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Big Lump - Weekend Warrior

PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 312
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Thanks to this forum, I was able to order WW from Ace online.  Here are the big pieces from the first bag.  Not a good pic but the largest is about 10 inches long.
Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.
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  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 455
    Yeah, my first bag had some that looked like damn meteorites. I love the stuff. There is nothing better for low and slow cooks.
    Athens, GA
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 436
    Get some Ozark Oak. Love the stuff. Ordered from this site and there were no issues and free shipping over $99

    http://www.grillstuff.com/ozark-oak-natural-lump-charcoal-10lb.html?productid=4441






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    Cumming, GA
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,768
    edited August 2012
    As has been said, big lump is easily turned into smaller lump, opposite not so.  And with regard to WGWW and Ozark Oak, I am currently burning through around 60#'s of WGWW and 40#'s of Ozark Oak.  I find the WW has bigger pieces, less ash, less smoke influence (smoke neutral) and my preferred low&slow lump.  Price here (Louisville area) about the same for both-FWIW-
    Louisville
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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    danv23 said:

    Get some Ozark Oak. Love the stuff. Ordered from this site and there were no issues and free shipping over $99

    http://www.grillstuff.com/ozark-oak-natural-lump-charcoal-10lb.html?productid=4441





    After 3 bags of WGWW, I'm going back to Ozark Oak as my staple lump. The WGWW was fine, but along with the massive peices, was a bunch of shake and dust. This was across all three bags.

    Ive found nothing to be more consistant than Ozark Oak. Just my personal preference.
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  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    I found some ginormous pieces in my WG too. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1142151/check-out-my-huge-lump
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
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  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    I just finished my first bag of WW and ordered more, so I have a total of 6 full bags in the garage now courtesy of Ace and their free site to store.  I LOVE this lump. Up till now I didn't see a big difference in the 5 different lump brands I tried, but this just lights faster and seems to burn at such an even rate I probably won't be looking anymore.  
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  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    hit it with a hammer, they'll split up, weekend warrior is pretty much exclusively what i use in my egg, easily 10x better than BGE crap
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    I just got two bags of WW. I finished one bag, and found the same large pieces of lump. I can't really say that it's worth the extra money over Royal Oak.....but I may be in the minority here. I think I prefer the smell of RO, and it seems to be ready to cook over a bit sooner than WW....but I didn't really time it.
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Went through an initial order of a 100#'s, now just buying a couple of bags at a time.   As said above, if I really want to break up a large lump, couple of hits with the ash removal tool breaks it.   Large lumps are really good for the low and slow.

    Significantly less ash is produced which has meant less stirring messing with leftover charcoal to get a fire going.

    Cookin in Texas
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  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 954

    i use only wicked good now. i find i get less white smoke at start up, it might take a bit longer to get the dome to 350 than royal oak, but there is a lot less ash, (less clean outs) there is more leftover lump after shut down,  there is no goiong back, I ordered 6 bags lasst time from ACE with the free shipping to store,  and when I am down to one bag I will order another 6.

     

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    It wasn't so much as getting to temp quicker as it was being ready to cook over. To me, it seemed like the WW took longer to burn off the VOC's than royal oak does.

    Another thing for me to consider is that with WW, I actually had to separate the pieces while building my fire. With RO, I just open the bag and dump it in the Egg. I've never had to separate into big and little pieces....and have never had an issue with getting my desired temps. 

    I got my two bags from my local Egg dealer....and I paid almost $27/bag. The same amount(22lbs) or Royal Oak is over $10 cheaper.

    Again, I know I'm in the minority here....and I have another bag to burn yet. If I decide I like it....I may try and get it cheaper. Wicked Good isn't too far from me, and I may call them to see if I can buy some direct from them. Not sure if they do that or not?
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  • jimreed777jimreed777 Posts: 280
    $17.84 per bag for 8 bags with free shipping from Ace for WW.

    Much cheaper than the BGE stuff - almost same price as the non-brazilian RO that Walmart carries.
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  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376

    RO 6.47+tax= 80cents/lb   WW+tax=89cents/lb.  Considering the fact that it burns much longer it is actually cheaper than RO since they downsized the bags from 10 lbs.  Even at 10 lbs. (71c/lb)considering the burn time it is probably no more expensive. 

