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Stubb's Lump

Has anyone used Stubb's Lump Charcoal? I saw it at my Costco for, I think $15 for a 34# bag. I know that Stubb's briquettes are made by cowboy, and well, we all know about cowboy charcoal. I didn't pick any up because I didn't want to waste money on it if it was garbage.

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  • tyenic1tyenic1 Posts: 147
    I think someone posted on here a while back that they didn't care for it. I know Wal-Mart started selling it and was wondering the same thing.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,302
    I initially thought it was a great deal and loaded up. Bought 8 bags. Sparks flew when I lit it, and the aroma was not all that pleasant. A lot of the pieces were not well carbonized. Also, it doesn't say what type of wood it is made from. Did have a lot of big pieces though. Used and finished 1 bag and returned the rest. The price is hard to beat, however.

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,872
    It does sound an awful lot like cowboy! 


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  • lewisj82lewisj82 Posts: 53
    I did notice that it was a "blend" of hardwoods from the US and Mexico. The price was great, but I think I'll stick to B&B or Central Market. 

    Also, the 20# bag of BGE charcoal that the guy threw in when I bought my XL had a bunch of rocks in it. Thanks, Royal Oak...

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 1,632
    I like the Stubb's.  It may be a little sparkier than some of the other stuff - but not so much so that it is a problem for me. 

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,739
    I think Stubbs is the bottom of the list. Have not used it, but like you said, I have seen a lot of bad comments on it.


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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 541

    I'm in the middle of the 34 lb. bag from Costco that the original poster speaks of and must say I've been kind of disappointed.  My wife called me from Costco one day and told me about it and told her to get one....seemed like a bargain.  I find it to burn much quicker than other lump I've used and I seem to use much more fuel for even short cooks.  Have found a few rocks in the bag as well.  It is really easy to light is the only upside, but that has never been a problem using the torch method.  I've used Cowboy a lot because it's easy to find where I am and  I actually prefer Cowboy over Stubbs, but I've not been as disappointed in Cowboy as obviously some others have.

    It's not horrible and it does serve the purpose fine, but since it seems to burn quicker, that eats up any added value of the price/pound combo.  I doubt I'll get it again. 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,087
    I've heard Ozark Oak is pretty good stuff.
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 541
    henapple said:
    I've heard Ozark Oak is pretty good stuff.
    If you don't mind, where do you get yours?  On line or do you have someone near you that carries it?  I tried to find their website where they might give a list of retailers/dealers, but couldn't find one.

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    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,087
    I get it traveling through Arkansas... Were are you located?
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 541

    Southern Tarrant County in the D/FW area.

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    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,087
    I'm pretty sure you can find it there. Call their office... Their website sucks. I can usually drop off a few bag coming through Dallas.. Not sure when I'll be there way.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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