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  •  Also, have a fridge in their garage for 30 years, not a chance nowadays.  


    In 1935, Henry Ford said "We could build a car that would last forever, but we'd be out of business in 10 years"
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    See auto industry (around 2008-2009).  Specifically GM, Chrysler some auto parts suppliers - a lot of good it did them. 
  • Irishdevil, Three 22lbs bags delivered to your door for around $25 a piece. Wickedgoodcharcoal.com.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,854
    IrishDevl-, I'm also a big fan of WG. You can order 3 bags shipped to you for about $75 total. The stuff burns forever and is great on long cooks. Highly recommend if you are cooking for any length of time.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Gosh, I am new the the big green egg, but I do hope that it isn't another place for political debate, I want to talk about good food, not politics!
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Chris, welcome and good luck.  Not much in politics in this thread.  Perhaps two comments, economics and food, yes, politics no.  Don't be scared.
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    $25 for a 22 is a big hit in the wallet.  So, I ask, is a 18lb bag for $13 (RO) better than a $25 for 22?
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,854
    Not if the Royal Oak only lasts half as long.

    Did a 6 hour rib cook today using Wicked Good and the majority of the charcoal is still in the egg in big pieces. Looks like I didn't even use it.

    I like RO too and use it for all my short cooks.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 177
    For the Louisville guy -- the lump at Value Market is Royal Oak rebranded. Its about $7.50 for a 10 lb. bag. Sometimes on sale. Picked up a pork butt for $.99/lb. there last week.
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102
    Hog and irish: they've been doing it for years, and since well before obama/bush/clinton et al

    I know people are pissed, but i dont think obama is orchestrating the great candy bar swindle :))

    Amen ... I'm tired of all the Obama bashing ... you'd think he single handidly cause every problem in the country....
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    I don't blame him for everything. Squeeze I thought you lived in Canada. Yall are welcome to him if you like.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102

    I do live in Canada ... gives us a different perspective on things in the US.

    I think he is doing a hell of a job following 16 yrs. of Bushs ...

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Talk about the blame game. All we hear over here. Agreed there is alot of blame to go around, in all branches
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    RO does burn quick, tone of ash in my egg very quick.  My overnighter will have to be el gaucho.
  • 55drum55drum Posts: 132
    I've been buying RO at Restaurant Depo for years...17.5 lb bag for $7.99...$0.46 p/lb
  • Who the Hell comes up with 8.8lbs. instead of a normal 10,20,50Lb. bag ?
    It's the great metric conspiracy. 8.8 lbs = 4 kg, 17.5 lbs = 8kg. If the manufacturer is exporting it is easier to print different weights on the bags than to use another size bag and calibrate the production equipment for another fill weight.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Seems like most places here other than WalMart charge  $20.00 plus for lump. I think Natures Own green and white bag 17lb or so is available for 12 something unless it has gone up and Natures Own Chunk Charwood Orange and brown bag is around there too but my current bag of that is mostly small pieces as was the last several bags of RO I had. 
  • Who the Hell comes up with 8.8lbs. instead of a normal 10,20,50Lb. bag ?
    It's the great metric conspiracy. 8.8 lbs = 4 kg, 17.5 lbs = 8kg. If the manufacturer is exporting it is easier to print different weights on the bags than to use another size bag and calibrate the production equipment for another fill weight.
     

    Never thought about that . It makes perfect sense. Everything we deal with now is in a world market.

     That being said the packaging games are getting out of hand on everything especially when the packaging and the shipping cost more than the product.
  • Organize a local pallet order of WG. You will be glad you did
  • Organize a local pallet order of WG. You will be glad you did
  • RO in Canadian tire Edmonton is $14.99 for 20 lbs.BGE 20 lbs is $35 !
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I seem to be the only local.
  • Correction RO in Canadian tire $14.99 for 17.6 lbs.
  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 168
    Check out your local food distributor that let's you do a customer pickup. My brother works for Sysco, with his employee discount, I get a 40# bag of very good Lazzari mesquite lump coal for less than $20. It's excellent as well.
  • I picked up four true 10# bags of RO at Walmart for $6.87.  I stocked up after all the talk of downsizing bags. 
    LBGE South Dakota
  • I picked up four true 10# bags of RO at Walmart for $6.87.  I stocked up after all the talk of downsizing bags. 
    WOW !  That's $1.72  per bag.  Where are you at, dude ?
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • I picked up four true 10# bags of RO at Walmart for $6.87.  I stocked up after all the talk of downsizing bags. 
    WOW !  That's $1.72  per bag.  Where are you at, dude ?
    Sorry, that was a piece. 
    :-S
    LBGE South Dakota
  • I can not find royal oak lump any where is the Shreveport, La. area much less Ozark oak.  Wally world does not offer  R.O. lump in this area.  Does anyone know something that I don't???
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Just picked up 5 bags of Royal Oak from Wally World. 10 pound bags for $6.47 a bag!!! Glad to see they have not gone to 8.8 pound bags yet!!!!
  • I just wish I could find about 400 pounds of Dragons Breath. The best I ever used.TheI supplier web site is gone, I have tried other sites and no reply or can't get DB any longer. It was hotter and lasted longer, bigger pieces, less ash. But not anymore. If you see a supplier please let us know?
    Located in Western North Carolina
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