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Old 10-15-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

Maybe i'm just crazy but it seems that Charcoal does not get as hot as natural charcoal? All I had was kingsford and it sucked. Any advice?

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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

Natural as in you made it yourself? or are you talking about lump?

There's lump and there's briquettes.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

yeah, lump. thanks for clarifying.
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

I think lump burn's hotter, but I know you get far less ash with lump. I use Royal Oak, Walmart's finest!
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

Yeah, I use lump all the time.
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

I used lump only, until there was a half-price sale on Stubbs briquettes earlier in the year. When I run out of the Stubbs, it will be back to lump. I do wish I could find a cheaper source for it, though. A local restaurant supply used to sell Nature-Glo (Royal Oak in a different bag) for about $8 for 20 pounds. That price has almost doubled - Royal Oak from Wal-Mart is the best deal I can find now.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:07 PM   #7
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

I always find Stubbs at Home Depot and Lowe's. Check there first then try some other smaller stores. Costco and Sam's club carry Kingsford Competition lump. maybe give that a try. Hope this helps.
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

Go visit a pal who has a Mom n Pop C Store or restaurant. Get him to order you some from his wholesale grocery distributor. Sysco and Ben E. Keith are the big boys down here. They have mesquite lump from Mejico for around 12 bucks in 40 lb. bags. Will not work in R2D2 gizmos cuz the chunks are too big. Good far larger pits..grills etc. If you live in a hick town you can also buy through the jail..schools..horspitals etc.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:04 PM   #9
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

This is all awesome advice. Muchos Gracias!
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Re: Charcoal v. Natural Wood Charcoal

I recently switched to The Good One lump from Kingsford briquettes and it's the best move I've ever made. Theres less ash and it smells a whole lot better when burning.
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