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Rockwood 10-year anniversary pics! Thank you Eggheadforum!

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  • QDude
    QDude Posts: 1,058
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    Legume said:
    Corv said:
    I'll try another bag, then, and this time order it from you. I appreciate your comments very much.
    I'd gotten the bag from the bigger Ace hardware store in Boulder, Colorado, FYI.
    If you're talking about McGuckins, it's hit or miss there.  I have to pick up the bags to see if they're crushed or not and they often are (tbh, that could easily be them and not the carrier).  I haven't seen it anywhere else around here at all.  Ordering direct is easy, but I've thought about asking the ACE in Lafayette. I wish JAX stocked it.
    I agree.  I bought some Wicked Good charcoal from them years ago, and it was mostly crushed to small fines.

    Northern Colorado Egghead since 2012.

    XL BGE and a KBQ.

  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,702
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    Legume said:
    Corv said:
    I'll try another bag, then, and this time order it from you. I appreciate your comments very much.
    I'd gotten the bag from the bigger Ace hardware store in Boulder, Colorado, FYI.
    If you're talking about McGuckins, it's hit or miss there.  I have to pick up the bags to see if they're crushed or not and they often are (tbh, that could easily be them and not the carrier).  I haven't seen it anywhere else around here at all.  Ordering direct is easy, but I've thought about asking the ACE in Lafayette. I wish JAX stocked it.
    Legume said:
    Thanks @Eggdicted_Dawgfan, but these guys are really very proud of themselves.  It is a cool store, big and lots of interesting stuff, well beyond a hardware store.  Family owned forever and a real anchor in the community.  That being said, they don't take feedback very well.  They're over staffed and you pay for it.  They were an ACE for a hot minute but apparently that union didn't work out. I made the mistake of mentioning ACE about a year ago and one of the old timers sneered at me and said "we are NOT an ACE hardware." I had a good laugh, but then, hardware isn't my life.
    I'm surprised to hear that, because they move a lot of it.  I've been to that store, and haven't seen anything wrong with how they stock it, but that's only one piece of the puzzle.  They may not be an "Ace Hardware" by brand, but they are still affiliated.  If you go to the store locator on on Ace Hardware's website, McGuckins is listed for that ZIP. 

    The store in Lafayette looks like they usually have our charcoal in stock, but they may be out right now.  I can see on the reports they order and sell it, unfortunately the reporting tool for if it's on the shelf isn't showing it in stock at this moment.  If you call them ahead of time, it's SKU 8400772.
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,796
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    Thanks @stlcharcoal - that's funny about their affiliation with ACE.  They clearly have stock on the floor that is ACE, but the signage and vests reverted to their own brand and the old guard there seem to be fiercely anti-ACE for whatever reason.  Curmudgeon is just part of their character.

    I'll still get it there when I see it and it doesn't feel smashed.  Good to know about the ACE in Lafayette as well. Thanks!
    Not a felon
  • hondabbq
    hondabbq Posts: 1,980
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    Never had the pleasure of trying it as I cant get it up here in Canuckistan.
  • Foghorn
    Foghorn Posts: 9,949
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    Well done for a decade.  It's a great product and I will be even more loyal to it now.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,702
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    hondabbq said:
    Never had the pleasure of trying it as I cant get it up here in Canuckistan.
    Yeah, we'd have to print bags with all the warnings labels in French to comply with all your laws.  Then California says if we have French on the bag, then the prop65 labels have to be in French as well.  So the back of the bag would be nothing but warning labels since I'm not one to skirt the rules on that kind of stuff.  It's a whole can of worms I don't want to mess with because the shipping is already bad enough--I don't think we could get it across the border for a price anyone would want to pay.
  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    hondabbq said:
    Never had the pleasure of trying it as I cant get it up here in Canuckistan.
    ...I don't think we could get it across the border for a price anyone would want to pay.
    Have you seen what those guys will pay for American beer and whisky?

    I didn't realize they couldn't buy Rockwood. I need to pull a Newman/Kramer and get a box truck!

    Finally!  My advanced understanding of the metric system will come in handy!  I always knew it would!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • Dobie
    Dobie Posts: 3,425
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    Been supporting this great product for years now, best I’ve found.

    Jacksonville FL
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,932
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    Dobie said:
    Been supporting this great product for years now, best I’ve found.

    Great support for Rockwood… 

    BUT I have to ask…are those locking casters? If not then you are fearless!
  • Dobie
    Dobie Posts: 3,425
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    They’re locking, if not I would be devastated.


