burn hot.
  • ribmasterribmaster Posts: 209
    I have found it here for 9 bucks for 15 lbs. I plan to give it a try soon.
    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,582

    I tried that after BGE lump.  I needed to find a supply of lump closer to my house.  Lowes carried Cowboy so I used it for 6 months or so.  I got tired of finding all kinds of stray items in it.  Then, I found Publix brand lump.  It is convienient and cheap.  Been using it ever since.  $5.99 for 8.8#  Every holiday during summer months it goes on sale for $4.99 so I stock up.







    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • I have used Cowboy Brand exclusively since I bought my egg. Occasionally I find a stray rock in the bag but have been pleased with the results otherwise. Then again, it could be because I don't know any better.

    Ace Hardware occasionally has the 20lb bags on sale for 12.99 - 14.99 and that's a pretty good deal.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    harder and slower to light, but long burning time, its good lump. nothing like the older stuff they were selling. seems if you light it say on fri night til the smoke clears, you can relight it several more cooks and the light time to burn clean is much better
  • crabbycrabby Posts: 19
    The decline in new construction could explain the lack of hardwood building material. I found the new cowboy to be a little sparky but burned hot and steady.
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