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Just got my first firecraft order in and it definitely won't be my last. I was really impressed with how quickly the free shipping got to my house. It beat the looftlighter I ordered off amazon prime at the same time. Now it's time to crack open a few of these bags and see what all the hype is about with Ozark Oak and Rockwood.
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,817
    What will you order next weekend?

    _______________________________________________________________
    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,568
    As soon as I saw the picture I knew it was a Firecraft order!   Enjoy!
    I did the same thing awhile back.  Love both the Rockwood and Ozark connection.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 3,882
    I also get my lump from Firecraft. I have never tried Ozark Oak, but I love Rockwood. 
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    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 539
    going to order 8 bags of OO and one of Rockwood asap
    One LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen
    AR

    Albuquerque, NM
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 482
    wow, that must have been a big package.

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,568
    edited July 2014
    EGGjlmh said:
    wow, that must have been a big package.
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    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 1,443
    I love Rockwood! Have about 40 bags left!!
    Biloxi, MS
    XL / Small

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
  • ChillyWillisChillyWillis Posts: 744

    I love Rockwood! Have about 40 bags left!!

    I think the UPS guy would shoot me
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,312
    Currently . . . I pay $21.99 per bag (kamodo joe, 22 lbs bags) at Ace Hardware down the street.   

    Would a FIRECRAFT order similar to yours SAVE me money? 
    Columbus, Ohio
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,312
    sorry for being lazy but I am driving and thinking about calling in an order . . 
    Columbus, Ohio
  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 539
    edited July 2014
    Firecraft is 19.95 a bag 20 lbs  Ozark Oak is 10.95 for 10lbs  and order over 100 bucks worth free shipping.  I havent tried it yet so im going to order a bag with my Ozark Oak which IMO is the best lump made
    One LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen
    AR

    Albuquerque, NM
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,562
    NDG said:
    Currently . . . I pay $21.99 per bag (kamodo joe, 22 lbs bags) at Ace Hardware down the street.   

    Would a FIRECRAFT order similar to yours SAVE me money? 
    It's going to be about the same price($1/lb). I'd stick with supporting your local business.
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,817
    I just ordered some as well.  Great shipping time.  Now to burn off that RO in the Egg - do a full clean and try the new lump.

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    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,


    Garnerville, NY
  • jerryb78jerryb78 Posts: 215
    Hey, the Rockwood man showed up at my house today too!image
    LBGE
    Menasha, WI
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 1,443
    I love Rockwood! Have about 40 bags left!!
    I think the UPS guy would shoot me

    Well 30 of them were on a pallet that was loaded with a forklift at my business. I'm bringing it home a bag at a time.
    Biloxi, MS
    XL / Small

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
  • ChillyWillisChillyWillis Posts: 744
    edited July 2014
    @NDG‌ I got 3 20lbs bag of Rockwood for $59.85 so it sounds like buying Rockwood would save you a few dollars (assuming you bought over $99 worth of lump in order to get the free shipping). The 6 10 lbs bag of ozark oak cost $65.70 so those would be about equal to the price your paying now (again with the free shipping).

    The big difference though would be the quality of the lump. I haven't ever used Kamando Joe lump so I can't speak to the quality, however ozark Oak and Rockwood are widely viewed as the two best lumps around by many people on this forum.
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,312
    Appreciate you guys crunching the numbers for me . . . 

    @eggcelsior - have you or anyone else ever used Kamado Joe (red bag) to compare with these premium Lumps (rockwood & O.O.)?  Kamado Joe is not reviewed on Naked Whiz's site.  I have been using it ever since my ACE got rid of Wicked Good.  I think its pretty decent stuff, but keeping my eyes open. 

    I understand the "shop local" thing - but at the end of the day, the best product and best value wins.
    Columbus, Ohio
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 2,414
    Fedex delivered my 6 bags of Rockwood today. All 6 bags were in good condition..Great job FireCraft..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Excelerate....
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,166
    I have about 620lbs of lump in the garage, about 300lbs  of which is Rockwood. You will love the stuff. Its my favorite lump. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,562
    NDG said:
    Appreciate you guys crunching the numbers for me . . . 

    @eggcelsior - have you or anyone else ever used Kamado Joe (red bag) to compare with these premium Lumps (rockwood & O.O.)?  Kamado Joe is not reviewed on Naked Whiz's site.  I have been using it ever since my ACE got rid of Wicked Good.  I think its pretty decent stuff, but keeping my eyes open. 

