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Where is all the lump charcoal.

I do not want to pay $39,00 for green egg coal, nothing else here i n Niagara Peninsula, Hamilton Toronto. Loews, Home Depot, Canadian Tire . Whats happened ?
Codfish.
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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,488
    Preppers happened
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,060
    All my local Ace's are out of Rockwood and I am down to 1/2 a bag!

    Lumber prices are also insane.  I was told it was due to Canadian border being closed.  Who knows.  I just assume it is 2020.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • LitLit Posts: 8,124
    Thats funny I was in costco and saw a 35lb bag of cowboy for $20 and thought I would give it a try. Its been years since I have and I figure I can atleast use it for things im going to burn off well anyways like birgers and sausages. If not i can just return it.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,488
    Lit said:
    Thats funny I was in costco and saw a 35lb bag of cowboy for $20 and thought I would give it a try. Its been years since I have and I figure I can atleast use it for things im going to burn off well anyways like birgers and sausages. If not i can just return it.

    Share your results. I may be forced to drive up to Costco if this crap keeps up
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 596
     I just assume it is 2020.
    Best explanation yet!
    New Orleans LA
  • Mark_B_GoodMark_B_Good Posts: 180
    Codfish said:
    I do not want to pay $39,00 for green egg coal, nothing else here i n Niagara Peninsula, Hamilton Toronto. Loews, Home Depot, Canadian Tire . Whats happened ?
    Codfish.
    LOL, I saw some at Fortinos the other day ... but I think it was like $34 ... so I'd rather use the BGE Hickory/Oak ... it burns WAY better.  

    BBQ Galore in Burlington has some cheaper stuff ... but again, not sure of the quality.
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • LitLit Posts: 8,124
    ColtsFan said:
    Lit said:
    Thats funny I was in costco and saw a 35lb bag of cowboy for $20 and thought I would give it a try. Its been years since I have and I figure I can atleast use it for things im going to burn off well anyways like birgers and sausages. If not i can just return it.

    Share your results. I may be forced to drive up to Costco if this crap keeps up
    Will do should get to test it tonight
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 26,177
    Lit said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Lit said:
    Thats funny I was in costco and saw a 35lb bag of cowboy for $20 and thought I would give it a try. Its been years since I have and I figure I can atleast use it for things im going to burn off well anyways like birgers and sausages. If not i can just return it.

    Share your results. I may be forced to drive up to Costco if this crap keeps up
    Will do should get to test it tonight

    give it a few more minutes to let the smoke clear and it should be fine. not sure if all their lump is made in the same plant but the stuff up here works well enough
  • jeffc5227jeffc5227 Posts: 119
    Same here no Rockwood at my local Ace. I did score some FOGO and a bag of Blues hog. I'm going to hit the Home Depot and load up on Royal Oak. 
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,337
    edited July 28
    Costco seems to be carying Cowboy lump, They had some yesterday (Guelph).

     I did get lucky a few weeks ago when they had a skid of Canadian XYLO ( I think that’s it). It went fast, asked when they would be getting more in and they said the next week ... but that was just another skid of Cowbow.   I believe most purchasers just think lump is just lump.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015), LBGE garden pot
  • LitLit Posts: 8,124
    Lit said:
    ColtsFan said:
    Lit said:
    Thats funny I was in costco and saw a 35lb bag of cowboy for $20 and thought I would give it a try. Its been years since I have and I figure I can atleast use it for things im going to burn off well anyways like birgers and sausages. If not i can just return it.

    Share your results. I may be forced to drive up to Costco if this crap keeps up
    Will do should get to test it tonight
    It seems to be atleast royal oak quality or maybe a little better. I got like a 3rd of a chimney going then poured that in and dumped some on top and let it burn for probably 5 minutes with the top open then closed it down to stabilize and no smoke. Pieces look decent also.
  • Jcl5150Jcl5150 Posts: 199
    Just went to my local Ace.  They had two bags of Rockwood left so I bought them.  The clerk checked the computer and said more was expected in the store August 7th.  The store did have about ten bags of Fogo, however.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,438
    Been buying Fogo online, just saw a couple pallets of Fogo at my Ace. I would by a gasser before I resorted to Cowboy.
                                                                
