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Cowboy Wood $3

Was at Home Depot yesterday and saw Cowboy wood was $2.98 for 8 lb bag. Only lady also told me there is another pallet of it in the back. Now I am new to the egg and have only used one bag of lump so far that bag being cowboy wood. Do you think I should stock up for the winter on the $3 bags or try other brands to see what works for me? I know its all preference but when I see a half off sale it gets me all excited!! :)
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  • I would have to be in desperate straights to ever use Cowboy.  Fairly common box store brands are Royal Oak and Best of the West, both of which have worked well for me.  Wicked Good used to be at Ace, but alas no more.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,977
    the cowboy lately has a more robust smoke flavor than most lumps other than mesquite lumps, im beginning to like it more and more and would buy it. its alot diffirent than it was a year or two ago. being new to burning lump i would try some others but nothing wrong with having several different types on hand
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  • I have heard some not so great reviews but couldn't resist picking up a few bags at $2.97.
    Albion, PA
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  • Being a lump whore, I'd buy some. Keeping a mixture of lump brands is a good way to get some great buys. If the stuff is not all you expect, you can always mix some in with more acceptable lump. 
    When company comes or when doing a special cook, I use my good stuff. When doing a quick cook, burgers, ATBs, chicken breasts the cheap stuff works just fine. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,048
    Little harder to get good smoke with cowboy, but I don't have a problem with it.  I like the smaller bags....you can dump the whole bag.  I'd stock up if it were me.
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  • I didnt mind the taste. Dunno but it seemed to burn fast. Think I might pick up at least 10 bags.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,977
    NewToQue said:
    I didnt mind the taste. Dunno but it seemed to burn fast. Think I might pick up at least 10 bags.
    i really shouldnt have said, more robust smoke flavor, its more a robust smoke smell. its an odd smell at startup and lingers longer than other lumps. cooks fine though
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,263

    I would have to be in desperate straights to ever use Hu Cowboy.  Fairly common box store brands are Royal Oak and Best of the West, both of which have worked well for me.  Wicked Good used to be at Ace, but alas no more.

    Doc, where are you located?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    Someone else found some lump charcoal for $.98.  Looks like HD might just be blowing out their charcoal everywhere.

    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,263
    Is there a way to localize this app?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • I saw the same deal. Picked up 6 bags.
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  • NewToQue where are you located went to hd in Bloomington mn today same deal. had the civic today going back with the pick up. Thanks for the info.
    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
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  • NewToQue where are you located went to hd in Bloomington mn today same deal. had the civic today going back with the pick up. Thanks for the info.
    Hey I'm in Philadelphia PA. It is kinda hard to find much lump around here.... Gotta get out to the burbs to find anything.
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  • The other big box store also carries Cowboy Lump.  I find that over time the pieces have gotten very small.  For myself, I prefer larger pieces mixed in with the bag.

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  • henapple said:
    I would have to be in desperate straights to ever use Hu Cowboy.  Fairly common box store brands are Royal Oak and Best of the West, both of which have worked well for me.  Wicked Good used to be at Ace, but alas no more.
    Doc, where are you located?
    Central Florida
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • Home Depot in Erie and Pittsburgh PA has the cowboy clearance deal
    Albion, PA
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