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New lump at home depot

RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
First time I've seen this lump anywhere. What's the verdict?
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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    it's all carbon.  slightly different personalities, but at the end of the day, charcoal is charcoal.

    there's a bad bag from every maker once in a while, and every brand has its adherents.  i would give it a shot.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    Thanks. Here is another addition I found at home depot today. Anyone cook with alder wood?

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    lots of folks smoke cedar on alder planks.  sort of a cross between a soft and hard wood.


    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • Scott805Scott805 Posts: 175
    I use Alder on all of my salmon smokes.

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,950
    stike said:

    lots of folks smoke cedar on alder planks.  sort of a cross between a soft and hard wood.


    i love smoked cedar with Alder.. lol jk. Stike means Salmon or fish, with alder.
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  • misumisu Posts: 213
    I used those alder chips this Sunday on a 10hr salmon smoke and it came out great
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  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    Alder is also great for the 15 minute salmon
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  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    That's great I have been looking everywhere for alder, me colleague is German and his mother is going to give me a Kessler recipe which is usually smoked with alder. Cheers
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  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Darn autocorrect kassler
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  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    Come to think of it Don Marco i am sure would have a great recipe, Don Marco Helfen Mir bitte!
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  • scaryangelscaryangel Posts: 134
    I always use alder when smoking salmon
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i mean cedar.  i like to smoke cedar with alder. 
    :-/

    (yeah, meant salmon.  good catch and thanks.  i was thinking salmon, typing cedar.  zoinks. hahaha)
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • Cymbaline65Cymbaline65 Posts: 799
    I use it all the time...works well...
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,197
    Good song about Lump here. 
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  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 373
    Funny...just bought a bag of this yesterday to try out. Tonight is the night. Will report back.

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  • LitLit Posts: 3,826
    That lump is the worst I have ever used. It sparked so much when I closed the lid sparks were shooting out the top. I used the rest of it in a clean burn the other day glad its gone.
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  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 373
    That lump is the worst I have ever used. It sparked so much when I closed the lid sparks were shooting out the top. I used the rest of it in a clean burn the other day glad its gone.
    So I have that to look forward to.  ;-)

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  • RubmyrockRubmyrock Posts: 266
    What's wrong with spark. Non sparking lump sucks.
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  • njlnjl Posts: 811
    That lump is the worst I have ever used. It sparked so much when I closed the lid sparks were shooting out the top. I used the rest of it in a clean burn the other day glad its gone.
    Much as you might not want to buy another bag to find out, you can't really judge a brand by one bag.  I've used plenty of Publix Greenwise lump.  It's been my primary egg fuel source for the past couple years.  I've had one bag that was terribly sparky.  The rest has been fine.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,197
    The sparking should subside after the coals get burning fully.
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  • only has two choices here....bge lump @ 25 bucks for 20 lbs...or ozark natural lump @ 4 buck for 10 lbs @ harps grocery.wish i had more choices....
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,826
    if the Ozark natural lump you are talking about is Ozark oak you are lucky that is good stuff. I have tried alot of lump and they all spark some but that true cue was sparking around the plate setter a half hour after it was lit and getting ash on my chicken. On the clean burn I did it was all glowing and still popping everywhere and the egg was at 700. I have never seen lump like that.

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  • GolfanaticGolfanatic Posts: 33
    Great thread here. Nice read thanks.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,198
    I used those alder chips this Sunday on a 10hr salmon smoke and it came out great
    Would like details, please!   :)
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  • KingRoverKingRover Posts: 115
    I used those alder chips this Sunday on a 10hr salmon smoke and it came out great
    Would like details, please!   :)

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  • I used those alder chips this Sunday on a 10hr salmon smoke and it came out great
    Would like details, please!   :)
    +2 -- Can you start a new thread and give us the blow by blow on how to get this done?
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  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 373
    Funny...just bought a bag of this yesterday to try out. Tonight is the night. Will report back.
    I just did turkey burgers last night, so did not go slow and low or anything tricky, but I thought this lump was decent.  It was a little harder to start than normal (RO or BGE for instance), but once it got going it worked good.  The bag I bought also had a lot of very large pieces in it as well.  No sparking at all, though I have not had many problems with that with others either.  I will finish this bag out and weigh my options.  Not too shabby though.

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  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    That lump is the worst I have ever used. It sparked so much when I closed the lid sparks were shooting out the top. I used the rest of it in a clean burn the other day glad its gone.
    Much as you might not want to buy another bag to find out, you can't really judge a brand by one bag.  I've used plenty of Publix Greenwise lump.  It's been my primary egg fuel source for the past couple years.  I've had one bag that was terribly sparky.  The rest has been fine.


    Funny that you said that. My first bag of Publix brand shot a nice sized ember just above my eyelid and burned the crap out of me. I was trying to figure out if I had blinded myself. Meanwhile, my 3-year old daughter was saying "it's okay daddy." me: "I'm not sure if it is, Pumpkin . . ." At any rate, I can still see, but I've written off the Publix brand.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
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