    _________________________________________________
    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
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,729
    If in extremis (nautical definition) then below is a link to the on-line Rockwood supply option which I wholeheartedly support.  And yes the price has moved up in fine style since this pandemic started.  Support local and forum friendly business if you can.  FWIW-
    https://store.rockwoodcharcoal.com/products/3-bags-20  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,729
    @stlcharcoal -No blame attempts or otherwise.  I'm only pointing out what has happened because of these times.  I have been and will continue to be a door-to-door customer.  
    Many forget that you stepped into the breech when firecraft folded their delivery tent.  No worries here.  And yes, UPS will reap the bonus but at least that company beats the five lettered company in my book.  
    Clear your calendar this Friday evening for another Zoom session-DeLoreans always get top billing.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • camofreakcamofreak Posts: 157
    Man, I went to 2 Ace Hardwares this morning where I usually buy Rockwood. They were out and didn’t know when it would be in. All one had was Kamado Joe at 24.99 but I had a $5 coupon so I got it for 19.99. I’ll start on it tonight but I hope my Ace gets Rockwood back in the next few weeeks.
    Green Eggin' in South Carolina
    Go Gamecocks!!!
  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,307
    lousubcap said:
    If in extremis (nautical definition) then below is a link to the on-line Rockwood supply option which I wholeheartedly support.  And yes the price has moved up in fine style since this pandemic started.  Support local and forum friendly business if you can.  FWIW-
    https://store.rockwoodcharcoal.com/products/3-bags-20  
    You can thank your buddies over at UPS for that.  I've got my kids boxing this stuff up, so I've kept that price bump at a minimum by not having to pay extra for labor during this.......but they are talking about unionizing!!!


    So you're basically saying that there may be another price bump once school starts?   =)

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,559
    camofreak said:
    Man, I went to 2 Ace Hardwares this morning where I usually buy Rockwood. They were out and didn’t know when it would be in. All one had was Kamado Joe at 24.99 but I had a $5 coupon so I got it for 19.99. I’ll start on it tonight but I hope my Ace gets Rockwood back in the next few weeeks.
    Look at Ace online. I just checked my local Ace (1 mile away) and they are out. However, the next 4 nearest stores (18 miles max) all have it in stock for pickup today.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 4
    Down here in Houston my local Ace has a pile of lump.    B&B (couple varieties), BGE, Fogo (2 varieties) and Cowboy (I think it was Cowboy).   
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,961
    Just saw I can do same day pickup at my Ace.  Rockwood. 

    I talked to a ups driver the other day.  He said pandemic shipping is busier than the Christmas season. 

    We have a pretty big UPS hub where we live and when I was in high school and college, my buddies worked there.  Great place to work... then at least.   I asked the driver how long you have to work warehouse before you get your own truck.  It used to be around 10 years. Now it's 3 months. 
    LBGE, MiniMax - 17, 22, and 36"Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 680
    camofreak said:
    Man, I went to 2 Ace Hardwares this morning where I usually buy Rockwood. They were out and didn’t know when it would be in. All one had was Kamado Joe at 24.99 but I had a $5 coupon so I got it for 19.99. I’ll start on it tonight but I hope my Ace gets Rockwood back in the next few weeeks.
    Look at Ace online. I just checked my local Ace (1 mile away) and they are out. However, the next 4 nearest stores (18 miles max) all have it in stock for pickup today.
    Same here, it is spotty for rockwood, but it is around. B&B is everywhere at Ace's 15.99 for 20lbs.
    XL BGE and Kamado Joe Jr.
  • dstearndstearn Posts: 1,430
    I just bought 2 bags of Rockwood at my local Ace.
  • Meeeshigan22Meeeshigan22 Posts: 293
    Order on the Ace website. I ordered a few days ago and it was delivered the next day. 


    Highland, MI

    L BGE, Primo, and a KJ Jr
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,189
    Acn said:
    lousubcap said:
    If in extremis (nautical definition) then below is a link to the on-line Rockwood supply option which I wholeheartedly support.  And yes the price has moved up in fine style since this pandemic started.  Support local and forum friendly business if you can.  FWIW-
    https://store.rockwoodcharcoal.com/products/3-bags-20  
    You can thank your buddies over at UPS for that.  I've got my kids boxing this stuff up, so I've kept that price bump at a minimum by not having to pay extra for labor during this.......but they are talking about unionizing!!!


    So you're basically saying that there may be another price bump once school starts?   =)

    "Remote learning" FTW.
    NOLA
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,488
    Scored 3 bags of Blues Hog at my Ace. All he had and could get.
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • ElijahElijah Posts: 415
    6 bags at my local Ace in sc. 2 of them are now mine! 
  • kennethkkennethk Posts: 24
    FWIW - I've bought a few Cowboys bags this year. Good price at Costco. Most pieces are small. Used on a 12 hour Butt cook last weekend and worked well. Friends said it was the best I've shared with them.
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