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Charcoal opinion poll

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Doesn't matter as long as the monsters are fully carbonized. Big ones can be made smaller, but little pieces can't grow.
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    B

    I'd prefer a bag of average size pieces but would want large over dust. 
    Knoxville, TN
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,673
    B
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Just for fun, here's the biggest piece.

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  • StreetgliderStreetglider Posts: 104
    B

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  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 149
    What did you test?
  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    I too prefer fist size pieces, I would see a 5lb piece as a bad thing (but better then 5lbs of dust...)
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  • EazyEEazyE Posts: 55
    A for me!
  • EazyEEazyE Posts: 55
    edited July 2013
    Looks like the Whiz got him some Kamado Joe Lump charcoal. I know he was going to do a review of it per his Facebook page. I use it all the time and it is good stuff with lots of huge pieces just like in his picture. Do I win a prize Whiz??
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,153
    C
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,862
    Giant pieces are a negative for me.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • WylecyotWylecyot Posts: 106
    B for me.
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685

    Just for fun, here's the biggest piece.


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    Wasn't this in a Bruce Willis movie? I vote B

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  • eddieproeddiepro Posts: 42
    B
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    B
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,377
    GQuiz said:
    Just for fun, here's the biggest piece.

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    Wasn't this in a Bruce Willis movie? I vote B
    Maybe you're thinking South Park - Bono's giant turd


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  • GezrGezr Posts: 153
    Bad thing. Breaking up a large chunk is going to result in chunks, chips and dust.
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,105
    I would just put that aside for my next low and slow. No reason to break that up. The fogo lump I got off amazon over half the bag is pieces that size. I put 3 of them on top of the leftover lump from a previous cook this weekend and did pulled beef and after 8 hours they are now fist sized for my next cook. I prefer big pieces it makes for better airflow.
  • TonyATonyA Posts: 566
    B) Bad .. 

    Considering I have pushed my remaining lump up the side off the egg, added fresh and redistributed on every cook since my first  - my opinion of large and small pieces has merged.  If it has to be broken up - it's just work.
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I like have a few large pieces so I can put them on the bottom then everything else on top. I usually have plenty of smaller lump laying around somewhere to fill in with.
    Dunedin, FL
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,489
    was finding cowboy lump last summer with whole logs, i just dumped and burned, never a problem, logs bigger than 3 inch diameter and 8 or 9 inches long. if you havent updated cowboy from the milled wood scrap, you might want to do that, its a whole different animal now and probably the biggest source in the north east now, i dont even see royal oak anymore. answer c, i really dont care, it all burns, dust and all
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  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 400
    B
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,030
    B

    I'd prefer a mix with fist size being the largest, and minimal dust.  

    I'd also prefer to drink without a hangover - can I put in that request too? 

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,193
    B. I would worry that the large chunks were not "carbonized" throughout. (not sure that is the right term) I've noticed large pieces tend to smoke and spark more, don't like that and I do not like to break up chunks. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 133
    C
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    was finding cowboy lump last summer with whole logs, i just dumped and burned, never a problem, logs bigger than 3 inch diameter and 8 or 9 inches long. if you havent updated cowboy from the milled wood scrap, you might want to do that, its a whole different animal now and probably the biggest source in the north east now, i dont even see royal oak anymore. answer c, i really dont care, it all burns, dust and all
    :))
    I have a bag waiting for a review.  It's next.

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  • mdoziermdozier Posts: 86
    B. The more mid-sized and smaller pieces (discounting dust) gives more fuel per volume and thus longer burn times overall.
  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    B) I like medium chunks of lump baseball size
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,910
    What was the question?
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