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Charcoal - Atlanta

AcornAcorn Posts: 158

Good evening cooking friends,

I understand there are several opinions about the charcoal we use but if you’re interested The Restaurant Depot in Atlanta has Royal Oak lump for $8.99. It’s a 17.5lb. Bag. Happy cooking.......

Atlanta, GA  - LBGE -


  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 767
    I'm in Woodstock, where is this place and do u have to be a member? Wally just got the big bags of RO for like $12.
  • I found Royal Oak lump at Tractor Supply Company in Hiram last weekend.
    Dallas, GA
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,743
    That is where I get mine, it is on the I 85 service road just north of the perimeter west side of the interstate and yes you need to be a member. My buddy owns a restaurant that is how I get in.


    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia

  • I found Royal Oak lump at Tractor Supply Company in Hiram last weekend.
    I used to live behind that Tractor Supply. Do you live in the Dallas/Hiram area?
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • VettemanVetteman Posts: 19
    Got mine at restaurant depot in Charlotte. Great deal for great lump.
  • AcornAcorn Posts: 158
    The restaurant depot I use is on Ellsworth Industrial Dr. close to Howell Mill Rd. You need to have a business licence to set up an account, but there is no charge to be a member. Let me know if you need more info.
    Atlanta, GA  - LBGE -
  • What do you all think of Cowboy lump?  Lowe's had 20 lb bags for $10.  I'm a newbie, but it's worked well for me.  How does it compare to Royal Oak lump?  Thanks.
    LBGE, 2 UDS, lots of Georgia pecan
  • HicHic Posts: 350

    If you have a KCBS membership you can get a 1 day pass to RD. That's how i get in to the one in Norcross. Got 5 bags on Saturday.


    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

    New Orleans Restaurant Depot has RO USA on sale for $8.99 for 17.8 lbs bags also for all of June.  I went yesterday and got 5 bags.  Unfortunately they had no bone-in butts under 20 lbs.  I need to take some butchering classes.
    "America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland." -Tennessee Williams
  • AcornAcorn Posts: 158
    I'm only 6 months in on owning an egg, I have not tried Cowboy brand. Many users have complained about it having a lot of trash in it. The members have talked up Royal Oak so when I saw it, I grabbed a couple of far I have only used it for quick cooks (burgers, chops & steak). No problems & much cheaper than BGE lump.
    Atlanta, GA  - LBGE -
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