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True Cue Lump from Home Depot

Now that ACE Hardware stopped carrying Weekend Warrior lump I decided to try something new so I picked up this True Cue Lump from Home Depot. I tried it tonight and was less than impressed...my guess on sizing 60% small, 40% medium/large, plenty of dust. See the picture below, I dumped it in straight from the bag, note it is smokey because I took the picture after lighting the lump. No bad odors, but the smoke never cleared up, even had the dome up to 500 and it just pumped out the smoke. I went ahead and grilled some burgers, they tasted ok if you like very smokey burgers. The smokey taste was probably oak, but that is just a guess on my part, not bad but strong. I will use up the bag but won't buy more in the future, to many small pieces and to much smoke for me.

Comments

  • DIXIEDOGDIXIEDOG Posts: 109
    Good info....is that a rock on the top just right of center?    I'd be pretty disappointed to get pieces that small, I wonder if the bag was beat around by an employee at the store of if that is the regular quality of their lump?
  • RV10FlyerRV10Flyer Posts: 139
    Thank you for the report.


    North Texas

    XL and Small BGE

  • flemsterflemster Posts: 262
    Thanks for the review.  I might have been tempted.  In an attempt to branch out I tried the Publix brand, but found it had too many small pieces.  Have gone happily back to BGE Lump...I am willing to pay a bit more for the consistent product.  
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  • beteezbeteez Posts: 471
    Tried one bag it was okay but there are better deals
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,254
    Thanks for posting... and taking one for the team. I wondered about it too, but figured it wouldn't be that great.

    Where do you live in NC? Folks may be able to chime in with locally available alternatives.

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  • BillPinNCBillPinNC Posts: 68
    DIXIEDOG said:
    Good info....is that a rock on the top just right of center?    I'd be pretty disappointed to get pieces that small, I wonder if the bag was beat around by an employee at the store of if that is the regular quality of their lump?

    No rocks, but it does look like me in the picture.
  • BillPinNCBillPinNC Posts: 68
    caliking said:
    Thanks for posting... and taking one for the team. I wondered about it too, but figured it wouldn't be that great.

    Where do you live in NC? Folks may be able to chime in with locally available alternatives.

    I am not in NC anymore, moved to central FL last year.
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