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Old 03-06-2006, 07:41 AM   #1
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For those that do not know...Kingsford has redesigned their briquettes with a groove that is supposed to burn hotter and longer. I did some pork steaks on the grill yesterday and used some of this. I was hoping for some better smells than I normally get from Kingsford but it was the same old thing...maybe a little worse. Smell on ignition in the chimney was unbearable. Burned the hell out of my eyes and really smoked a lot...an unusually large amount for charcoal. They say it burns hotter longer but I thought it was about the same...maybe even not as hot. I would think twice about using this stuff in competitions unless you are going to compete at Grand Rapids, Oinktoberfest, or Nelsonville...then by all means I'd use all I could get and don't preburn before you put on the fire. I wish we had a better alternative...Royal Oak briquettes aren't bad but I get so much ash from it. I guess it really doesn't matter for home grilling though 'cause in comps we use all wood...eh Woodman?
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Thanks for the review.
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Re: New Kingsford

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For those that do not know...Kingsford has redesigned their briquettes with a groove that is supposed to burn hotter and longer. I did some pork steaks on the grill yesterday and used some of this. I was hoping for some better smells than I normally get from Kingsford but it was the same old thing...maybe a little worse. Smell on ignition in the chimney was unbearable. Burned the hell out of my eyes and really smoked a lot...an unusually large amount for charcoal. They say it burns hotter longer but I thought it was about the same...maybe even not as hot. I would think twice about using this stuff in competitions unless you are going to compete at Grand Rapids, Oinktoberfest, or Nelsonville...then by all means I'd use all I could get and don't preburn before you put on the fire. I wish we had a better alternative...Royal Oak briquettes aren't bad but I get so much ash from it. I guess it really doesn't matter for home grilling though 'cause in comps we use all wood...eh Woodman?

Wow thanks for the update , everytime it seems when they try to improve on the original they screw things up!!
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Good post!
Makes me glad I burn sticks. Pretty much a known quantity there.
When they change the blend,or whatever they did...it just makes it harder to find a quality/reliable product.
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I don't notice one bit of difference good or bad, other than it seems to light faster.
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:15 AM   #7
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MUCH ADOO ABOUT NOTHING. (IMHO) I think people are just looking for something to gripe about because something has changed about the tried and true and they don't like change to anything they are comfortable with. Just my opinion.

I am sticking with the tried and true.

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Old 03-07-2006, 05:18 AM   #8
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I used the new a few times. On an overnighter, I did use more than I usually use BUT, it was cooked on a colder than normal night. Neil hit it right, people like to complain about changes.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:47 AM   #9
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Might give humphries briquettes a try as well. I like their lump a lot. I'm just trying to find something that doesn't smell like an asphalt company when I start it. I can't take the chlorine-like smell of some of these brands. Everyone's nose is different. It will intersting to try a few more bags in the middle of the season and also get more opinions as more and more try it. 995 of the people won't know the difference. I may have gotten a bad batch or something. It has happened with the old stuff as well. One bag is good while the next smells terrible. Time will tell.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:14 AM   #10
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ya know bubba, I used to not notice the charcoal smell at all...then over time I started tasting some off in my butts....tried lump and the taste was gone.

doesn't bother me as much with beef or chicken, but I can definately taste it in pork.
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