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Craigslist ad for Forrest lump?

Hello, Anyone see this ad? What do you all think? FORESTLUMPS offers PURE 100% NATURAL HARDWOOD LUMP BBQ CHARCOAL (from Balkan forests of European Beechwood). From our virtually unlimited sustainable harvest of forest waste we produce QUALITY BEECH LUMP CHARCOAL packaged in BOXED BAGS (in the USA) to ensure product integrity (trans-Atlantic shipped in Big Bags), sifted fines go into our second product offer PURE "C" POTTING SOIL AMENDMENT. Third product offer is bulk "Carbon" for Active Carbon. CUSTOMER PROBLEM HARDWOOD LUMP CHARCOAL in the USA is plagued with problems of SUPPLY, QUALITY (high volume of small charcoal fines and dust) and poor characteristics on duration of burn, mean temperature and high ash volume. FORESTLUMPS "trumps" all product problems and complaints implementing quality controlled production utilizing the highest quality of natural (UNPROCESSED) beech wood. We deliver a product worth paying for, to the TOP of the U.S. NICHE MARKET .Perfect for Big Green Egg cookers and all gravity fed charcoal cookers. I use on my Southern Bred Smoker and it stays within 2 degrees of set temperature for 8 to 10 hours.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I liked it: Forest Lump
    The Naked Whiz
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Naked Whiz did a review recently and it rated Highly Recommended.  Pretty good review.  
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    edited July 2013
    Just checked their Web Site - they are having a 50% off sale due to rebranding.  I ordered 4 bags.
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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    How bad was the shipping cost?
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    $37 to PA.  More expensive than the Wegmans RO I've been using, but about what I paid for WGWW, and less than what I've paid for BGE.  $1.08 a pound total.  
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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    I'm cheap.  I'm going to have to stick with my royal oak from Wal Mart for $10-13 bucks a bag.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 970

    I liked it: Forest Lump

    2 thumbs up for the Nero Wolfe reference! My Dad's favorite series of all time.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Just ordered two boxes. Less than $1.00 a pound after shipping.

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  • arango1arango1 Posts: 10
    I liked it: Forest Lump
    Awesome! I'm ordering!
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 520
    im gettin 10 boxes.

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 520
    danv23 said:
    im gettin 10 boxes.
    Came out to $20.25 per 20lb bag. No brainer.

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,003
    I would like them to tell me the shipping cost before I give them my cc information.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 520
    dlk7 said:
    I would like them to tell me the shipping cost before I give them my cc information.
    They do. You don't commit until you see it.

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 520
    edited July 2013
    Got my shipment today, 5 of 10 boxes I ordered showed up.  Opened one bag in one box and all I saw was chips.  I'm too pissed off right now to look any further.

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    My shipment is supposed to arrive tomorrow. We'll see.
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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 647
    dweebs0r said:
    I'm cheap.  I'm going to have to stick with my royal oak from Wal Mart for $10-13 bucks a bag.
    Wow... where are you???  I typically pay < $7/bag at wally world.. (in MD).
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    10 or 20 pound bag?
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,003
    Just received my 4 boxes.  Fedex beat them up pretty bad.  Opened one bag and poured it out into a flat box to get a look at the contents.  Unlike the Naked Whiz review, no large pieces, about 25% medium, 50% small and 25% chips and dust.  I just loaded my XLs with Rockwood yesterday so I won't be able to review how it performs until mid next week.  I'm guessing that a pallet buy would reduce the amount of small chips and dust due to the fedex shipping. 

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • North_Is_UpNorth_Is_Up Posts: 134
    edited August 2013
    Looks like a change is in the works. Rebranding? 

     
    Sorry. @Tjcoley. Saw yours too late. 

    Still, looks shaky to me. Dumping substandard lump and then changing the name. 



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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 520
    Don't order it. Period.

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Well, my order arrived this morning.  Opened up one of the bags and pleasantly surprised.  Looked pretty good size wise
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    Dumped it out and did a real quick sort.  Thats an iPhone 5 for size perspective.  While there were no huge pieces (Which to me is good), there were a lot of good sized medium pieces, and about 50% usable small.  Not a whole lot of chips or dust.  Overall, a good bag.  We'll see how it burns in the next day or so.


