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Rock wood lump

Has it been your experience that this burns hotter than most? IE: WGWW BGE....
Brandon, MS
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  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 510
    I wish i knew where to get it here in Albuquerque. I havent seen it anywhere
    One LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen
    AR

    Albuquerque, NM
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  • loveTheEggloveTheEgg Posts: 375
    I order it from Firecraft
    Brandon, MS
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,358
    I've found that it gets to temp faster but I don't think hotter.

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • loveTheEggloveTheEgg Posts: 375
    It seems to burn hotter to me. My direct 400 settings has to be closed down even more to maintain it. Oh well!
    Brandon, MS
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 665
    I've found that it gets to temp faster but I don't think hotter.
    My findings exactly. 

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,100
    I second the observation that Rockwood gets to temperature quicker than WGWW-but that said, WGWW has  more staying power over the long haul for me.  In plain English-as dense as Rockwood is, I find WGWW  more dense thus the extended time at temp. 
    WGWW= Wicked Good Weekend Warrior lump for the recent forum members.   FWIW-
    Louisville
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,358
    edited July 2014

    It seems to burn hotter to me. My direct 400 settings has to be closed down even more to maintain it. Oh well!

    Not trying to controversial. My bad if it came off that way.
    . I burn nothing but RW and the occasional OO now. Been a while since trying WGWW.

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • I also find RW is a bit hotter.  I also find it light quickly on re-lighting and a less ash then WGWW.  I have made the switch to RW from WGWW.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,987
    I like royal oak. %-(
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,358
    Damn I almost really messed up there. I had RO instead of RW and had to edit. Hope I didn't loose any creds from @henapple although we all know is is a closet RO user!!!!

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,987
    I haven't come out of the closet. ... but I'm fumbling with the doorknob.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,367
    henapple said:
    I haven't come out of the closet. ... but I'm fumbling with the doorknob.
    That ain't a doorknob.   B-)

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 1,091
    Come on out Henapple, Rockwood rocks !!!!

    Donnie Dawes - Carrollton, KY  

    1-XLBGE, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    IF IT AIN'T MOVIN', SMOKE IT !!!!!


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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,358
    @henapple is not hiding from RW, he is hiding because of his love for RO!!!

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,143

    I wouldn't say our charcoal necessarily "burns hotter" than anyone else's........it's just consistently a higher carbon content.  This allows it to get to temperature faster and be more responsive to O2 changes.  Something that has a bunch of wood fiber in it, still burns from the outside in and cannot reach those high temps until the wood burns out of it.  Not sure if that makes sense.

    The only downside (from a marketing aspect), is that because of the higher carbon content, the charcoal very brittle--it breaks down in to smaller chunks during bagging, palletizing, shipping, stocking, etc.  But it still burns the same as the big chunks, but we still field complaints.

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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,315
    edited July 2014
    I don't think it burns hotter, but does burn evenly...no hot spots on the small.  My only concern is RW sparks more than OOak and ROak.  RW is my preference for the mini and the small where sparking isn't a big concern.  OOak is used exclusively on the large where sparks are a big concern.  
    BTW I have had no problems with the smaller shipping caused chunks.  They burn/heat just like the big chunks.  
    Another plus for RW, DIL does not like a lot of smoke taste in her food and RW's clean burning characteristic was just the answer....No complaints now. 
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,738
    In my experience, Rockwood came up to temp faster, burned off the VOCs faster, and burned hotter than WGWW. Burn time was about the same.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1160392/review-wicked-good-vs-rockwood-long-post-with-lotsa-pics-so-grab-a-beverage

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    I like Rockwood and agree with the pro posts above. If you want a relatively smokeless cook, it's good for that too.

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

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