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Lump Charcoal

edited 5:34AM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone had any experience useing different types of lump charcoal as good or better then BGE lump


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    I use Ozark Oak all the time and love it. My nearby dealer carries it and doesn't knock my head off to buy it.

    The site is the quintessential authority on all things lump!

    Good Luck!
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    Try this site. Not only good for lump it's full of great info.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    Dang it!!! Guess I'm the slowest typer out here :angry: :laugh:
  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 821
    the closest store to me that sells BGE charcoal is 28 miles from my house. So I use Cowboy brand lump from Lowesor Home Depot. It works pretty good but it seems to burn up faster than BGE. As far as taste I can't tell the differance.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Cowboy does seem to burn faster see the reviews on The Naked Whiz, links above.

    Walmart has RO, USA which is the same as BGE.

  • JudgeJudge Posts: 35
    In the short time I have been using my egg I have found one thing for sure. I keep, and use 2 types of lump. One for hot and fast (cowboy) and two, maple leaf (slow and low). My biggest problem here in Canada is the way those bags get tossed around. So much waste.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Not sure if it is Canada, I get the same down here. Very seldom do I get many large pieces and a good amount of the pieces are small enough to clog the grate holes.

  • BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
    I've used Royal Oak, BGE, Nature Glo and Wicked Good. I would rate them in this order.
  • SuperDaveSuperDave Posts: 319
    I agree, with the exception of swapping nature glo with B&B from south Texas. It's pretty good stuff, but for my money I'm using Royal Oak from Wal Mart for 5.27/10 lb. bag.

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