I use BGE brand, which I really like but which seems so pricey.
I have few options where I live. I tried Cowboy, and did not like it.
I finally dragged myself to Wally World and bought some Royal Oak. I snagged a manager and asked if there was a volume discount, and he said the price is the same by the bag or by the pallet.
So I took it home, cleaned the XL out and did a cook exclusively with Royal Oak. It was just fine and seemed as good as BGE (cue the person to tell me it is the same in a different bag.)
The bags are different sizes and prices. I am not much of a math-in-the-head guy, so I waited until I got home to price them.
Well........ the Royal Oak is $0.70 a pound and the BGE is $1.25 a pound. My BGE dealer gives you a 10th bag free after the first 9, but that still makes 10 bags it $112.50 opposed to $77.27.
Guess I'll have to trek to one of my least favorite places to shop when I need lump.
PS here is the test cook.........
PPS set of the _)(**%# fire alarm. Ah, the trouble with beautiful weather, open sliders, and Big Green Eggs.
Buon appetito to all the BGE family
XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys