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Uncle Alvah
10-14-2012, 09:14 AM
To get right to the rat killin', yesterday when I went to buy supplies to make a batch of BBQ, the only charcoal available was Royal Oak, a twin pack. Other option was a 40 minute drive to Lowes for lump, and that was no option at all, really.
So just now I'm firing up the UDS, but this RO stuff seems to take a LOT longer to run up than "Blue Bag" charcoal.
Bag says its "ridged" to "light faster", but I dunno.......time will tell but I think I need to lay in a stash of lump for the winter!

BluDawg
10-14-2012, 10:05 AM
I haven't used RO Briquettes in a long time but I prefer them over KBB Less ash and a hotter & longer burn time they take a little longer to ignite but patience will be rewarded.

Uncle Alvah
10-14-2012, 10:14 AM
On sale $7.50 for two 15 lb bags at Piggly Wiggly!

SmokyOkie
10-14-2012, 11:26 AM
I wouldn't put Roayl Oak briquets or KBB either one in any of my cookers. I can't stand the smell of the coal (not charcoal, but the out of the ground coal) that they put in it. Did oyu notice the smell when you lit it?

Uncle Alvah
10-14-2012, 11:50 AM
I can't say as though I noticed any particularly strong smell when it was running up, or when I lit the starter coals on the side initially. I have a pretty fair sniffer, too, but since I was not especially "sniffing", I may have let it slide by.

SmokyOkie
10-14-2012, 01:26 PM
If you ever light up a chimney of RO lump and then light one of KBB, you will probably swear off the KBB.

jwbtulsa
10-14-2012, 07:45 PM
Never been disappointed with Ozark Oak. $4.99, 10# bag here in Tulsa.

SmokyOkie
10-14-2012, 08:40 PM
He's; not going to be able to find that in NC though John.

RO lump is pretty close to OO.

cliffcarter
10-16-2012, 07:09 PM
I wouldn't put Roayl Oak briquets or KBB either one in any of my cookers. I can't stand the smell of the coal (not charcoal, but the out of the ground coal) that they put in it. Did oyu notice the smell when you lit it?

Don't believe that RO puts "mineral carbon" in their briqs, I use them a lot and have never had any "off" smells. RO also makes the house brand for WalMart, Family Dollar and the Home 360 brand found at the Hannaford supert market chain in the Northeast to name a few. I have used all these briqs with success, although the WalMart brand has too much binder(because of the larger size) and doesn't burn as hot as the others IMHO.

SmokyOkie
10-16-2012, 08:14 PM
They told me they did. Kingsford told me they didn't, but later, they had a show on TV where they showed them doing just that. If you have ever lived anywhere where people burn coal for heat, you will never forget the smell.

Uncle Alvah
10-17-2012, 10:51 AM
If you have ever lived anywhere where people burn coal for heat,

I hear ya! I was born and raised in Scranton Pa.!

Uncle Alvah
11-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Well ,I'll be running the Royal Oak for awhile I guess. The local Piggly Wiggly has it on sale, two 16.5 pound bags for $7.99. Brought home 100 pounds. Might go back for more!