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New BGE Charcoal?

Anyone have info on this new Brazilian hardwood charcoal? BGE was doing hickory and oak before. I get Rockwood but l’m still curious

XL BGE with adj rig & woo2

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,151
    hmmm, charcoal made for BGE in Brazil and shipped here. My guess is labor is dirt cheap, the wood is dirt cheap and shipping has to be the most expensive part. So I wonder how much is ol' Arnie saving by going this route.  BTW what is the selling price as compared to the BGE lump that the world knew was just Royal Oak in sheep's clothing?
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  • RRP said:
    hmmm, charcoal made for BGE in Brazil and shipped here. My guess is labor is dirt cheap, the wood is dirt cheap and shipping has to be the most expensive part. So I wonder how much is ol' Arnie saving by going this route.  BTW what is the selling price as compared to the BGE lump that the world knew was just Royal Oak in sheep's clothing?
    I just called the retailer - Brazilian is $1 more than the old BGE hickory/oak

    XL BGE with adj rig & woo2

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,216
    lwrehm said:
    A BRAZILIAN?   That alot of hardwood!

    Beat me to it ha ha
    Visalia, Ca

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  • smittydog27smittydog27 Posts: 96
    edited September 2020
    kinda makes sense to me really.  Look at all the other 'axe breaker' lumps out there.  They are just getting their version in.

    Funny to hear the negative comments about BGE at least attempting to 'expand' their product line.  I guess some businesses can't win.

    anyway, just my .02 

    Egg on.......
  • Picked up a bag yesterday. Gonna give it a try in a week or so.
  • Picked up a bag yesterday. Gonna give it a try in a week or so.
    Please let us know what you think

    XL BGE with adj rig & woo2

  • RajunCajunRajunCajun Posts: 944
    edited September 2020
    Just my 2, marketing hype.  How does French Caca Wood sound?  Burns great and oh the aroma.  :)
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,419
    Drop into a Friday Zoom session as a few weeks ago the topic turned to Brazilian.  Coulda been a wax job but it was getting dark and stormy... B)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • They are coming out with 2 new charcoals. The Brazilian charcoal which I was told will be a mix of Brazilian hardwoods and be priced lower than the normal BGE Charcoal. They are also coming out with a Canadian Maple Charcoal. That price point will be a little more. Just the rumblings I have heard from our distributor
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  • They are coming out with 2 new charcoals. The Brazilian charcoal which I was told will be a mix of Brazilian hardwoods and be priced lower than the normal BGE Charcoal. They are also coming out with a Canadian Maple Charcoal. That price point will be a little more. Just the rumblings I have heard from our distributor
    This is good news, always looking for something a bit different than the same old.     Thanks for this!
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • I am the opposite I like the same ole. With Rock wood I know exactly what to expect, consistency, I tried a bag of kJ and struggled to get it lit and rolling, checked it 10 minutes later and I was over 900 degrees. I could master the kJ lump but who has the time to learn the characteristics of each lump.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 713
    Anyone have any phone numbers i have been trying to get it
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Don’t Brazilians always make for hard wood?
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,546
    I have some of the Brazilian lump.  It's not any less expensive and not really any better.
    NOLA
  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,934
    i've had a heck of a time getting decent charcoal. i'm pretty sure they put sparklers in one bag.  couldn't find red bag royal oak.  i tried to get the green bag BGE charcoal, which i thought was rebranded royal oak.  BGE dealer gave some explanation of why that wasn't around anymore and pointed me towards nature-glo. that worked fine.

    also found some kamado joe "big block" charcoal.  lump is too big for my needs but worked fine, and the bag is plastic reinforced which is nice.
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • HeavyG said:
    I'd feel guilty about burning down the Amazonian rainforest if I bought that.
    BGE claims it's "sustainably grown":

    "Big Green Egg Eucalyptus Charcoal is produced using only sustainably grown wood, and the process includes soil and water preservation efforts with no deforestation."

    https://biggreenegg.com/product/100-natural-brazilian-hardwood-lump-charcoal/

    I bought a bag, and it does seem to be low smoke, and does not impart much flavor, which is good for uses where you want as little smoke taste as possible.

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,987
    so is $24.95 a good price for 17.5# . . . haven't brought charcoal in a few years
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,490


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  • Loco eng ....that’s about what it cost me this week..$25. Bought a bag of the regBGE lump and a bag of the import. There was little dust in he Brazilian compared to some of the off brands I’ve tried. Trying it right now. Agree it’s low smoke which is good for the butternut squash, but I’ll have to add some apple chunks before putting the chops on, in order to get any real smoke flavor. Ash tool shown as reference. 
  • I just paid $25.99 for the BGE Brazilian and $29.99 for the standard BGE charcoal, both 20lb bags.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,777
    edited October 4
    It's been a while, but nevertheless, here we are again, lol!  A little late to the game, but if you are interested in this lump, it is made from Eucalyptus wood.  You can read our review here:

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag142.htm

    And incidentally, the bags are 17.5 pounds, not 20. 
    The Naked Whiz
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