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Rockwood shipment arrived in only 3 days! Can't wait to try it!

Charlotte NC - Large Big Green Egg (2009) w/Nest and Handler
Accessories: PSWOO, Adjustable Rig, Smokeware Cap and Temperature Gauge

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  • drumdudeguydrumdudeguy Posts: 100
    3x20lb bags for $80 with free freight!
    Charlotte NC - Large Big Green Egg (2009) w/Nest and Handler
    Accessories: PSWOO, Adjustable Rig, Smokeware Cap and Temperature Gauge
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,351
    You won't be disappointed 
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
    Follow me on Instagram @ hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,345
    We appreciate your money!!  :P
  • Been using Royal Oak for the last 4 years.  It works good, and I have little to complain about besides a rock or two per bag.  Is this stuff that good?
    Columbus, OH - XL BGE and Medium BGE
  • dsrgunsdsrguns Posts: 421
    Been using Royal Oak for the last 4 years.  It works good, and I have little to complain about besides a rock or two per bag.  Is this stuff that good?
    Everyone has their own opinion. Personally it is what I use regularly and it is pretty mild on smoke flavor. I can always add my desired wood to enhance it to my liking.  Buy yourself a bag and see what you think.
      
    XL BGE
    MD
  • GrillwinoGrillwino Posts: 17
    dsrguns said:
    Been using Royal Oak for the last 4 years.  It works good, and I have little to complain about besides a rock or two per bag.  Is this stuff that good?
    Everyone has their own opinion. Personally it is what I use regularly and it is pretty mild on smoke flavor. I can always add my desired wood to enhance it to my liking.  Buy yourself a bag and see what you think.
    Very true!
  • tml1230tml1230 Posts: 237
    I agree completely with above 2 posts....I was happy with royal oak ... Comments here made me try rockwood... I ain't going back...
    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 !
  • CarolinaQCarolinaQ Posts: 77
    Blackhawk hardware off Park Rd in Charlotte carries it as well, about $26 per bag I believe. May be worth checking out if shipping is expensive.
  •  rockwood seems to consistently have larger pieces and less smoke. I was skeptical until I tried it. Worth the money and effort to get it in my opinion.
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 720
    I’ve always used Royal Oak, but I picked up a couple bags of Rockwood today. It’s not available locally but I found some an hour North of me while on a small road trip. It will be used on a couple racks of ribs and a spatched chicken tomorrow. I heard there was a football game on an Sunday I’ll need some grub to watch it properly. 
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,345
     rockwood seems to consistently have larger pieces and less smoke. I was skeptical until I tried it. Worth the money and effort to get it in my opinion.
    It's usually a one or the other deal.  Very little smoke = lack of wood = higher carbon = very brittle.  Sounds like the freight guys treated that pallet well.  You may run into some smaller pieces some day, but don't worry, it all burns the same.

    I take home the bags that are beat to hell--the ones I hit or run over the with the forklift, or drop test.  I just dump them in my BGE, and it all burns.  I leave bags outside, they get rained on, and the next day after a few hours in the sun, they light up.....little slower than normal, but again it all burns.

    Carbon is very resilient, which is why the caveman invented and used charcoal rather than just using wood. 
  • RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 600
    Rockwood is good stuff!
    The problem with a problem is that you don't know it's a problem until it's a problem.
  • drumdudeguydrumdudeguy Posts: 100
    Finally finished all my Royal Oak this weekend. I opened the case of Rockwood I ordered. Wow! Never going back! Much cleaner burning charcoal!
    Charlotte NC - Large Big Green Egg (2009) w/Nest and Handler
    Accessories: PSWOO, Adjustable Rig, Smokeware Cap and Temperature Gauge
  • SkrullbSkrullb Posts: 474
    I’ve been using FOGO super premium. Is Rockwood really better than that? I’ve never used it, but I think the FOGO is legit. 
    I'm in Fredericksburg, VA, and I have an XL and a medium. 
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,049
    Skrullb said:
    I’ve been using FOGO super premium. Is Rockwood really better than that? I’ve never used it, but I think the FOGO is legit. 
    FOGO is probably third or fourth on the list of ones I've tried while Rockwood is my favorite. Ozark was also great stuff, but no longer available. I think it's worth a few extra bucks, and if you're using FOGO it's probably in the ballpark on price. Given the ability through ACE, I can't think of any reason to not try it and decide for yourself.
    Stillwater, MN
  • MotownVolMotownVol Posts: 571
    I agree that once you try it, you will never go back to Royal Oak.   Far superior smoke flavor.
    Morristown TN, LBGE and Mini-Max.
  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 145
    edited April 15
    It's called Rockwood cause there is wood and rocks in every bag.


    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,345
    It's called Rockwood cause there is wood and rocks in every bag.


    ........Which is why we overload each bag with at least a 1/2 # extra.  Weigh the bags--they're at least 21# including the 1/2# of paper.

    It's an all-natural product made the same way it was 100-200 years ago......it's never going to be perfect.  We try, but a char-dust covered rock looks just like a chunk of charcoal coming down the line.

    Only way I've been able to devise to flush out any rocks, including the encased rocks, is to float the charcoal across a water bath.  But then we're going to be selling you a bag of water heavy charcoal that's hard to light and smoky.  Better to take the rock.  
  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 145
    Hey I'm not complaining. It's great stuff!

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 380
    Makes sense to overfill now.
    Mountain View, CA
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,364
    Just opened my second bag yesterday. 

    Love everything about it. 


    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • logchieflogchief Posts: 1,357
    edited April 15
    I've got 60# of RO left, as soon it's down to one bag I'm ordering.  Now that they've got that stupid CA Prop 65 crap covered.  Looking forward to trying it out finally
    LBGE - I like the hot stuff.  The big dry San Joaquin Valley, Clovis, CA 
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