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Is Wicked Good "Twice" as Good as Royal Oak?

I know, I know, another lump coal thread...

I've read a ton and started out with the leftover Cowboy that I had, then tried the BGE I got with the Egg then a bag of Royal Oak and I just ordered a bag of Wicked Good shipped to my local Ace.

The Royal Oak, although only 8.8lbs worked out very well and at $6.50, is a good price; the Wicked Good was $21 for a 20lb bag.  It's not exactly double but is Wicked worth the wait of shipping and the extra cost?  Thanks!

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    no
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  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    edited March 2013

    If you have an ace hardware nearby you can get it shipped to the store for free. If so it is not nearly twice the cost. Plus it is a 22lb bag.  I have not see RO for $6.50 - closer to $7 here in Virginia Beach.  Three bags of RO  @ $6.50 a bag = $19.50 for 25.8 lbs --- you are getting 3.8 lbs for $1.50 less.    However I usually buy it when ace is running a 15% - 20 % off coupon which makes it cheaper... I also buy it in bulk so I am not waiting -- its like letting ace store it for me!

    I like Royal Oak if I can't get Wicked Good...

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,807
    Like VI said NO NO NO......................
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,713
    I like both kinds but to answer your question, NO.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,496
    In my experience, it is about 1/3 more expensive and more than 1/3 better. 
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,291
    No
    Seattle, WA
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,941
    Wickedgood lasts a long time but NO!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230
    they both suck... Ozark Oak. @travisstrick... change that dang avatar... scary.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    edited March 2013

    @henapple   - Where do you get Ozark Oak - I cannot find any places that sell it locally and it is expensive to ship.         

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,880

    no

    Mickey said:

    Like VI said NO NO NO......................

    SkinnyV said:

    No

    Wickedgood lasts a long time but NO!

    No


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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,941
    Gee, with that crew as advisors would be out gettin' me some wicked good

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Gee, with that crew as advisors would be out gettin' me some wicked good

    :))
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,473
    Peeps will try a new brand of lump then formulate a love/hate relationship based on their first cook with that lump.  I'm tellin' ya it's more likely the quality of the fire built, the smoke wood, or the meat or seasoning that contributes to that opinion than it is the lump. 
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,713
    edited March 2013
    Peeps will try a new brand of lump then formulate a love/hate relationship based on their first cook with that lump.  I'm tellin' ya it's more likely the quality of the fire built, the smoke wood, or the meat or seasoning that contributes to that opinion than it is the lump. 
    Kind of like Mickey refusing to try Central Market lump. Its cheap and available year round. It's also superior to Ozark Oak.  :ar!
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,473
    You'd never catch Mickey in a froofroo store like Central Market buying gourmet lump....  Wait, doesn't he have a poodle?
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230

    @henapple   - Where do you get Ozark Oak - I cannot find any places that sell it locally and it is expensive to ship.         

    where are you?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,774
    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder-not all attributes can be tied to the $$.  There are several brands of lump (check out nakedwhiz.com for reviews) and many have different qualities that appeal to the buyer.  You decide-we don't all buy the same car (although I'm guessing "Don Toyota" would like that if a certain brand :)>- ) and so it is with most things. FWIW-
    Louisville
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,941
    What's a froo froo store. Mick's not a cross dresser is he? No wait...I've seen him in a skirt

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230



    Peeps will try a new brand of lump then formulate a love/hate relationship based on their first cook with that lump.  I'm tellin' ya it's more likely the quality of the fire built, the smoke wood, or the meat or seasoning that contributes to that opinion than it is the lump. 

    Kind of like Mickey refusing to try Central Market lump. Its cheap and available year round. It's also superior to Ozark Oak.  :ar!
    dem's fightin' werds....I kick yer ass if you weren't bigger, stronger and younger than me....I can talk smack from TN.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    henapple said:

    @henapple   - Where do you get Ozark Oak - I cannot find any places that sell it locally and it is expensive to ship.         

    where are you?
    Virginia Beach
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230
    lousubcap said:

    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder-not all attributes can be tied to the $$.  There are several brands of lump (check out nakedwhiz.com for reviews) and many have different qualities that appeal to the buyer.  You decide-we don't all buy the same car (although I'm guessing "Don Toyota" would like that if a certain brand :)>- ) and so it is with most things. FWIW-

    you can't stop a Toyota salesman.... or a Toyota.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    You'd never catch Mickey in a froofroo store like Central Market buying gourmet lump....  Wait, doesn't he have a poodle?
    Not on subject, but Mickey's poodle, Nellie, is the best dog I have seen in a long time.

    Springram
    LBGE and Mini
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  • Wally world has it

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230
    nellie and I have a close relationship..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230


    henapple said:

    @henapple   - Where do you get Ozark Oak - I cannot find any places that sell it locally and it is expensive to ship.         

    where are you?

    Virginia Beach


    I'm not coming your way or I'd bring you some....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    henapple said:
    nellie and I have a close relationship..
    That's against the law.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

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  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    henapple said:
    henapple said:

    @henapple   - Where do you get Ozark Oak - I cannot find any places that sell it locally and it is expensive to ship.         

    where are you?
    Virginia Beach

    I'm not coming your way or I'd bring you some....
    Thanks for the offer -- my momma always said it is the thought that counts
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230


    henapple said:

    nellie and I have a close relationship..

    That's against the law.

    I thought that was accepted in central TX
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,230


    henapple said:


    henapple said:

    @henapple   - Where do you get Ozark Oak - I cannot find any places that sell it locally and it is expensive to ship.         

    where are you?

    Virginia Beach
    I'm not coming your way or I'd bring you some....

    Thanks for the offer -- my momma always said it is the thought that counts


    that never helped me late at night in the bar... lol
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,473
    henapple said:
    nellie and I have a close relationship..
    Nellie's been fixed. ;)
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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