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Old 11-16-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Well the season for cheap lump is over at Safeway. My choice now for the Saturday cook is either Cowboy Brand or BGE Brand. I've used both in the past, seemed like the Cowboy Lump had some wierd shaped pieces in it. Anyone have a preference? They are price identical.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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ive not heard anything positive about cowboy lump, my experiences have not been good.....i'd go with your other choice, especially if they are priced the same
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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I had too many bags of cowboy with furniture scrap and some of it not even charred. I use the Royal Oak at wal mart, they let the stock go for the winter then got one pallet to get them trough, I bought 20 bags to get me through for a bit, Might check with your safeway mgr to see if they have any other shipments scheduled.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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Well I hate to agree with dawgs which look like guitars..but I believe the boy is right for a change. Aint never tried no BGE stuff but it bound to be mo betta than Cowboy..which I has tried. When you get in a bind try Kingsford mesquite flavor briquettes. In my view it much mo betta than the solid black stuff. Big Dave has stuck muy dinero into his pocket at various contests using the stuff anyway. Taint bad as a heat source of sausage smoking or grilling fajitoes etc. In fact I think the Fajita Expert of the world (Joe Tapia..aka bbqlover who was officially raised on the King Ranch) recommend it for Fajitas. Just thinking out loud here.

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:52 PM   #5
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I hate agree with(look up ). I've tried the Cowboy lump and didn't care for it. I do keep a bag of of the Mesquite Kingsford on hand and have to agree it beats using the regular once in a while. A nice Mesquite flavor. Not to overpowering.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:14 PM   #6
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Cowboy "anything" can't be any good. LOL
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:23 AM   #7
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Just get some Kingsford and all will be fine! [smilie=a_chuckle.gif]

Doesn't seem to make that much of a difference IMO between that and Lump. But I will agree the Royal Oak lump is much better than Cowboy.

DAT's get the BGE even if it cost more than Cowboy, you'll end up happier in the long run.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:44 AM   #8
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I won't agree or disagree with anyone here. I use either RO or Kingsford Briquets.
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:59 AM   #9
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After trying that Royal Oak lump, I'll stick with the Kingsford myself. I'll admit I'm not that experienced but using that RO, I could not keep that pit up to temp. I really didn't notice any difference in flavor between the two either. I used Hickory to smoke with. JMO!
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:14 AM   #10
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U might want to see if they have any restraunt supply stores in your area..the ones in this area carry the Hump Lump all year round....
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The nearest BBQ Gallore is Phoenix, just a 900 mile trip.

So I'll go with the BGE. I've used it in the past. It's about $20/bag. Will last a couple of months if not longer if I just use Einstein. Now that Kingfisher....

I was in Wallmart once looking for wood chunks. Couldn't find any. The nice man said they had to make room for Christmass. Asked me what I would preferr- BBQ or Christmas. Thought he was going to faint when I gave him the answer.
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We have GFS around these parts...they stock RO Lump and that's my source! I love using it for grilling but still go with the regular Kingsford in the WSM.
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I won't agree or disagree with anyone here. I use either RO or Kingsford Briquets.
After using the Royal Oak briquets, I won't use anything else. It burns hotter and longer than anything I've used, even Kingsford.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:22 PM   #14
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[quote=Man's Best Friend BBQ]
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I won't agree or disagree with anyone here. I use either RO or Kingsford Briquets.
After using the Royal Oak briquets, I won't use anything else. It burns hotter and longer than anything I've used, even Kingsford.[/quote:209x3dea]

MBF, I used that in Hawaii this past year when I was there. It was great stuff but they don't carry it around here.
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Lump rules. [smilie=a_goodjob.gif]
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We have GFS around these parts...they stock RO Lump and that's my source! I love using it for grilling but still go with the regular Kingsford in the WSM.
i had to use kinsford last weekend while cooking a brisket and i was reminded why i switched to ro. 3 times i had to go out and stir the coals to get the heat up. part of that may have been my falt because i use a charcoal grate from a 18 1/2" kettle in addition to the standard wsm charcoal grate, but that never happens with ro.

you guys may pay less for pork butts but i got you beat on lump charcoal. i just got back from the roof center in winchester where i paid $10.76 for a 20 lb bag. and it's the good south american sh!t reviewed over at the naked whiz. this spring when i buy a pallet the prices will drop to ~ $9 per bag. [/quote:215vct8b]
Got you beat on both counts..Butts and Lump..20lb of Hump Lump $7.00 40lb bag from work...$12.00
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[quote=brian j][quote=wittdog]
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Originally Posted by "Greg Rempe":4lco4fp6
We have GFS around these parts...they stock RO Lump and that's my source! I love using it for grilling but still go with the regular Kingsford in the WSM.
i had to use kinsford last weekend while cooking a brisket and i was reminded why i switched to ro. 3 times i had to go out and stir the coals to get the heat up. part of that may have been my falt because i use a charcoal grate from a 18 1/2" kettle in addition to the standard wsm charcoal grate, but that never happens with ro.

you guys may pay less for pork butts but i got you beat on lump charcoal. i just got back from the roof center in winchester where i paid $10.76 for a 20 lb bag. and it's the good south american sh!t reviewed over at the naked whiz. this spring when i buy a pallet the prices will drop to ~ $9 per bag.
Got you beat on both counts..Butts and Lump..20lb of Hump Lump $7.00 40lb bag from work...$12.00[/quote:4lco4fp6]
show off. [smilie=a_takethatfoo.gif][/quote:4lco4fp6] [smilie=a_whyme.gif] [smilie=banana.gif]
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We have GFS around these parts...they stock RO Lump and that's my source! I love using it for grilling but still go with the regular Kingsford in the WSM.
GFS? Gordon Food Service???
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:15 PM   #19
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Went to a different Safeway and found a bag of the stuff I've used all summer. Lazaro Brand Lump (Mesquite) from Tejas. Less than $9 a 20# bag.

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