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

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  • TFolsTFols Posts: 201
    @BigGreenBBQ - try firecraft.com for the OO. Cost $11 a bag with free shipping over $99. They also sell Humphrey's which I thought was pretty good as well.
    Bloomfield, NJ
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588

    y'all
    henapple said:

    nellie and I have a close relationship..

    Nellie's been fixed. ;)
    in salado....
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • tech284tech284 Posts: 34
    Wicked Good kicks butt
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  • I see all the "No" comments, but my vote is "Yes". I buy Wicked Good locally so the shipping and wait is not a problem. My Egg is 4 years old and I have tried several brands of lump charcoal including several bags of Royal Oak. To me the Wicked Good is superior on piece size and the efficiency will make up for the price difference. I would suggest buying at least one bag and trying yourself. 
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  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    Use both but prefer Wicked Good.  After all, I didn't get a cheap kamado.
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  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 466
    @Henapple : You don't happen to heave a trip near Athens, GA planned, do you? I really want to try Ozark Oak, but can't find it here. I'm a huge fan of Wicked Good, though. I use Nature's Own ( Royal Oak in a brown restaurant service bag) and WGWW almost exclusively.
    Athens, GA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    @Mayberry.... I'll be rolling through Ga in a few weeks but just down 75 to Warner Robbins. can you get to Atlanta?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • aemaem Posts: 115
    Until I found out about buying through ACE Hardware my answer would have been "no".  But now I prefer Wicked Good.  I can go several cooks without having to refill.  Starts quickly, nice smokey smell, etc..   Royal Oak is good and I keep a bag as backup, but I prefer WG. 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    the old wicked good competition lump was worth it but the newer weekend warrior isnt as good. the only lumps i would go out of my way for would be ozark oak and mapleleaf but i still wouldnt pay double for it
    :))
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,416
    For me, the only thing "double" about WGWW is the cost. I get RO for $0.59/lb whereas WGWW is $1.10/lb. I do just fine with RO in terms of heat level, cooking time, and lump retention. I typically get ~ 3 cooks out of a full load. With an intact gasket, I was able to get more. I have tried WGWW, but the cost difference is too much to sway me from RO to try again. Unless RO goes up in cost or the quality greatly suffers, I'm not likely to. The only way I can get it at close to the same cost is by the pallet load. If SWMBO found out that I ordered a pallet of lump, she would use it for a funeral pyre. At least I could cook on the great Egg in the sky... 
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026
    Royal oak is 6.78 FOR 8.8 pounds at my WalMart and I can get wicked good for $20 for 22 pounds. That's .13 a pound difference and when you consider how much at the bottom of royal oak is dust wicked good is actually cheaper.
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,520
    Since I've started using Wicked Good I've not gone with anything else.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Since I've started using Wicked Good, my teeth are whiter, my skin is smoother, and my Harley runs faster.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I would love to try Ozark but not at the $20 for 10lb price they want delivered to the Seattle area that makes WGWW look like chump change.
    Lynnwood WA
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,416
    Lit said:
    Royal oak is 6.78 FOR 8.8 pounds at my WalMart and I can get wicked good for $20 for 22 pounds. That's .13 a pound difference and when you consider how much at the bottom of royal oak is dust wicked good is actually cheaper.
    The RO I get is Wegmans store brand at $5.99 for a 10 lb bag. I can walk to the store. The nearest WGWW is 22.99 for a 22 lb bag. The nearest Ace is 15 miles away(20.99 from online) Factoring in gas( I have an A3 TDI so I use diesel) I add $3 bucks to the price for the 30 mile round trip. 23.98 for 40 lbs vs 23.99 for 22 lbs makes it an easy decision for me. RO lights fast, burns hot, and lasts forever. I see baseball-sized pieces, some softballs, and very little dust. I feel bad for you guys that have to get it from Walmart. They seem to have mishandling issues.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588

    Since I've started using Wicked Good, my teeth are whiter, my skin is smoother, and my Harley runs faster.

    firmer?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,416
    edited March 2013
    henapple said:
    Since I've started using Wicked Good, my teeth are whiter, my skin is smoother, and my Harley runs faster.
    firmer?
    WGWW = Enzyte

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    It also made VI's hair go back to brown. 
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,483

    I liked the WGWW so much I bought a full pallet. I was fed up with lump not being consistent in temp and burn rate. So my motto is "Find one you like and stick with it". That is until you find one better!!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans



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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    edited March 2013
    Is ANY lump twice as good as Royal Oak?  I'd say probably not.  But you need to think about things like availability, how important any differences are to you, and if you are an old softy like me, the warm feeling you get from dealing with a small business run by two of the nicest people you can imagine. (I just wanted to get that last bit in there....)
    The Naked Whiz
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,938
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated!  I picked up the WG this afternoon, so we'll see how it performs first hand this weekend!
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