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Lump question

egguitaristegguitarist Posts: 93
edited 9:48AM in EggHead Forum
Will different lumps take different amounts of time to get to temperature? The last two that I have used take alot longer to get above 250 even with everything wide open. They are from sam's and a B&B brand. Checked my dome thermometer it is accurate. Thanks in advance



  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Check into this load a lump info.
  • KnaufKnauf Posts: 337
    Stick with "made in North America" and you will be alright. The South American stuff is crap!
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092

    I've tried some B&B a while back, and I had issues with it sparking a lot, so I haven't used any since--I stick with Ozark Oak (primary) and Royal Oak (U.S., my secondary brand)
  • AzScottAzScott Posts: 309
    It depends on several things. Some of the charcoals are much denser and just take longer to get going. Another issue is the size of the pieces. The small pieces can restrict airflow and not allow it to heat up quickly.
  • I've been using Wicked Good lump for quite a number of years now and so have a lot of others here. If I could lay my hands on a pallet of Wicked Good Competition Blend I'd buy it in a heartbeat. (I still have a number of bags in the shed that I save for special cooks)

    Then there's Wicked Good Weekend Warrior that quite a few cooks here use every day.

    All from South America. Has been for the beginning and I'm not changing.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Some South/Central American charcoals are crap, some are not.
    The Naked Whiz
  • GrillDaddyGrillDaddy Posts: 295
    I agree that Wicked Good is one of the top brands out there, which is about all I used.
  • Sooner EggSooner Egg Posts: 578
    I use primarily Ozark Oak and Royal Oak and have experienced the same results with both as long as I keep the smaller pieces from clogging up the airflow in Oklahoma the wind can vasry so much from day to day that I have noticed on calmer days the temp doesn't rise as fast where as on windy days I can it hot in a hurry
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    I wasn't an egger when competition blend was still around, but I have converted to using weekend warrior almost exclusively....hasn't let me down yet.
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