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Lump Hardwood Recommendations

I have been buying BGE lump hardwood but have heard there are better less expensive options. Can anyone give me some recommendations and where to buy it??


  • fairchasefairchase Posts: 309
    edited December 2013
    Everyone has there own opinion on this.
    I've tried many kinds , but for the money and convenence Royal Oak in the red bag from Wal Mart is hard to beat .
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    Where are you located? 

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • Royal Oak is the EXACT same as BGE lump. Made by the same people at the same plant using the same wood. the only difference is price and bag. 

    You will probably be happy with anything you try due to price. 

    It's all lump and it all burns. Unless you are doing an overnight cook it really doesn't matter. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,002
    edited December 2013
    I use Central Market lump from HEB. 

    $12.99 for 20lbs and it's superior to BGE  and Royal Oak lump. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Ozark Oak or Rockwood
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • Rockwood or Wicked for long cooks and when you don't mind the extra expense. Royal oak when the purse strings are tighter.
    Alan in LA (Lower Alabama that is)
    "If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before!" 
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,827
    Royal Oak for budget lump, Fogo is my "premium" of choice currently.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    edited December 2013
    Mark Annville, PA
  • I've been using Grill Mark from Ace Hardware lately. 18 lb bag for $9.99.

    Welcome to the Swamp.....GO GATORS!!!!
  • 500500 Posts: 3,152
    Kroger lump is good, $5.50/8.8#. Home Depot then started carrying Royal Oak, so now that's my go to lump. I think it goes for $13/18#. Never had trouble doing low and slows with either.
    I like my butt rubbed and my pork pulled.
    Member since 2009
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,676
    Royal Oak, can't beat the price
    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • HibbyHibby Posts: 606
    edited December 2013
    Humphrey's . Once you go Humphrey's you'll never go back.
    I cook. I eat. I repeat. Thornville, Ohio
  • I keep a bag of Wicked Good for when I am doing an overnight smoke as it just seems to hold temperature better for me and always has a couple monster pieces.  For cheaper lump I use Publix Brand (most convenient store for us by far) and haven't had any problems with it.  Always has some nice sized pieces in the bag.  Can't remember off the top of my head what it runs though but certainly cheaper than BGE or any of the other 'premiums'.

    +  Is there a noticeable difference between RO mahe in Mexico vs. the United States? 

  • I was using BGE lump and got tired of spending all that $$$$ so I tried a bag of Royal Oak  and didn't notice any difference then I come to find that Royal Oak makes BGE lump I buy Royal Oak at Wally world when on sale I pay $9.99 for a 17.6 pound bag that beats the hell out of like $35.00 for 20 pounds of BGE lump
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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