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ONO charcoal

oldguysruleoldguysrule Posts: 22
edited 10:42AM in EggHead Forum
Has anyone every heard of ONO charcoal? If so, has anyone used it?


  • LostinQnLostinQn Posts: 21
    I just finished using up my 2nd bag of Ono charcoal.

    Overall i like it, its basically a milder form of mesquite. There is some flavor ,but not as much as you would see with a mesquite charcoal. i did a 16 hour smoke on a pork butt last week, and had no issues. Overall i would rate it comparable or slightly better then royal oak. The royal oak i tried, had to many rocks/debris in it.

    I should note i live in Arizona so its impossible to find most of the charcoal that is recommended here, without ordering it by the pallet. A bag of weekend warrior or ozark oak for example would cost me 2$ per pound to get it shipped to phoenix, unless i order by the pallet. In arizona its pretty much mesquite or a specialty shop which puts charcoal at 1$-1.25$ per pound.

    Pros: High temps possible 900+, very large chunks in bag offset shorter burn, mild mesquite like flavor.

    Cons: higher ash production, shorter burn times, less dense then hardwood so more chips & dust are created.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Where you at in AZ? -RP
  • LostinQnLostinQn Posts: 21
    AZRP wrote:
    Where you at in AZ? -RP

    I live in Mesa, but travel for work, at the moment i am in flagstaff and its rather cold for a desert boy! think the reptiles and bears have it right, just take a long nap over the winter ;)
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Did I meet you at the BBQ Island fest? -RP
  • LostinQnLostinQn Posts: 21
    Nope, the 13th was my birthday So we did the family thing. as a new egger i really wanted to go to that. I am thinking of picking up the class they have in a couple months.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    They are a great bunch of guys and have the finest BBQ store I've ever been in. Too bad you missed the fest, it was a great time. -RP
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    You might find this review of lump by the Naked Whiz useful.
  • nm



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • I find it to be a bit better than regular Mesquite, which I would never use to smoke meat. Still a bit harsh compared to Oak lump.

    I really want to taste the hickory smoking woods when I add them to a long cook, Ono somewhat steps on that flavor IMO.

    If it is all you can find, do what you have to do.



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • muklmukl Posts: 66
    Still using my first bag....2nd cook. It gets hot, but seems to burn more. I like the consistency of Weekend Warrior and will be going back to it.
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