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Well, my order arrived this morning. Opened up one of the bags and pleasantly surprised. Looked pretty good size wise.Dumped it out and did a real quick sort. That's 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.
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.
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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!!!!
I've burned through three boxes. All three had decent size pieces. The second box seemed to take longer to burn off the VOC's and get rid of the acrid smell, but otherwise I'm happy with it.
My first half box was smaller pieces but the second half had more medium sized pieces so I'm ok with that. I've done 5 cooks with it so far and haven't had any problem with VOCs. It comes up to temp fairly quickly and imparts a very mild smoke flavor. Over all it seems to work fine although I prefer Rockwood, Ozark Oak, and Dragon Breath better. If you can get it cheap, I think you will be happy with it.
I ordered 5 boxes and have opened three boxes and three bags. While the pieces are mostly medium and small, my cooks has been good and I've enjoyed the results. I guess for me each bag of lump I try (RO, BGE, KJ, WGC, CB) is different and hopefully enjoyable. Like craft beers, I hope to try others and understand some will be better depending on the day and my given taste or mood. Each of the char I mentioned have had less then stellar bags and I knew what I was getting ordering this lump. Same goes for beers, some times it warm and flat.
Overall ForestLumps was a good buy for me this time and it was good to give it a try. I'll order again as they ship and it not something I can buy locally. Fire sale, re-brand, whatever, they earned my repeat business for what its worth to others.
I spoke w Marko yesterday and he seems like a great guy w a good product. I'm very interested in grabbing some. I'd love to split a pallet if someone or multiple people would split it w me. We do need to go pick it up but I could handle picking up my part of the split.They are just north of the Tampa airport and address is 4929 Tampa West Blvd