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Costco new lump charcoal

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Mr1egg
Mr1egg Posts: 383
Wondering if anyone had any info on this charcoal? Seems like a good price but I've never heard of it, comes in at 10kg too so I like that.
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  • Mr1egg
    Mr1egg Posts: 383
    edited July 10
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  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,761
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    Does is say what the wood is and/or where it comes from? I would shake it, if it feels heavy and sounds dull, hard pass.
    Not a felon
  • DoubleEgger
    DoubleEgger Posts: 17,402
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    Legume said:
    Does is say what the wood is and/or where it comes from? I would shake it, if it feels heavy and sounds dull, hard pass.
    I’m a loyal Rockwood customer and always will be. With that being said, one could buy a bag and return it if it sucks. 
  • Mr1egg
    Mr1egg Posts: 383
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    Ya I'll be buying a bad next time I go there, just scared to buy like 10 if it goes on sale.
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,692
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    I don't see the word "Lump" anywhere on that bag; was it lump or briquettes?  
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    Most of us have an above-average number of eyes.  


  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,508
    edited July 11
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    Could you return the ash itself just say you were unhappy with the performance? 

    Edit to add: any Costco customer service rep would be horrified that you found a nail or a rock in that bag!
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Mr1egg
    Mr1egg Posts: 383
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    It felt like it was lump when I felt the bag. Lol you're right I could try some and return it and say I found a nail if I don't like the bag.
  • zaphod
    zaphod Posts: 54
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    It's lump. I bought a bag. My experience is with Jealous Devil, Maple Leaf FSC, all the BGE varieties, and the Extra. I grill indirect and direct, I do not smoke or do long and low.

    That said, the Extra lump is my least favourite. least easy to start, prone to smelly blue smoke and some of the pieces are too big for the fire bowl of my LBGE. I took a measure and some pieces were  11" long. The piece beside is only 6" but had more girth.


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    Walk softly, leave a good impression.
    large BGE, vegegrilltarian
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,952
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    Well placed hammer takes care of the over sized pieces-not such luck with small bits.  
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,761
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    lousubcap said:
    Well placed hammer takes care of the over sized pieces-not such luck with small bits.  
    only when it's properly carbonized.  I've had tree branches in some brands that you would need a chainsaw to cut 
    Not a felon
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,761
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    And for what it's worth, I've noticed the velocity and swirliness of the smoke from the cheap lump is much less than the good lump.
    Not a felon
  • dbCooper
    dbCooper Posts: 2,202
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    Legume said:
    And for what it's worth, I've noticed the velocity and swirliness of the smoke from the cheap lump is much less than the good lump.
    With cheap lump, for good swirls,  try reducing upper vent opening to 50-60% of your normal setting.

    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • GlennM
    GlennM Posts: 1,382
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    I have a couple of bags and like it.  There is the odd size big piece but not a lot of tiny pieces.  I haven’t noticed any bad smoke,  my go to is Rockwood in the USA but I can’t get it in Canada so this is a good sub.
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • zaphod
    zaphod Posts: 54
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    have you tried the Maple FSC that you can get in Canadian Tire?
    Maple Leaf Premium 100 Natural FSC Hardwood Lump Charcoal For BBQ Grilling 8-Kg Front_Three_Fourths_Angled_Right
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    Walk softly, leave a good impression.
    large BGE, vegegrilltarian
  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,847
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     There is some wonky lump at TSC on sale... I am thinking about getting a few bags, not sure why but I am a sucker for a discounted product.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,847
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    Also the label was baffling, it mentions USA and sustainability yet it's a product of South America or something?  Stay tuned.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • booksw
    booksw Posts: 491
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    I'd be interested in knowing if there is a lot of dust at the bottom of the bag- that's my pet peeve and why I am not longer tempted by Royal Oak- even when it is deeply discounted.  
    Johns Is, SC

    L/MiniMax Eggs
  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,745
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    zaphod said:
    have you tried the Maple FSC that you can get in Canadian Tire?
    Maple Leaf Premium 100 Natural FSC Hardwood Lump Charcoal For BBQ Grilling 8-Kg Front_Three_Fourths_Angled_Right
    Right product but crappy tire price is still too high at $26.99 (was $29.99 last year IIRC).
    Last year some of us bought from BMR in Quebec, on sale for less than $19.99/8kg bag, $10 coupon for mailing list sign-up, free shipping to Ontario for minimum $75 purchase. BMR regular price is still 19.99 but haven't noticed any sale and free shipping lately.
    canuckland
  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,847
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    The labeling is not misleading at all!  I bought 2 bags, my fil burns briquettes in his Weber so that will be a good home for them.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • A1_on_A5
    A1_on_A5 Posts: 23
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    Weird….this Reddit post from over 3 months ago has the same picture as yours. 


    Medium BGE
    Somewhere in NC
  • Mr1egg
    Mr1egg Posts: 383
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    Lol I took the pic from the internet, I took a pic myself but it was just the price and not the bag so I had to find one.
  • Mr1egg
    Mr1egg Posts: 383
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    Right now I'm using maple leaf and cowboy, just wondering what my next one will be. 
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,761
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    Frontier if you can find it.
    Not a felon
  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,508
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    Also the label was baffling, it mentions USA and sustainability yet it's a product of South America or something?  Stay tuned.
    It is sustainable for the USA then, right?  We're not using our own resources?  
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,761
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    😂
    Not a felon
  • alaskanassasin
    alaskanassasin Posts: 7,847
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    I am just glad to support Namibia “Feeding Americans In Need”
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • GlennM
    GlennM Posts: 1,382
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    zaphod said:
    have you tried the Maple FSC that you can get in Canadian Tire?
    Maple Leaf Premium 100 Natural FSC Hardwood Lump Charcoal For BBQ Grilling 8-Kg Front_Three_Fourths_Angled_Right
    Yes,  excellent but more expensive.  The costco stuff is very good and you get more in the bag
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,745
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    Not judging the Costco lump since I haven't tried it. Lesson learned for me... more by volume is good, by weight is 'maybe'. Many years ago I didn't know better and loaded up on some obscure brand lump that was significantly heavier than ML and RO, dirt cheap from a warehouse. Well, if you think Cowboy is bad, this was ten times worse :blush:
    canuckland