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Rockwood - where to buy online

CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,858
The place I was getting Rockwood online stopped carrying it, and everywhere else seems to charge shipping regardless of order size. If anyone has a good online source for quality charcoal please share. 
LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
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  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 500
    Buy it online at Ace and pick it up at the store.  

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 572
    Rockwoodcharcoal.com
    The problem with a problem is that you don't know it's a problem until it's a problem.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    edited January 13
    On our site, acehardware.com, eBay, soon to be Amazon, and all of our other online dealers.  Just look on our site under Where to Buy, then Online Dealers.

    If anyone is planning on ordering this weekend, and want to save some money, send me a PM with your email address.  I need about 5 people to test something for me.  Will give you a discount code or something for it.

    Edit:  need one more!
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,933
    Is your pricing via Amazon likely going to be the same as ordering directly off your site?
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    HeavyG said:
    Is your pricing via Amazon likely going to be the same as ordering directly off your site?
    No, just like eBay it's going to be higher to pay for the extra $7-8 it costs us.
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 1,909
    I still have a good supply of Rockwood, but one of my co-workers just order two bags from Ace with a 20 percent discount (per my recommendation) and the whole process was easy. Ended up about $22 per 20-pound bag. Assuming you have an Ace within decent proximity, I can't see any reason to not go this route.
    Stillwater, MN
  • SeanPSeanP Posts: 27
    Sent you a PM.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    We're good.....Thanks everybody!  Will send you guys an email with ordering instructions through this different gateway.
  • larrydlarryd Posts: 87
    Ace is the place! Ordered mine and picked it up, simple.
  • tml1230tml1230 Posts: 214
    larryd said:
    Ace is the place! Ordered mine and picked it up, simple.
    Me also..great advice from Stlcharcoal!
    Sarasota Fl. and  Lake Toxaway N.C. (and Novembers on the island of Kauai) (and April in France.... Don't hate on me for that)
    BGE  medium and minimax
    HOW  BOUT THEM GATORS !
  • jbreedjbreed Posts: 95
    no ace by me but just ordered 6 bags off the Rockwood site https://rockwood-charcoal.myshopify.com/ - pretty good process.  added my details and should be only a couple of clicks whenever I need more.

  • My ACE store (Westlake) now keeps bags on the shelf.  I use the 50% off reward coupons to get it for $12.99 bag.

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

    BGE XL with Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"+++Weber Smoky Joe++

  • RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 572
    My ACE store (Westlake) now keeps bags on the shelf.  I use the 50% off reward coupons to get it for $12.99 bag.


    What a deal!
    The problem with a problem is that you don't know it's a problem until it's a problem.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,707
    My favorite local Ace store (Bombergers in Lititz, PA) also now carries it in stock and will also special order it for free store delivery if they are out of stock.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,722
    edited January 14
    My local go to supplier for Kingsford Briquet charcoal has started carrying a cheap knockoff no name brand.
    I'm down to my last bag and I'm starting to panic.
    I'm now in search of a new supplier.
    Can anyone point to a new online Kingsford Briquet supplier?
    Birmingham, AL
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,464
    Shiff said:
    My favorite local Ace store (Bombergers in Lititz, PA) also now carries it in stock and will also special order it for free store delivery if they are out of stock.
    That's good to know, I used to live where I could see Bombergers from my back deck. Now it's a good 40 minute drive, but still shop there when I'm in the area. Lititz is a great little town, my grandparents' had a farm there and I went to high school there.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    All the orders shipped this afternoon.

    If anyone is interested in our smoking woods, they're available for order on the website now.  You have to click on catalog, then scroll all the way to the bottom.  No pictures or much info, just taking it slow this time.  They're shipped separately from the charcoal, so no savings in trying to combine with charcoal.
  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    Whats the difference between the Rockwood and BGE lump?
    Near San Francisco in California
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 658
    baychilla said:
    Whats the difference between the Rockwood and BGE lump?
    Everything

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

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    baychilla said:
    Whats the difference between the Rockwood and BGE lump?
    lots!!.  The BG lump we get at Eggfest seems to burn quicker.  I have 12 bags in storage....now to find an Ace dealer in the Rowlett/Rockwall area.  
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • BGE lump is Royal Oak rebadged, but larger pieces than the red bags from Home Depot or Walmart.  
    Rockwood is Premium Lump, and burns hotter and much cleaner!

