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Komodo Kamado Extruded Coconut Lump ?s

GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,650
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

Anybody ever tried this stuff? I was given 12 "logs" of it yesterday from a fellow Egghead and was just wondering if anybody else had any experience. They measure out at 9" by 2". Do you break it into smaller pieces first? Any special way to stack it, or just dump it in?

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Comments

  • seanwileyseanwiley Posts: 21
    I have several cases and have been using it. I break a few up to help them get started and then lay a few additional whole logs on top. The advantage I find is that it burns very consistently at low temperatures and has very little filler in it so far, far less ash to clog holes and such than with other charcoal. However, I strongly prefer regular lump for any high temp cooking
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Here's a link to my review: Komodo Kamado Sustainable Coconut Charcoal

    When broken into 1-2 inch pieces, it burns as hot as almost any lump.  In an open kettle grill, it burns hotter than Royal Oak lump and Wicked Good briquettes.  Komodo Kamado decided to sell it in the logs because it was so much easier/quicker/cheaper to pack than if he did the 1.5" pieces.

    And of course, this charcoal is the real deal, not to be confused with the absolute crap sold by Richard Johnson and his Kamado company.
    The Naked Whiz
  • I'm down to 3-4 cases from a pallet of Philippine extruded charcoal that I bought in 2004, and this charcoal appears to be very similar. I love the stuff for low-slow cooks for how it burns as well as the light, somewhat sweet flavor that the smoke adds to the cook. I'm glad to see that I will be able to replace what I am using now with a quality coconut product.
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