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Not Happy with Rockwood!!!!

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,157
    Photo Egg said:
    I gave up on all the Boutique brands and switched to Jealous Devil.

    How is this stuff. I've seen it at a local grocery store ... the packaging definitely caught my attention, but is it any good?
    Sorry, I was just trying to lighten up this thread. I have not used it.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Photo Egg said:
    Photo Egg said:
    I gave up on all the Boutique brands and switched to Jealous Devil.

    How is this stuff. I've seen it at a local grocery store ... the packaging definitely caught my attention, but is it any good?
    Sorry, I was just trying to lighten up this thread. I have not used it.
    LOL ... you got in trouble! Nice one.
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,502
    hmm....I’ve burned a couple thousand pounds of Rockwood and haven’t noticed this. In fact, cooked a nice ribeye today with it at about 600*
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    (2) XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,666
    I have not had any problems with Rockwood either.
                                                                
    _________________________________________________
    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
  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,229
    In Columbus, Ohio, Rockwood is in short supply. ACE does not now what brand or brands will show up on their Wednesday truck. Have not seen Rockwood in a month or so. My latest choice was $27 for a bag of BGE or Cowboy. Miss the days of three bags, free shipping from Rockwood. F UPS. 
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • keener75keener75 Posts: 324
    I can't even find briquettes around here. Any kind of charcoal has been non-existent for about 3 weeks now. I used the last of my Maple Leaf yesterday.
    Guess I'm gonna have to dust off the gasser.
    St Marys, Ontario, Canada  LBGE
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
    I think what @rrp want to know is, have you changed your gasket?
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16 Large #2 11/20 Legacy from my FIL - RIP
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • CorvCorv Posts: 98
    I'm on my second bag of Rockwood and the first bag was a disappointment. It had several large chunks but primarily small, like the 1" size Lowcountrygamecock described. In fact, that first bag closely matched my experience. The second bag seems better. Medium BGE with KAB.
    Somewhere on the Colorado Front Range
  • CorvCorv Posts: 98
    His, not "my" experience. Sorry!
    Somewhere on the Colorado Front Range
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,403
    I would love to have bags of RW with small pieces for my Mini. I get tired of breaking large pieces every time I have to fill it up.  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,157
    I would love to have bags of RW with small pieces for my Mini. I get tired of breaking large pieces every time I have to fill it up.  
    My Mini and Small often get hand me down lump, pre burned From my XL.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,403
    Photo Egg said:
    I would love to have bags of RW with small pieces for my Mini. I get tired of breaking large pieces every time I have to fill it up.  
    My Mini and Small often get hand me down lump, pre burned From my XL.
    Same here except that I’m using the mini waaaaaay more than the small or the large. They are both setting vacant of lump right now.  Lol. 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,113
    Ok, boys and girls...for some of you who made fun of me for my lump reducing screen...


    Then here it was during the smashing of 20+ pounds of huge pieces...Since I use my Small BGE at least 80% of the time I need smaller pieces.

    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,030
    This thread is amazing.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,113
    This thread is amazing.
    Or getting that way, John
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 8,179
    edited August 2020
    Honestly, I'm old, bbq a lot and never had a bad experience with any charcoal ...some Better than others but they all generate Btus .... 


    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker FS120 coming soon FatStack 500- Blackstone 36 Blackstone 22 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • This thread is amazing.
    I literally just came here to say this. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 11,786
    edited August 2020
    I use my stainless ash scrapper thingy to smash the lump into smaller pieces after I dump it into my egg.  I get more lump more consistently packed that way.  The big lump is for showing off, the small lump is for gettin the job done.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,576
    Wait a minute, G posted a cook?!?!?? 
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,312
    Wait a minute, G posted a cook?!?!?? 
    Please be a single hot dog or a turkey burger. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,576
    Wait a minute, G posted a cook?!?!?? 
    Just seeing who is reading that far. You passed. 
    Do I win a prize?  Possibly your sweet sweet sausage in my mouth...
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • Wait a minute, G posted a cook?!?!?? 
    Just seeing who is reading that far. You passed. 
    Do I win a prize?  Possibly your sweet sweet sausage in my mouth...
    No but I Edited and added you to the original list. It’s worthy of mention since you went there twice. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    Legume said:
    Sounds like the OP got the perfect lump to cook a 22 hour 4.5 lb pork butt.
    And it was in the stall for 21 of those hours.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Dik

    Camped out in the (757/948/804)




  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    Wait a minute, G posted a cook?!?!?? 
    FAKE NEWS! FAKE NEWS! IT'S ALL JUST A HOAX.
    Or is it...
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Dik

    Camped out in the (757/948/804)




  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,440
    keener75 said:
    I can't even find briquettes around here. Any kind of charcoal has been non-existent for about 3 weeks now. I used the last of my Maple Leaf yesterday.
    Guess I'm gonna have to dust off the gasser.
    Try some of the independent BBQ stores that sell BGE or other ceramic cookers.   My local Bast store had some a few weeks ago.

    But you are correct, it’s getting harder to find.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015), LBGE garden pot (2018)
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,184
    I picked up a 24lb bag for $24 at Academy.  Ace isn’t convenient for me and last couple of bags of Rockwood I picked up had too much dust.  I have tried and like FOGO and I’d rather break larger pieces into smaller ones than deal with the dust.  FOGO has free shipping on orders over $35 so if I don’t like B&B I’ll probably stick with them.
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • keener75keener75 Posts: 324
    EggNorth said:
    keener75 said:
    I can't even find briquettes around here. Any kind of charcoal has been non-existent for about 3 weeks now. I used the last of my Maple Leaf yesterday.
    Guess I'm gonna have to dust off the gasser.
    Try some of the independent BBQ stores that sell BGE or other ceramic cookers.   My local Bast store had some a few weeks ago.

    But you are correct, it’s getting harder to find.
    Thanks. I will try some of those stores you mentioned the next time I make a trip to London. Might have to do that this weekend. Stratford and St Marys are totally sold out.
    St Marys, Ontario, Canada  LBGE
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