    Jacksonville FL
  • dbCooper
    dbCooper Posts: 2,218
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    Kudos to @stlcharcoal for 10 years of success, impressive achievement by any measure.  Likely not surprising to anyone that has used the product.
    Something I haven't noticed mentioned, funny stuff that shows up in bags of charcoal.  The only "stuff" I've ever found in RW is rocks.  It's infrequent and I get how it can happen and that RW overfills bags because of the possibility.  That is more reason to buy from them.  I've had all manner of crap in other major brands, including nylon rope.  Seriously.
    For me, if RW is available there is no reason to buy another product.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,726
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    stlcharcoal said:
    Yeah, we'd have to print bags with all the warnings labels in French to comply with all your laws.  Then California says if we have French on the bag, then the prop65 labels have to be in French as well.  So the back of the bag would be nothing but warning labels since I'm not one to skirt the rules on that kind of stuff.  It's a whole can of worms I don't want to mess with because the shipping is already bad enough--I don't think we could get it across the border for a price anyone would want to pay.
    That is...  eye-opening!  
    ___________
     

    "May ya live as long as ya want, and not want for as long as ya live" is an Irish toast.  "Bread, cinnamon, eggs, and maple syrup" is a French toast.



  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,932
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    This ENTIRE thread is worth a bump!!!
  • RLS
    RLS Posts: 44
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    Little late for my comment, I’ve been using Rockwood for the past 7-8 years never let me down and product is always consistent. A big congrats goes to Jonathan for his 10 year milestone and wishing for many more successful years. Jonathan, thank you for solid service and a quality product. 

    Rick 
    Rick in Tampa
  • CGS
    CGS Posts: 71
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    Congrats on 10 years.....time goes by fast when you operate your own biz.......

    t
  • YukonRon
    YukonRon Posts: 17,047
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    I started using Rockwood a few weeks after I got my first BGE. It is all I recommend to anyone who ask’s “What is the best?” I have tried others which were recommended to me. Nothing beats Rockwood, period. 

    Will be ordering another 10 bags this week. 

    Thank you Jonathan, for your support of many (all?) of our functions. You have been and remain a great friend. 
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,702
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    Sneak peak of the new bag.....not a lot of changes, but a few things we had to update after 10 years.  You should start to see these as early as next month.




  • Elijah
    Elijah Posts: 752
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    Was I lucky enough to get a trial run? I noticed the bag I got yesterday had a more sharp edged bottom. Hard to tell in the picture, but I did notice the difference. 
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,796
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    Legume said:
    Thanks @stlcharcoal - that's funny about their affiliation with ACE.  They clearly have stock on the floor that is ACE, but the signage and vests reverted to their own brand and the old guard there seem to be fiercely anti-ACE for whatever reason.  Curmudgeon is just part of their character.

    I'll still get it there when I see it and it doesn't feel smashed.  Good to know about the ACE in Lafayette as well. Thanks!
    Only one bag on the floor yesterday but plenty in back, I was able to pickup 3 that felt pretty solid.
    Not a felon
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,702
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    Elijah said:
    Was I lucky enough to get a trial run? I noticed the bag I got yesterday had a more sharp edged bottom. Hard to tell in the picture, but I did notice the difference. 
    Haha, no......your bag has charcoal in it, this one in the picture is filled with styrofoam packing peanuts.  
  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,876
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    Elijah said:
    Was I lucky enough to get a trial run? I noticed the bag I got yesterday had a more sharp edged bottom. Hard to tell in the picture, but I did notice the difference. 
    Haha, no......your bag has charcoal in it, this one in the picture is filled with styrofoam packing peanuts.  
    Will that help with prevent crushing and small pieces?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,932
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    Want to share any info on your gull-winged backdrop? 
  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,876
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    RRP said:
    Want to share any info on your gull-winged backdrop? 

    If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious sh*t
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,932
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    Elijah said:
    Was I lucky enough to get a trial run? I noticed the bag I got yesterday had a more sharp edged bottom. Hard to tell in the picture, but I did notice the difference. 
    Haha, no......your bag has charcoal in it, this one in the picture is filled with styrofoam packing peanuts.  
    Will that help with prevent crushing and small pieces?
    Yes, but I don't think you're going to like the smoke that comes along with them.

    RRP said:
    Want to share any info on your gull-winged backdrop? 
    That's my toy.....had it for nearly 25 years.


    LOVE it!!! And as a loyal Hagerty stock holder then I TOO appreciate your toy!!!
  • DuckDogDr
    DuckDogDr Posts: 1,549
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    Langner91 said:
    Corv said:
    I tried three bags, bought at different times, and all I ever got was small gravel-sized bits. Is that what you all get?
    I don't use it any more for that reason.
    I had one bag that ACE hardware must have rolled from the distribution center to my local store.  Otherwise, the literally 50 or so bags I have bought (from either ACE or my favorite grill shop) have been the perfect mix of large pieces down to small pieces.  The small pieces work great in my MiniMax, so even the "bad" bag that I got was completely usable.  

    I use Kick Ash Baskets in both of my eggs.  Normally, there is very little in a bag of Rockwood that falls directly through the spaces in the basket.  Those pieces that do are usually thin and only fit through in one direction. 

    Here is a photo of my most recent fill from a newly opened bag.


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