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Is finding a rock in your Rockwood like....

northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,297
.....finding a prize in your Crackjack box? I happen to be right damn excited.
Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

“Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”

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  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,324
    My collection is very small.....  So I do consider it a prize; a prize I chunk into the neighbor's yard!

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,806
    In the many bags of Rockwood I have opened I have only found one, it was a large one too about 4lbs.
                                                                
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    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,351
    edited April 2017
    I heard @stlcharcoal was running a contest very similar to Willy Wonkas Golden ticket.  There's a special prize for the much searched out but hard to find rocks. 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Thomasc18Thomasc18 Posts: 181
    JRWhitee said:
    In the many bags of Rockwood I have opened I have only found one, it was a large one too about 4lbs.
    That's like the gran prize. I might take a picture and send it to rock wood.  That might be like the golden chocolate ticket bar off Willy Wonka
    Madison, AL
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,076
    No
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,262
    Found a fist size one in RO not yet in RW. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, Smobot, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • I can remember when they had good prizes in Cracker Jacks.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,806
    How about those Lady Cocks!
                                                                
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    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,297
    JRWhitee said:
    How about those Lady Cocks!
    1 down....3 games to go!
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,227
    1 pound 3.2 oz


    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,210
    I never found one in the bag. I find them in the ash after a cook. It is a prize, as I have not found many since using Rockwood exclusively. Maybe 3-4, all small, in the last couple of years.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    I've found a few.  Not terribly common.  They go into my RW Rock collection around a drain.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,337
    I haven't found one yet. Granted I'm a fairly new RW convert, but I've burned a couple hundred lbs. Before switching it was a very common find. 
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
    Follow me on Instagram @ hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,884
    I found one recently too. Mine has also seems to be sparking a lot more than usual. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,548
    If you're worried about a rock, stick to propane. 
  • Has anyone ever had one of the rocks blow up? From what I understand if you get them hot enough rocks can explode. Eggs are capiable of getting into the 1000s degree range seems like a bomb waiting to explode in your face. 
  • HntnhrdHntnhrd Posts: 711
    If you ain't finding a few rocks here and there you aren't burning enough lump!! Egg on!!!
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,210
    Just did my third cook using the same lump, in my XL, even after removing some for a cook in the MM.
    BGE and Rockwood, tough to beat. Rocks and all.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,330
    edited April 2017
    If it's a sedimentary rock that has moisture trapped in it from millions of years ago, yes it can boil and pop.  But it would have to be perfect storm for it to "explode" per se.  If it has moisture trapped in it, it probably has other stuff too,  and should split prior to turn into a bomb.  Not saying it can't happen.  I've had a few "blow up" over the years......you just hear a loud snap, see so sparks, and find a rock perfectly split in 2-3 pieces when you clean out the ash.

    If any of those are in there, they should have split during the kiln.  More than enough heat there.
  • Still haven't found one and been through at least a dozen bags. And prepping for a mojo pork shoulder tonight. Had to take advantage of the awesome bge warranty too. 
    Franklin, Tn
    LBGE - Cast Iron Grate - Flameboss 300 - BGEtisserie

  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,297
    Before the conspiracy thread starts, no the Russians have not been adding rocks to our bags to weigh them down.  Missouri is a very rocky place, and kilns break down due to extreme heat.  A charcoal covered rock looks no different than a chunk of charcoal, so aside from floating them across a water bath, there's no way to sort them out.  So, there's an extra .4-.6# of charcoal in every bag to cover for any rocks, foreign material, machine error, etc.  Add all those 1/2#'s up over the course of the year, subtract the occasional rock, and you're coming out ahead (unless you have really bad luck.)  As always, satisfaction guaranteed--feel free to take it back for a refund, but please don't ever buy it again because we can never guarantee a rock-free bag (nor can anyone else.)
    As the OP,  I am a very happy customer....and have found only a few in my years of using your lump. This was intended as a backhanded compliment. Happy customer, just stirring the pot on a Friday night with a few cocktails. All good here.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,227
    I really like Rockwood, think it is a quality product.  But why did they ever name it after the two things you do not want in your lump charcoal - Rocks and Wood?  I think someone has an interesting sense of humor.


    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,330
    I really like Rockwood, think it is a quality product.  But why did they ever name it after the two things you do not want in your lump charcoal - Rocks and Wood?  I think someone has an interesting sense of humor.


    Geographic location we're in......my favorite state park to hike in.  Everything is 'rockwood something' here (bank, lumber, school district, etc.)
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,227
    Thanks, I always wondered.  I will still smile every time I open a bag to see if I get the wood or the rock prize!!!    =)
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • Gr_eggerGr_egger Posts: 17
    I have yet to find a rock, but check out this little gem that exposed itself for tonight's wing cook. It looks expensive. I wonder if I should ship it back to RO?
    Portland OR
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,297
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
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