    Land of OZ-Central Kansas

    BGE XL with Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"+++Weber Smoky Joe++

  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    I've ordered some via my local Ace using the national website.  The "fun" part is the email stating itll be 1-8 full business days until the local store gets the stuff.  
    Near San Francisco in California
  • baychilla said:
    Whats the difference between the Rockwood and BGE lump?
    The difference between Rockwood and most other lumps is that Rockwood takes very little time to get to "good smoke." You need to let the nasty white smoke burn off before you put the meat in the egg. My understanding is because it is fully carbonized.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    baychilla said:
    I've ordered some via my local Ace using the national website.  The "fun" part is the email stating itll be 1-8 full business days until the local store gets the stuff.  
    All you need to do is find out which day your Ace gets their restock from the warehouse.  Mine here in town is Monday morning 0800.  So as long as I special order something a day or two ahead of time, I know I can pick it up Monday afternoon.

    . My understanding is because it is fully carbonized.
    "Fully carbonized" kind of a misnomer.  "Fully carbonized charcoal" might be a little better.  No one sets the standard on that, but that's generally at least 75-80% carbonization.  Any less than that and it's "charred wood", not "charcoal".  Any higher than about 85%, and you're burning the carbon, and it's just going to get even more fragile.  This is kind of like what you have in the egg after you do a quick sear or pizza......the lump that just falls apart.

  • @stlcharcoal, is there much of a difference in hardwoods in making lump?
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    edited January 16
    @stlcharcoal, is there much of a difference in hardwoods in making lump?

    Yes and no.  I could write for hours, but I'll sum it up as this......

    This isn't magic, but there's no guarantee on the process either.  Nothing is ever going to be perfect.  So you hedge your bets by using species that has the same density, hopefully have the same moisture content, etc.  And if those woods are oak, hickory, pecan, etc, then those are the flavors that most people smoke with anyway--so the little bit of volatiles/smoke you get off of the charcoal anyway, and any that may be undercarbonized, you're not going to be cooking with some bitter wood or very distinct (like walnut, mesquite, etc.)

    Soft wood is a whole other story--that burns really fast and hot.  They use it in a lot of forges and kilns for glass and metal work.

    Lot of differences on how you make it too......concrete "Missouri" kilns, steel kilns, underground pits, stone & mortar "beehive" kilns, retort, etc.  Then hot and fast or low and slow which depends on your clean air regulations.  Then the wood and the moisture content.  Here's a great U.N. document on how to make charcoal all the different ways:  http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5328E/X5328E00.htm
  • @stlcharcoal Thanks for the link, very interesting.
    Why is it that so much of the nation's charcoal comes from Missouri?
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    @stlcharcoal Thanks for the link, very interesting.
    Why is it that so much of the nation's charcoal comes from Missouri?
    It's where a lot of the nations rough cut hardwood comes from.  The Mark Twain and Ozark National Forests are full of oak and hickory.  Lots of hardwood flooring, furniture, railroad ties, and pallets come from Missouri.  All though pieces too knotty or warped gotta go somewhere.

    Also, history.  In the 1800's, Missouri was a huge source for metals and steel production.  They needed charcoal to fire those mills and that's how it all started.  Missouri's charcoal production is probably less than 1/100 of what it was back in the day.  There used to be hundreds of plants.  Lump charcoal died off due mass marketing and popularity of the briquette.  The EPA coming into Missouri in the 1990s was the last nail in the coffin for half the ones that were still around (happened shortly after the governor's family sold their charcoal plant.)
  • I figured there was history involved. I could not imagine it was all due to the availability of the wood. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,057
    I figured there was history involved. I could not imagine it was all due to the availability of the wood. 

    Here's a great read if you're really into learning more:  http://a.co/0bdUhAG



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