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 Post subject: Kingsford Competition Charcoal
PostPosted: March 5th, 2014, 9:46 am 
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While waiting on my xl baby started doing research on charcoal. Coming from a BGE and using only lump I have little or no knowledge of briquettes. With gravity fed smokers most people seem to prefer briquette over lump because of:1)consistent fed w/out jams/bridging 2) consistent, even, predictable burn with even temps.
It seems to be 3 brands I see talked about here- Stubbs, Royal Oak and Kingsford competition. Our CostCo has the Kingsford Comp. On sale and was hoping to get people's opinion on which brand they prefer and why. Thanks in advance for any input!

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 Post subject: Re: Kingsford Competition Charcoal
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Don't like it. Burns fast and adds a taste. Also, more ash than the other two. You pretty much have them in order...

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 Post subject: Re: Kingsford Competition Charcoal
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So you favor Stubbs over Royal Oak. Is the order based on burn/ash, does flavor come into play at all or is it a combo of all? I know it is personal preference and I will get many different opinions.

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 Post subject: Re: Kingsford Competition Charcoal
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We'll I am also new to stump cookers. And went through just what your doing. Read every thread under the fuel section and your right you will get a lot of different ideas. I picked up some Stubbs and as I was pouring it into my stretch I noticed weird colors in the bricks. So I pulled them out and there was all kinds of garbage mixed in it. Don't know if it's normal but I trashed it and put old blue back in. I have not noticed any flavor yet but yes ash. But I dump my ash pan so no big deal

I have not seen royal oak yet but heard good things about it. The choice will be yours of course. I say cook with a few different kinds and see what you like. That's what is so great about the guys on here. They have great advise and all different kinds. I have learned tons just trying all different types of things.

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 Post subject: Re: Kingsford Competition Charcoal
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Been burning Royal Oak briquettes. They are shaped like little dog bones and have been very happy with it. Good heat, low ash, I buy 25-30 bags on sale in May for around $5.00 per 16 pound bag.

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 Post subject: Re: Kingsford Competition Charcoal
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Where they sell them at mark????

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 Post subject: Re: Kingsford Competition Charcoal
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markcp wrote:
Been burning Royal Oak briquettes. They are shaped like little dog bones and have been very happy with it. Good heat, low ash, I buy 25-30 bags on sale in May for around $5.00 per 16 pound bag.




When not on sale what is the price?

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markcp wrote:
Been burning Royal Oak briquettes. They are shaped like little dog bones and have been very happy with it. Good heat, low ash, I buy 25-30 bags on sale in May for around $5.00 per 16 pound bag.


Mark can you post a picture of the bag?

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winochef wrote:
So you favor Stubbs over Royal Oak. Is the order based on burn/ash, does flavor come into play at all or is it a combo of all? I know it is personal preference and I will get many different opinions.


It is a bit of a combo, but Stubbs is more readily available around here. Stubbs is 1 and RO is 1a.

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winochef wrote:
markcp wrote:
Been burning Royal Oak briquettes. They are shaped like little dog bones and have been very happy with it. Good heat, low ash, I buy 25-30 bags on sale in May for around $5.00 per 16 pound bag.




When not on sale what is the price?


More than $5.00. :lol: I think around that $5.50 range last summer?




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Been burning Royal Oak briquettes. They are shaped like little dog bones and have been very happy with it. Good heat, low ash, I buy 25-30 bags on sale in May for around $5.00 per 16 pound bag.


Mark can you post a picture of the bag?


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