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@Nanook - Maple Leaf is a great lump, very neutral and all Canadian (if that matters to you). Our friends in Ontario can get it for as little as $13 a bag, we have to pay at least $20 - another reminder on how big this country is. My local BBQ shops want $25-$30 for it and they will not discount. I found that Home Hardware has it for $20 in the west and $19 in the east. If they don't have it in stock, they will bring it in for you. I ordered 10 bags and my local HH owner gave me 5% off, so final price was $19/bag plus tax (8Kg)\FOGO is good as well, from Latin America. I order when it is on sale with free shipping from Amazon.com. i've never seen it with free shipping for western Canada from Amazon.ca, maybe others are Prime members.
Where in Ontario can you get Maple Leaf for $13 a bag. I only ever se it at Rona for about $20. It is great lump thou.
My Fogo arrived yesterday. I still have a half bag of Royal Oak, so it'll be a while before I get into this bag.
"That there is a big bag of lump"
The price of Fogo on Amazon varies wildly. It's been stuck at $45 (it's high water mark) for weeks though. Back in April I pulled the trigger on a few bags at $28 and change. Camelcamelcamel.com is an interesting way to look at the price swings.
I've started using Fogo for almost everything. It's very smoke neutral, so the smoke flavor you apply comes from the smoke wood, not the lump. It lights easily (w/weed torch), and produces very little ash. The pieces are large, and sometimes need to be broken up - I can live with that. The funniest criticism I've heard is that it was very sooty. Duh! It's charcoal ...
Maple Leaf lump was on for $9.99 a couple of weeks ago at CostCo in north London.Gerhard
The funniest criticism I've heard is that it was very sooty. Duh! It's charcoal ...