Since starting to Egg last September, I've failed to find a reliable source of lump that works well for me:
Local ACE has stuff the sparked like Chinese New Year. Local Walmart has no charcoal (seriously). Cowboy is my fallback (actually Whole Foods rebadge), but my egg and kitchen are 1 floor and length of house apart and have had several sudden temp increases 1/2 way through cooks. Was getting Hasty Bake from Bering's, but last 2 visits only had 8.8lb bags for $10. Prefer 20lb for cost and convenience. Finally, paid through nose for BGE lump, but we cook mostly fish and veggies. Smell is very strong and overwhelms a lot of our more delicate meals.
So if you've read this far and live in H-town: what lump do you use and where do you get it? I live in the 5th ward, so don't expect super-local, but will drive for a reliable source. Thanks,