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Wicked Good @ Ace

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,837
    pswarren said:
    pswarren said:
    Ace is dropping WG for KJ. KJ comes from the same source as WG. Information from an ACE buyer. I bought the last bags of WG today from the WI warehouse. as of this morning there were only around 450 bags of WG left in Ace Warehouses across the nation. The KJ is in the system, but not yet stocked in the WI warehouse, not sure of others around the nation.

    I would like to stand corrected. Wicke Good and KJ are not the same! I have recently recieved information I am beyond confindent is accurate. I do not have any further specifics to share at this time, but I am hoping others with first hand experince will also chime in with differences they have witnessed.

    I, like many of you are not happy about the decission ACE has made to stock KJ over Wicked Good. We are looking forward to still offering Wicked Good's charcoal at our sotres, even if it is not quite as easy to get as it has been over the last 10 months.

    And, no, this does not apply to the 50% rule mentioned, this comes from the other 50%.

    Happy Egging!

    @pswarren can you give us your sources? I have seen KJ lump advertised as WGWW at sites like here.

    Across multiple message boards, I have seen a ton of post claiming that it is the same. I have seen 2(including yours) that state the opposite. Even reviews of KJ lump say something like "its just rebranded WGWW"
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,837
    UPDATE:

    I just called Kamado Joe @ (877) 215-6299

    A very nice woman named Tina answered the phone.

    It went like this:

    Me: I have seen in many places that KJ brand lump is actually WGWW. There is controversy to this, so is it true?

    Tina: KJ lump comes from the same facility that WGWW does in Argentina. It is the same mixture of woods.

    Hopefully this settles this, since KJ themselves says it comes from the same place(facility, distributor, whatever) as WGWW does.

    If you can't trust the horse's mouth, who can you trust?


  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 118
    Again, many thanks to those who have posted here and made follow up efforts; in particular, thanks to Eggcelsior for calling KJ!  I also sent an email to Ace via their website and received the semi-generic response of we remove items from our website when out of stock (aside - interesting business practice versus still listing the item, but noting it's temporarily out of stock), but they failed to address whether they would continue carrying WGWW.  

    My local Ace stores do not stock WG, and there are no WG retailers in Missouri, so Ace (either ship to store or having the store special order it) was a great option while it lasted. 
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • calracefancalracefan Posts: 473
    Maybe my memory is failing but I thought I recently read on this forum that KJ charcoal was the same as Ozark Oak, now the story has changed. Does anyone know for sure ? It would seem Eggslior has some first hand knowledge via Kj Rep. I really like the WGWW but my local Chigger Creek Charcoal has been working well and is much cheaper.
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • LjpickLjpick Posts: 27
    edited April 2013
    I always got mine in NC at an outdoor store and last week went to get it and he was out. I asked he stated there is a supply issue as i believe they changed locations of mfg. and stated would be a month or so before it was back so he was ordering ozark until supply was back
  • LjpickLjpick Posts: 27
    I always got mine in NC at an outdoor store and last week went to get it and he was out. I asked he stated there is a supply issue as i believe they changed locations of mfg. and stated would be a month or so before it was back so he was ordering ozark until supply was back
  • grEGGorysgrEGGorys Posts: 156
    I wonder if KJ is the same quality as WGWW? I realize that Eggcelsior called KJ and the answer was that both charcoals are made at the same place with the same wood. What wasn't said( correct me if I am wrong) was whether it was the same grade or quality. I am just curious.
    Gulf Coast FL
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 2,880
    edited April 2013
    I think me see a panic attack coming on!!! :D :D   But seriously I have never used WG and wondering is that good? I have used BGE and pay $22 for a 20lb bag and also Royal Oak for near $7 on almost a 9lb bag, so I prolly shouldn't comment on what I don't know

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,389
    Ljpick said:

    I always got mine in NC at an outdoor store and last week went to get it and he was out. I asked he stated there is a supply issue as i believe they changed locations of mfg. and stated would be a month or so before it was back so he was ordering ozark until supply was back

    Where are you in NC? I want to try Ozark Oak but can't find it anywhere.
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,441

    This is very bad news. Really bad.

    I use WGWW only.

    :(

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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    Maybe my memory is failing but I thought I recently read on this forum that KJ charcoal was the same as Ozark Oak, now the story has changed. Does anyone know for sure ? It would seem Eggslior has some first hand knowledge via Kj Rep. I really like the WGWW but my local Chigger Creek Charcoal has been working well and is much cheaper.
    Ain't no way KJ and Ozark Oak are the same. At least the Ozark Oak that is produced on this earth.


    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • krobertsmsnkrobertsmsn Posts: 522
    I just went and got the last 2 bags at my Rome, GA Ace HW. They initially said "sure, we can order more". They attempted and said "no more in warehouse, unsure if a permanent thing or not"...Glad I stocked up last fall-I have about 10 bags in the attic, plus these last 2 bags. I'm good for the summer I guess...It's my fav!
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 5,117
    As far as my local ACE this morning; getting more shouldn't be a problem... I took their last two bags. They get a pallet in every week
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 2,999
    Picked up 2 bags at ACE this morning as well.
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