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How many bags of Charcoal you use

EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,120
edited 7:14AM in EggHead Forum
Wondering how many bags of Charcoal you go through in a week/month? I seem to me at the 1 bag a week as I use the BGE once a day, every day.

Let's say a BGE bag size - 20Lbs or 9.07kg.

Dave
Dave
Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)

Comments

  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    I'm the same . 20 pounds, or so, of Ozark Oak a week.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    EggNorth,

    I use abot two 8Kg bags a week but I usually light the egg when I get home and don't get cooking til later. If you want some of us can get Maple Leaf at a reduced price.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • BucketheadBuckethead Posts: 285
    I cook at least 5 x per week and use less than 10 lbs in my large.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    That's one lump I've always wanted to try, Maple Leaf. I've heard so many good things about it.
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    20 to 25 bags a year....
  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    I use about 2 bags per month.
  • kmelleckerkmellecker Posts: 331
    I go thru about 60 lbs a month cooking approx four times a week. That's probably a little heavy but I burned my gasket a couple of months ago and have a serious air leak.
  • kmelleckerkmellecker Posts: 331
    Sorry, meant to respond to EggNorth.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Steve,

    It is unbelieveable. No sparks, big pieces and a sweet flavour. I have no idea why they stopped exporting. Not like we're short of trees or anything.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • tcracingtcracing Posts: 378
    1 bag a month. Cook at least once or twice a week.
    George Foreman? Who? 
    Tim C. Panama City, Fl. 
    Large, Minimax-soon
  • Rooster KRooster K Posts: 416
    10-20 lb a month. I use a lot less now that I have a small. :laugh:
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,120
    Do you find Maple Leaf much different then the Big Green Egg Brand in how it burns? I got a bag of each with my Egg and will just start the Maple Leaf bag today.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • ibandaibanda Posts: 549
    On my small I could get a 20# bag to last 2 months cooking a couple of times a week. Now that I have a large and use it occasionally, I am burning a bag a month, sometimes more.
    "Bacon tastes gooood, pork chops taste gooood." - Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
    Small and Large BGE in Oklahoma City.
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 882
    Large and Medium Eggs and use prolly 10 to 15 lbs. a week total.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    EggNorth,

    RO is OK but I find it spits a lot using a mapp torch to light and takes longer to get a clean fire (clear or blue smoke). I don't use a lot of smoking woods and find the Maple Leaf gives a nicer flavour. Try it and let me know what you think. I want to try and make a deal on a pallet.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Steve, can you stuff some in a seabag and come to Plano? Beers on me! ;)
  • I got my Large Egg in mid_June, have cooked on it almost every day and just emptied my 5th 8lbs bag of cowboy lump into it on Sunday.

    So I guess that's a little less than an 8lbs bag a week.
  • Little Steven,

    Have you tried any Basques charcoal? When I bought the second egg, I got a bag of the Basque all natural and I found it to be pretty good.

    Tom

    Tom

    Charles is a mischevious feline who always has something cooking

    Twin lbge's .. grew up in the sun parlor of Canada but now egging in the nation's capital

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Tom,

    I like the Basques too. Maybe more than ML for the flavour but I can get ML locally without losing an arm and a leg.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Little Steven wrote:
    EggNorth,

    RO is OK but I find it spits a lot using a mapp torch to light and takes longer to get a clean fire (clear or blue smoke). I don't use a lot of smoking woods and find the Maple Leaf gives a nicer flavour. Try it and let me know what you think. I want to try and make a deal on a pallet.

    Steve

    Would like to get in on that if possible. Thanks :)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I am going to find out how much a pallet or two will be. They delivered to my shop in Brampton once before. People can pick it up at their convinience that way.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    That would be great, I'm in. :)

    I am on my 5th bag since getiing the Egg July 2 :laugh:

    And the honeymoon ain't over yet :cheer:

    Thanks Steve
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