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Best natural wood lump charcoal?

Looking for advice...

First charcoal I got was the official BGE stuff, it was larger lumps, left a fine ash.

Then I went to my local and their stuff was more like chippings rather than lumps, I don't like it, tried a low n slow and twice I came out and the chipping small pieces choked the fire if u ask me.

Any recommendations?
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  • I got cowboy lump today to tie me over but what's a nice smokey general lump charcoal???
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  • I like Royal Oak they make the BGE lump so it's the same as BGE at 1/2 the price
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    wolfetone said:
    Looking for advice... First charcoal I got was the official BGE stuff, it was larger lumps, left a fine ash. Then I went to my local and their stuff was more like chippings rather than lumps, I don't like it, tried a low n slow and twice I came out and the chipping small pieces choked the fire if u ask me. Any recommendations?
    Far and away...Maple Leaf but you can't have none.
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    Caledon, ON

     

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  • LOL I am sure we got some good American stuff here my man ;)
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Where are you at? I've heard St. Louis Charcoal is very good. Ozark Oak is good too.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 259
    +1 for Rockwood (St Louis Charcoal)  http://rockwoodcharcoal.com... Big chunks, burns well.  Good ash production, relights well.
    +1 for BGE Charcoal...
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 689
    Ozark Oak is far and away the best lump I've used.

    LBGE

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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 259
    I have to admit that Coyboy lump and Greenwise are the only ones I didn't like thus far.  
    +1 for the Ozark Oak as well.
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  • Do those......Ozark Oak and Rockwood Lump add a flavor or are they pretty neutral?

    I am in MA. The problem is the shipping, I would need to order $100 to avail of free shipping. Is there any other options out there? 

    The petfood store offers free shipping over $45 and those bags are much heavier at 35 lbs each
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    edited October 2013
    Shoot up to the canuck border and get you some maple leaf or Basques Nature's Own. Both products of Quebec

    Steve 

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  • meat73meat73 Posts: 135
    Rockwood first bag is about gone very nice stuff
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  • windsurferwindsurfer Posts: 63
    edited October 2013
    wolfetone said:
    Do those......Ozark Oak and Rockwood Lump add a flavor or are they pretty neutral?

    I am in MA. The problem is the shipping, I would need to order $100 to avail of free shipping. Is there any other options out there? 

    The petfood store offers free shipping over $45 and those bags are much heavier at 35 lbs each

    Hi wofetone! where do you live in MA i will put in order with you if you are close to me i am in 
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  • Hi, I'm in Cambridge! I guess the other thing is I could just buy 2 months of charcoal at a time. I generally go through 2-3 bags a month!
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,056
    No experience with rock wood. I have to go with Wicked Good as my favorite so far...

    Asking a favorite lump on here is sometimes like asking which of your children you love more LOL
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  • Some people probably could answer that LOL

    All I know is my current local BBQ store sells lump that sucks, it's tiny little chippings and low and slow cooks is driving me nuts!
    hapster said:

    No experience with rock wood. I have to go with Wicked Good as my favorite so far...

    Asking a favorite lump on here is sometimes like asking which of your children you love more LOL

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,596
    Asking this group which lump is best is like asking.... (fill I'm the blank)______
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  • I have to go with the diminutive Canuck. Maple Leaf is my favorite lump. It burns long and clean. Its also ready for food when you reach temp. It has minimal VOCs. I don't have anything, but good things to say about it other than its not available in the States. Little Steven pointed that out recently along with Cuban cigars. Smart a$$.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352

    Heh heh heh

     

    Steve 

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,150
    The other thing is don't judge a brand by one bag, Have had some RO that was excellent, others were terrible. 
    Are you in Cambridge Mass? That's Wicked Good country. 
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,353
    hapster said:
    No experience with rock wood. I have to go with Wicked Good as my favorite so far... Asking a favorite lump on here is sometimes like asking which of your children you love more LOL

    @hapster .......Take a drive over to FireCraft.  I just shipped them four pallets of Rockwood.

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  • ROCKWOOD! you will not regret it.... if you don't appreciate it, try any other brand and you will quickly realize the difference. 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,711
    edited October 2013

    I saw this thread and was going to pass-but the reason for the post is to inquire if WGWW has fixed their quality problem.  I would appreciate any objective inputs.  I have moved on but am wondering if they have reacted to a serious business issue.  BTW-if you can get Rockwood, give it a go!

    And I am envious of all of you up north that use Maple Leaf-the denial fuels the desire

    :)>-
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
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  • ads75ads75 Posts: 353
    hapster said:
    No experience with rock wood. I have to go with Wicked Good as my favorite so far... Asking a favorite lump on here is sometimes like asking which of your children you love more LOL

    @hapster .......Take a drive over to FireCraft.  I just shipped them four pallets of Rockwood.
    @stlcharcoal...I may have to take a ride down there now.
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,353

    Let me know how it goes!  I'm thinking about making a trip up there to visit FireCraft and go to the American Helicopter Museum.

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,056
    Thanks for the heads up... I will try to stop by there this week and grab a few bags
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  • So now that we've figured out the favorite lump ....on to the easier question...who's your favorite child lol
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  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 1,346
    lousubcap said:

    I saw this thread and was going to pass-but the reason for the post is to inquire if WGWW has fixed their quality problem.  I would appreciate any objective inputs.  I have moved on but am wondering if they have reacted to a serious business issue.  BTW-if you can get Rockwood, give it a go!

    And I am envious of all of you up north that use Maple Leaf-the denial fuels the desire

    :)>-
    @lousubcap, I 've only had one bag of WGWW and I thought it was great stuff. I just found it locally at a different BGE dealer than I usually go to. He threw a free bag in when I bought a demo egg. This was after all the posts on here about poor quality and since he offered it to me for free, I couldn't pass. 

    I will buy some more. 
    L x2, M, S, and Mini. She says I have enough now....
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  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 966
    edited October 2013
    Was it in the tan bag or the white bag with blue print?  Tan bag was great for me, white and blue not so much.
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  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 1,346
    Was it in the tan bag or the white bag with blue print?  Tan bag was great for me, white and blue not so much.
    The bag I had was tan.

    L x2, M, S, and Mini. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
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