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Franklin briquets vs Rock Wood

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,349
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker that's what happens when you spend your waking hours on a ranch (yours) playing with Bobcats.  Somehow your inner self gyro has gone walkabout!  B)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • lousubcap said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker that's what happens when you spend your waking hours on a ranch (yours) playing with Bobcats.  Somehow your inner self gyro has gone walkabout!  B)
    Just got out of the bobcat. Love that thing. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 583
    lousubcap said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker that's what happens when you spend your waking hours on a ranch (yours) playing with Bobcats.  Somehow your inner self gyro has gone walkabout!  B)
    Just got out of the bobcat. Love that thing.
    I'd be afraid of getting scratched or bit, or both!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,790
    Photo Egg said:
    GregW said:
    I have used Kingsford in my egg, it does leave a lot of ash, but it works pretty good for burgers and hotdogs. If briquet charcoal has anything going for it, its the consistency of the briquettes. I have never opened a bag of briquettes and find the bottom 1/3 of the bag has been crushed into small fine pieces.
    If I can locate the Franklin charcoal, I would like to give it a try.
    I either use briquettes or leftover lump when I cook with my Mini Egg.
    I get more even heat.
    What is your lighting method for the briquettes?

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  • Langner91 said:
    lousubcap said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker that's what happens when you spend your waking hours on a ranch (yours) playing with Bobcats.  Somehow your inner self gyro has gone walkabout!  B)
    Just got out of the bobcat. Love that thing.
    I'd be afraid of getting scratched or bit, or both!
    It can do all those things and more. @foghorn alerted me to a trauma case at his hospital where a gentleman was “run over by a Bobcat” with life threatening injuries. Mine weighs 12,000 lbs so I can only imagine what those injuries may be. you do not want to get run over by a bobcat. I’m glad we have wide open spaces out here to learn on. 
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,156
    shtgunal3 said:
    Photo Egg said:
    GregW said:
    I have used Kingsford in my egg, it does leave a lot of ash, but it works pretty good for burgers and hotdogs. If briquet charcoal has anything going for it, its the consistency of the briquettes. I have never opened a bag of briquettes and find the bottom 1/3 of the bag has been crushed into small fine pieces.
    If I can locate the Franklin charcoal, I would like to give it a try.
    I either use briquettes or leftover lump when I cook with my Mini Egg.
    I get more even heat.
    What is your lighting method for the briquettes?
    Same  as lump, propane/MAP torch.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,908
    Langner91 said:
    lousubcap said:
    @The Cen-Tex Smoker that's what happens when you spend your waking hours on a ranch (yours) playing with Bobcats.  Somehow your inner self gyro has gone walkabout!  B)
    Just got out of the bobcat. Love that thing.
    I'd be afraid of getting scratched or bit, or both!
    It can do all those things and more. @foghorn alerted me to a trauma case at his hospital where a gentleman was “run over by a Bobcat” with life threatening injuries. Mine weighs 12,000 lbs so I can only imagine what those injuries may be. you do not want to get run over by a bobcat. I’m glad we have wide open spaces out here to learn on. 
    Yeah.  The list of injuries that you don't want is long and distinguished.   The bobcat can deliver many of them - and did so in this case.

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    San Antonio, TX

  • abtaylor260abtaylor260 Posts: 209
    Not a Franklin fan or whatever but it bums me out when people sell theirs souls to make a little money. The smoker I get but briquettes? Is this a joke?
    If it has Franklins name on it your food will taste better guaranteed. Same with the Jordans I asked for in middle school. Easily jumped 1-2 inches higher. 
  • Bar said:
    lousubcap said:
    I rolled thru Lockhart on a six day brisket bender in June 2019.  Hit Salt Lick, City Market, Snow's,  Louie Mueller's, and Truth along with a few in the Austin area.  It was a two a day for six day road trip.  Incredible.  Ready to go again.
    I got the meat sweats just reading this.
    I live around all those places and I don’t eat that much brisket in a year. 
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  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,480
    So he would be a socialist if he said “no I don’t think charcoal briquettes are right for me or direction I want to take my company”?  I’m confused 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • So he would be a socialist if he said “no I don’t think charcoal briquettes are right for me or direction I want to take my company”?  I’m confused 
    No- I’m saying begrudging a person like Ay-Ayron or Rachael Ray for making money based on their marketability and strengths is a socialist ideal.  
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • abtaylor260abtaylor260 Posts: 209
    So he would be a socialist if he said “no I don’t think charcoal briquettes are right for me or direction I want to take my company”?  I’m confused 
    No- I’m saying begrudging a person like Ay-Ayron or Rachael Ray for making money based on their marketability and strengths is a socialist ideal.  
    Don't forget Emeril, he is selling air fryers or something now. Make no mistake I would absolutely do what Ay Aron is doing lol 


  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,738
    So he would be a socialist if he said “no I don’t think charcoal briquettes are right for me or direction I want to take my company”?  I’m confused 
    No- I’m saying begrudging a person like Ay-Ayron or Rachael Ray for making money based on their marketability and strengths is a socialist ideal.  
    Yep...who are you to put a cap on what amount of money they should make; or arbitrarily decide what is 'acceptable selling out' for them?