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    - Camp Hill, PA
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,003
    Yours was much better than my first bag.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 130
    @Tjcoley, looking closely at your 3 pictures with the lump spread out on the white background, it looks like there is a fair amount of not fully carbonized wood.  Is that just the lighting in the pictures (or my monitor)?
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    It may be the lighting.  The lump looked good, with no rocks or other foreign material.  There were a couple of small pieces that looked not fully carbonized that I trashed before dumping back in the bag. Overall, a good bag.  I'm hoping the others are the same.  With the very small amount of dust, I'd dump and light all of it.
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 520
    I just moved a pack of 3 boxes (shrink wrapped) and a pack of 2 (shrink wrapped) and it was like picking up rain sticks. I am reserving judgement but at this point I'm pissed off that I just didn't get 200lbs of Ozark Oak shipped for the same price.  I'm disgusted. 

    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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  • danv23 said:
    Got my shipment today, 5 of 10 boxes I ordered showed up.  Opened one bag in one box and all I saw was chips.  I'm too pissed off right now to look any further.
    Sir, Can we ask you about your other boxes? We are concerned about damaged product and would like to assure you that we maintain high standards of quality control in our packing line which includes sifting (fines) and sorting (sizes). Please give us feedback.
    Aiming2Please! 
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  • Unless Forestlumps says otherwise, as far as I know, they are moving this product in order to switch to new packaging.  They told me they were going to use slightly larger boxes because they weren't getting a full 20 pounds into the current boxes. (Note that the current boxes say they contain 20 pounds plus/minus 5%).

    I received 2 boxes for the review, and I opened 3 of the four bags so far.  All 3 were fine.
    The Naked Whiz
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  • dlk7 said:
    Just received my 4 boxes.  FedEx beat them up pretty bad.  Opened one bag and poured it out into a flat box to get a look at the contents.  Unlike the Naked Whiz review, no large pieces, about 25% medium, 50% small and 25% chips and dust.  I just loaded my XLs with Rockwood yesterday so I won't be able to review how it performs until mid next week.  I'm guessing that a pallet buy would reduce the amount of small chips and dust due to the FedEx shipping. 
    Sir, Our assurance is given that we sort sizes  (20/50/30 : Sm/Med/Lg). Law Of Averages dictates that some times we miss our challenge. We sort all small batches to be free of foreign mater and to have no un-carbonized  wood during the same process we attempt to provide the proper size mix. Our packing line is manned by four (4) men and has proven to be  very successful and accurate. We sift all fines less than a 0.5" ; all of this is done by manual labor to assure our consumers that we TRY to deliver the best Hardwood Lump Charcoal.
    This is why we box our product. BUT even boxing it, may not protect if enough concerning shipping and handling by third parties. 
    Any Customer CLAIMS of substandard product will be taken seriously by support@forestlumps.com; for Refunds or Product Replacement please contact us and submit an image. Thank you!
    Aiming2Please! 
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  • :-@

    North Alabama - Roll Tide

    LBGE 2013

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  • Looks like a change is in the works. Rebranding? 

     
    Sorry. @Tjcoley. Saw yours too late. 

    Still, looks shaky to me. Dumping substandard lump and then changing the name. 



    Absolutely NOT DUMPING. We launched over a very successful four (4) months with little opposition. One hic-up (Family emergency). Interim control had to be given to new majority partners. New partners successfully recreating Forest Lumps. Our Forestlumps product is NOT CHANGING THE NAME / SAME PERFECT EUROPEAN BEECHWOOD FEEDSTOCK / SAME SMALL BATCH KILNS / SAME QUALITY CONTROLS / LARGER BOXES COMING WITH MORE CHARCOAL + 7.5% / AND A MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE LOGO - LABELING.
    So we are not dumping but making vital adjustments and relaunching! THIS IS WHY WE ARE HAVING A LIMITED OFFER - CLEARANCE SALE. ENJOY!
    Aiming2Please! 
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