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Does anyone actually use the BGE lump?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    **** fight!
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    (that's a female dog, family friendly)
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 214
    FWIW, the wally world near my home is still selling the 17 pound RO bags for $10.  I find that hard to beat, although price neutral I find Ozark Oak a better product.  For those in central Texas, the Central Market lump is sold at most HEB stores and the price per pound is closer to RO than Ozark Oak.
    Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio

  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Unless something has changed:

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    The Naked Whiz
  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Made by the same company but BGE bags are far better than RO. With that being said I can't buy it all the time at 25 a bag.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    EddieK76 said:
    Made by the same company but BGE bags are far better than RO. With that being said I can't buy it all the time at 25 a bag.
    FWIW, I've had good and not so good bags of both.  One difference however might be that I was told by someone in the business that they put bigger pieces into 20 pound bags than they do in 10 pound bags.  But I can't imaging how RO would make "better" charcoal for one brand than they do under their own name.  I 'spose it is possible that BGE lump could be made in one plant in one part of the country and other labels in others, and that the source wood could be different, but I've never noticed any difference in the long run.
    The Naked Whiz
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,784
    Word on the street around me is that BGE lump is "choice" RO(bigger pieces?) similar to the commercial branded RO.
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,284
    I bought Royal Oak on sale at Wal-Mart 17.6 lb bag for &10.00 a bag I bought all they had and as far as im concerned it works just as goo for less them 1/2 the price 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 597
    henapple said:

    Is ro and BGE made by the same company? Idk, but Chevrolet makes corvette and chevette. Price per pound isn't the only factor. Taste and cooks per pound are important also.

    I know that Wegmans and BGE are both RO products. I know that the BGE burned clear quicker than fresh Wgmans lump, but my BGE dealer also has it around $1.50/lb, Wegmans is 65 cents/lb. plus going to my dealer is an extra stop. So in my case, the choice is easy.

    What @henapple says is true, you have to factor in everything. All things being equal, I've forums that BGE is a bit better than straight RO or the Wegmans brand. But I don't think it is 3 times as good (price, plus extra stop when running errands).

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,784


    henapple said:

    I disagree and think you're stupid.

    of course you do. You are just a shill for Ozark Oak




    PBR-swilling, scarf wearing, ironic hipster shill. He even wears boots with 2-inch heels. I heard he shaved his chest to look better for the ladies while wearing v-necks on the beach. I bet he played that MILF some obscure dubstep tracks instead of taking pictures to show us; like a true gentleman would. Mirrored sunglasses? More like thick framed glasses without lenses. I bet he got his tongue pierced too to match his Prince Albert.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    Oh no you did nt
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    it's on (but leave me outta it)
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,008
    @Eggcelsior I bought 3 pallets of Humphrey in a group buy for $13.19/bag. Those were 20 pound bags. That averages out to about $.65/pound. That price included shipping. It ended up being cheaper than Royal Oak at Walmart. I've never used Wicked Good, but I've heard it is as good or comparable.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • I use it.  I'm still only on my third bag (about to start my fourth), and I've been cooking more or less constantly since April. It seems expensive until I price it out as cook/bag, and then it seems reasonable.  I'd branch out, but I've pretty much got an "if it ain't broke" attitude about it.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    I have an arbitrary rule that I don't pay more for lump per pound than I pay for the lowest sale price of Boston butt per pound.  So anything $0.99 or more per pound for lump ain't gonna happen. 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,784

    I have an arbitrary rule that I don't pay more for lump per pound than I pay for the lowest sale price of Boston butt per pound.  So anything $0.99 or more per pound for lump ain't gonna happen. 

    Unless it can act as a "fluffer" while I'm waiting for it to come to temp.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    I have an arbitrary rule that I don't pay more for lump per pound than I pay for the lowest sale price of Boston butt per pound.  So anything $0.99 or more per pound for lump ain't gonna happen. 
    Unless it can act as a "fluffer" while I'm waiting for it to come to temp.
    In that case, I'll try to keep it under $120 total.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • THE DRUTHE DRU Posts: 57
    BGE lump is the only thing I have used for the last 5 years. Go through a bag a month. I could scramble around and experiment with others but to save a few bucks it just is not worth it.

    Bluegrass Grills, Versailles, KY

    XL, Lg, performer, Q

  • cajunrphcajunrph Posts: 44
    I've used B&B but it has too much of the smaller pieces. So I bought a bag of BGE. $25 for a 20lb bag. I don't shop Wally world. No other retailer has RO down here that I have found. Lowe's has Cowboy but I hear it is full of chips also. I'll keep on looking. 
    LBGE, 
    Redneck Country Club
    Columbia Lakes
    West Columbia, Tx
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