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Lump during the winter

AviatorAviator Posts: 1,562
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum

Did a search and really did not find an answer.

Do eggheads buy up and stock charcoal for the winter?

When do you buy?

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Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

>:)

Chattanooga, TN.

 

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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    edited July 2012
    Been buying a few bags of royal oak every week just so i have some starting to feel like a squirel. But for wicked good the bbq guru guys handle that and freds isn't that far of a drive so those i can get in the winter  
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,005
    Depends on your source-If they stock all winter than you may want a few bags in reserve but no need to squirrel.  If you are limited once the summer ends then time to put the SWMBO's car in the driveway and load up the garage :)>-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
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  • we can get it year round down here with no problems. No need to stock up
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,239
    I go into winter with at least 400 lbs on hand. Around here supplies start drying up in September.
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,055
    Lowes always has Cowboy in stock here in PA. Freds isn't too far and there is always my egg dealer if I want to spend a paycheck on a bag of BGE lump.

    I did a bulk buy of Humphrey in the Spring. I'll do the same in the Fall.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 910
    We got our Egg a year ago and I've made three trips to Fred's, buying about 120 lbs each time. I can't get anything but the common Home Depot/Lowe's brands in Philadelphia plus BGE. All OK, but nothing like Nature's Own from Canada or Fred's "Blue Bag" brand.
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,055
    @bigphil where are you at in PA? I live in Annville, right outside of Hershey.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • ch1488ch1488 Posts: 4
    My Menards in NW Wisc has Royal Oak (Green Bag) year around althought the supply dwindles in the winter. I just make sure I have 3 or 4 bags in the garage at all times.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    cortguitarman in Hatboro Pa 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
     just picked up two bags of wegmans haven't tried it yet . i do like wg for long cooks tho and ro during the week for fast .
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    @hapster Freds is about 45mins to an hour from me was there about 3months ago he was giving out his pulled pork sandwiches and made some chicken was really good and his a nut lol. great guy and employees, got a lot of info from him 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,055
    Closest Wegmans for me is camp hill. 45 minute drive. Same distance to Fred's. My local Agway also carries RO in 16lb bags. They will order for me at no additional charge if they are out.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Oh my, I didn't think of that! Anybody from the Indy area know this answer.
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,014
    I will have to stock up, lump supply dries up around here in the fall. Been squirrelling some away already.
    Large, small, and a mini
  • lwrehmlwrehm Posts: 252

    You would think it would be an issue here in Wisconsin, but even with the cold and snow during the winter months there is no issue getting lump here year round.  Some of my best memories are my father grilling brats during snow storms.

    As I like to say, BBQ/grilling season here starts January 1, and ends on December 31. 

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,562

    So stockpiling some charcoal in the basement is a good idea. Will there be a sale or anything in the fall?

    I might as well pick up a couple of bags each visit to walmart.

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 297
    My Menards in NW Wisc has Royal Oak (Green Bag) year around althought the supply dwindles in the winter. I just make sure I have 3 or 4 bags in the garage at all times.
    Which Menards is this? Eau Claire, perhaps?

    The BGE dealer in EC stocks lump year round, but we all know the cost of it. Been thinking I need to start stocking up from Wally World, but if Menards stocks it, I at least know I have a source if I run low. I get to EC about once/month or so.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,614
    Great question. This is our first year cooking with charcoal after at least 10 years on a gasser. The old Webber kettle, which my BGE replaced, was only used in the summer. Lump was always available - but I never looked for it in the winter months. 
    Will stock pile some to be safe. Thanks for prompting me to think past next weeks menu!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • ch1488ch1488 Posts: 4
    My Menards in NW Wisc has Royal Oak (Green Bag) year around althought the supply dwindles in the winter. I just make sure I have 3 or 4 bags in the garage at all times.
    Which Menards is this? Eau Claire, perhaps?

    The BGE dealer in EC stocks lump year round, but we all know the cost of it. Been thinking I need to start stocking up from Wally World, but if Menards stocks it, I at least know I have a source if I run low. I get to EC about once/month or so.
    Hwy 8 in St. Croix Falls
  • It had not occurred to me that this might be an issue, but living in the North East I could see it being a problem.

    Going to have to do some research/planning and perhaps hoarding :)

    TC
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    Does Wally world stop selling it? If so I need to start stocking up too!


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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,562
    aparently there are a whole bunch of newbs here. :))

    ______________________________________________ 

    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    Lol yup. I'm going on 4 months as an egghead


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    XLBGE 
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,562
    I am a whole lot newer than that. Actually 2 weeks old. :)

    ______________________________________________ 

    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    Yep, eggers have to be good planners. Keep buying more lump than you need, keep it in the garage and we won't run out in what others call the "off season". Just like most eggers I cook on my egg every night, year around in all kinds of weather.
  • ncbbqncbbq Posts: 257
    Man you guys think of everything, don't know what I'd do without you. I have no idea if I can get it in the winter since I've only had the egg for a few months. Guess I might need to stock up around September to be safe.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    so i been buying a few bags every week of RO Wife wanted something out of the shed and opened the side door came back with this picture i remember someone saying to tell their wife you need 300 pounds of lump to be a member here so that was my excuse lol 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,562
    holy cow! Thats what is hoarding :)

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • How much are you selling them for? :D
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,389
    How much are you selling them for? :D
    Depends supply and demand and weather related conditions am guessing if someone is really jones'ing during a blizzard around here with delivery free of course 700/800 a bag  =))
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
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