    George

    George
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Like I mentioned above....I paid almost $27/bag from an Egg dealer. That's about $1.22/lb. And you're correct, I'm currently paying $0.80/lb for RO from Wally World.

    I have one more bag to try, and If I decide that I like it, I may look into the Ace deal. Do you have to buy 8 to get that pricing?


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  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376

    I paid 17.99 they gave me a 10% discuout for buying multiple bags.  I believe that Ace's full retail price is 19.99.  They do run coupons for discounts so I will keep my eyes open for the 20% off coupons and stock up again.

    George

    George
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Thanks....I'll keep an eye out for a coupon.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    I did post an online coupon for 20% off with free ship to store.

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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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  • I've never used WW before and I ordered a bag from my local ACE & paid $20 for it.  I get it on Thursday and I can't wait to see what all the hub bub is all about.

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  • just found some ww in stk at my local ace..picked up my first bag and havent got to use it yet.a 22 lb bag was 19.99+uncles sams cut..been using ozark and ro lately good esults and cant beat the price...local harps carries ozark 10 lb @ 3.99 and freds carries ro 10 lbs for 4.99
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,016
    I just paid $14.54 per 20# bag of Humphrey in a bulk buy. Big pieces across all bags. This is my second bulk buy of Humphrey. It is now my go to lump.

    BTW, that price included shipping.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • inkyoninkyon Posts: 88
    I do like WW especially with low and slow cooking, but royal oak just hits the spot every time I use it and the price is hard to resist. 
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  • jimreed777jimreed777 Posts: 280
    AleBrewer said:
    Like I mentioned above....I paid almost $27/bag from an Egg dealer. That's about $1.22/lb. And you're correct, I'm currently paying $0.80/lb for RO from Wally World.

    I have one more bag to try, and If I decide that I like it, I may look into the Ace deal. Do you have to buy 8 to get that pricing?


    I had a 10% off $100 and 15% off $150...they accepted both in the shopping cart. So total was $152 and change including tax for 8 bags

        Item: 12791311
        Description: Wicked Good Charcoal Weekend Warrior Blend Hardwood Lump Charcoal 22lb
        Quantity: 8 @ $17.84
        Payment Method: CreditCard
        Shipping Method: Ship to Store
        Arrival dependent upon the shipping method selected.
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  • cssmd27cssmd27 Posts: 136
    danv23 said:
    Get some Ozark Oak. Love the stuff. Ordered from this site and there were no issues and free shipping over $99

    http://www.grillstuff.com/ozark-oak-natural-lump-charcoal-10lb.html?productid=4441





    That's still over $1/lb. which is significantly more than what most of us pay for WW.  I find them very similar, so price matters.  I would be interested in trying the Humphrey, but I'll have to burn off several hundred lbs. of WW and OO first.
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  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 498
    edited August 2012
    just found some ww in stk at my local ace..picked up my first bag and havent got to use it yet.a 22 lb bag was 19.99+uncles sams cut..been using ozark and ro lately good esults and cant beat the price...local harps carries ozark 10 lb @ 3.99 and freds carries ro 10 lbs for 4.99
    You around springfield mo?  My dad pays around 3.99 for Ozark Oak . When i left Lubbock Tx it was $11 a 10lb bag  and i cant even find it in Albuquerque :(

    By the was my dad and I are both do Refigeration lol
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    Albuquerque, NM
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  • rabdoggrabdogg Posts: 42
    just picked up two bags from my local Ace near Lafayette, La.  Cannot wait to spark it up tonight!
    Green Eggin' in Lafayette, Louisiana
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  • mrjwhitmrjwhit Posts: 83
    I find it so interesting how we can get into the fine details of charcoal. Never heard of "smoke neutral" before BGE. Thanks for the insights you all. 
    Large BGE as of Father's day '12 http://www.jwhit.com
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    edited August 2012
    Got the 9 bags that i orered. Opened one up. A tad slow to get going but has a lot of BTU. And big pieces. I likey so far.

    ______________________________________________ 

    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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