    I understand the "shop local" thing - but at the end of the day, the best product and best value wins.
    @NDG The red bagged KJ is apparently from South America and  are purported to be the former supplier for Wicked Good Charcoal. The brown bags are purported to be from the supplier that Rockwood gets their's from.For me, the best value is who gives me the best service. Being able to put a face with that is a bonus. If you don't like your Ace dealer, by all means, go with Firecraft.
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,312
    @eggcelsior . .  .you da man - thanks
    @chillywillis . . . you da man - thanks.
    Columbus, Ohio
  • SGHSGH Posts: 15,620
    @ChillyWillis‌
    Let me know which you like best when you get to try them both. The @Biggreenpharmacist‌ just gave me some OO as a gift and I love it thus far.

    @Thatgrimguy‌
    Where do you get Rockwood in our area if I may ask. I haven't ever saw it but would love to try it.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,684
    Dammit @YEMTrey‌ ..you beat me to it.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,951
    NDG said:
    Appreciate you guys crunching the numbers for me . . . 

    @eggcelsior - have you or anyone else ever used Kamado Joe (red bag) to compare with these premium Lumps (rockwood & O.O.)?  Kamado Joe is not reviewed on Naked Whiz's site.  I have been using it ever since my ACE got rid of Wicked Good.  I think its pretty decent stuff, but keeping my eyes open. 

    I understand the "shop local" thing - but at the end of the day, the best product and best value wins.
    @NDG The red bagged KJ is apparently from South America and  are purported to be the former supplier for Wicked Good Charcoal. The brown bags are purported to be from the supplier that Rockwood gets their's from.For me, the best value is who gives me the best service. Being able to put a face with that is a bonus. If you don't like your Ace dealer, by all means, go with Firecraft.
    Agree. Buy local if you can get quality. Offer your dealer a 6 or 8 bag sale. He might deal.
    KJ dealer in Houston selling for $18.99 on the 22# bags. 

    I have used 2 bags of the KJ red and it was outstanding. Harder to start than OO but burned long, clean and had very little ash. Best lump I have used so far. purchased bags months apart from different dealers and both were great. 
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • DixieEGGDixieEGG Posts: 22
    Interesting reading about the lump.  The FEW people that I know that own Eggs swear by the BGE lump.  However, with my distributor I have option of BGE 10 or 20 LB bags or the Ozark Oak 10 LB.  Ozark costs about $1.75 less than BGE so will definitely be picking some up next time I go pick up Eggs to have as a cheaper option.  

    As for the comments with online vs. local, obviously I am going to say support locally all you can.  Now, I understand if you want a specific product and it isn't available locally, but if the same product is available locally, and even if it is just a bit more, I encourage local purchases.  I have a good friend that had to shut down his company because he couldn't compete with online sales.  Local businesses mean so much more than what you see on the surface.  Think of the employed people they put in the market, the taxes they pay, etc.  I won't go deep here just saying, buy local any chance you get as your money turns over locally, and you don't see companies like Amazon sponsoring your local youth/sports/schools/bands/etc. do ya?  

    Ok, off my soap box and will definitely try out some Ozark Oak, maybe in a live burn side-by-side with some BGE to see results and get some feedback.
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 1,443
    @SGH no local source that I know of. Maybe ACE in Ocean Springs.  Compton and Sons on Pass in Gulfport has Wicked Good.  
    Biloxi, MS
    XL / Small

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
  • SGHSGH Posts: 15,620
    @Thatgrimguy‌
    Thanks my friend.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 806
    I used Firecraft for Rockwood and OO.  The only downside is I do end up with a lot of small pieces at the end of the bag.  I suspect they get crushed shipping in a normal box.  
    XL BGE; Medium BGE 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,166
    jhl192 said:
    I used Firecraft for Rockwood and OO.  The only downside is I do end up with a lot of small pieces at the end of the bag.  I suspect they get crushed shipping in a normal box.  
    This. That stuff is like glass, and bounces around alot during the shipping process. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • ChillyWillisChillyWillis Posts: 744
    edited July 2014
    This. That stuff is like glass, and bounces around alot during the shipping process. 
    That's what I was afraid of. I felt a bit better when I saw it was only going from PA to MA. I'm burning off the last of the royal oak in my egg now and I'll be seeing what kind of shape the lump is in soon.
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