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,480
    Maybe I’m just old-fashioned. The way I look at things your name and your word is really all you have, if you want to put it on crap products to make money, more power to you
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,480
    If he started pumping out crap briskets from washed up dairy cows and stamping the Franklin name on them I guess I’m a socialist if I don’t want to eat there
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,283
    edited August 23
    So he would be a socialist if he said “no I don’t think charcoal briquettes are right for me or direction I want to take my company”?  I’m confused 
    No- I’m saying begrudging a person like Ay-Ayron or Rachael Ray for making money based on their marketability and strengths is a socialist ideal.  
    For me it's a slippery slope. When you are known around the world as one of the kings of bbq I don't consider having your own line of charcoal or bbq sauce as "selling out" or even when he appeared on bbq pit masters. The line is crossed for me when you do something like Matt Pittman did which is after creating your successful brand you start hawking products for everyone like you are a nascar team and (yes I still buy his bbq rubs cause they work well.) then pretend to be humble about it. It's a free country so if he (Matt Pittman) wants to fine, but to me you lose credibility if you aren't careful. As far as Franklin, If he starts selling shamwows or yeti coolers with his logo on them, then come back to me.


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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,283
    And then I go to his website and see this. So ya he may have sold out a bit.



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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,156
    If he started pumping out crap briskets from washed up dairy cows and stamping the Franklin name on them I guess I’m a socialist if I don’t want to eat there
    You are now compare selling poor quality beef to putting your name on briquettes, that are probably a good product for all of us Kettle and PK cooks, is a sad comparison. 
    Saying Franklin is selling his soul just for putting his name on bags of briquettes…I don’t understand the logic condemning a man for it. Especially since you probably haven’t even tried the product. But we live in a world where anyone can say anything based on no facts.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,731
    This is all pretty damn funny.

    He built his name on bbq.  None of this dilutes that.  People **** about $3k smokers he’s selling, better that than $200 stamped metal smoker at Walmart, no?
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,538
    edited August 23
    So he would be a socialist if he said “no I don’t think charcoal briquettes are right for me or direction I want to take my company”?  I’m confused 
    No- I’m saying begrudging a person like Ay-Ayron or Rachael Ray for making money based on their marketability and strengths is a socialist ideal.  
    Don't forget Emeril, he is selling air fryers or something now. Make no mistake I would absolutely do what Ay Aron is doing lol 



    Actually, Martha Stewart now owns the rights to all of the Emeril branded cookware, cookbooks, and food products (other than restaurants).
    NOLA
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,480
    When I saw Rachel ray marketing dog food I was rolling on the floor laughing he want to buy her products help yourself.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • And then I go to his website and see this. So ya he may have sold out a bit.


    Ha! It’s all about the Merch baby! 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • When I saw Rachel ray marketing dog food I was rolling on the floor laughing he want to buy her products help yourself.
    Rachael Ray is worth $100M. If anyone is laughing, it is her. 

    I don’t buy any RR swag but apparently a lot of people do. There is an ass for every seat and RR fills a lot of seats. More power to her. 
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,821
    buzd504 said:
    Actually, Martha Stewart now owns the rights to all of the Emeril branded cookware, cookbooks, and food products (other than restaurants).
    She's cornering the ankle bracelet market, too.  
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,412
    edited August 23
    Botch said:
    buzd504 said:
    Actually, Martha Stewart now owns the rights to all of the Emeril branded cookware, cookbooks, and food products (other than restaurants).
    She's cornering the ankle bracelet market, too.  
    If you ever read the details on that case, there have been tens of thousands of people that have gotten off with a small fine for doing far worse.  The SEC was out to make an example out of someone high profile, cuz "If we can put Martha Stewart in jail, we can definitely do it to you."  It was kind of like what the FBI and DEA did to John DeLorean back in 1982--trying to bust someone high profile in order to scare people out of cocaine trafficking........except in that case, he was set up by the government, acquitted, and those who colluded to entrap him were the ones that went to jail.  
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,480
    When I saw Rachel ray marketing dog food I was rolling on the floor laughing he want to buy her products help yourself.
    Rachael Ray is worth $100M. If anyone is laughing, it is her. 

    I don’t buy any RR swag but apparently a lot of people do. There is an ass for every seat and RR fills a lot of seats. More power to her. 
    I’m sure that’s a low ball estimate but non the less if a professional chef starts selling dog food I am laughing 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • I just want to know when I can get my Aaron Franklin action figure with the brisket knife grip.  
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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,731
    Again, so funny.  How many have coughed up ungodly sums for yeti brand and don’t forget the stickers that go on the car advertising I’m a yet guy.  But wtf, AF get his name out on a yeti and my god, he’s sold out. Is there such a thing as a yeti purist that sneers at the guy that buys the AF yeti?
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,853
    All I know is that if I were Aaron, I’d sure be sick of bbq by now.  I’d be like “maybe I should sell frisbees so I don’t shoot myself” as I vurped some brisket into my mouth. 

    Joking aside, good for him- get it while you can. 

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