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jminion
02-07-2009, 11:51 PM
I was given a bag of Kingsford Competition Charcoal to test out.
Instead of using it in the WSM I decided to use my Primo. Did a brisket low and slow for 14 hours keeping the temp under 235. Worked prefectly no ash problems, off flavor or smell.

Then did a high temp tri tip cook searing at 600 drop the temp and finished tri tip at 127 internal, again no problems with ash or temp control.

I'm not with Kingsford nor I have deal for charcoal, just asked test and post what I found.

PigCicles
02-08-2009, 08:34 AM
Thanks Jim! Kingsford has a long way to go in the BBQ community. Maybe this product will help them earn another small portion of the market.

Appreciate your review. Any plans to use / test it in another style of cooker?

BYBBQ
02-08-2009, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the review. It sounds good. I looked at some the other day and didn't pick any up when the price was $ 9.00 for 12 pound bag at HD. That may be something that will hurt the sale of it, is the price.

Butt Lover's
02-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Briqs in a ceramic???

I might try it - never put any in the egg before - scared of the ashes.

Thanks for the info!

chef schwantz
02-08-2009, 03:40 PM
Thanks for the review. It sounds good. I looked at some the other day and didn't pick any up when the price was $ 9.00 for 12 pound bag at HD. That may be something that will hurt the sale of it, is the price.
At that price, I feel good paying $11.00 for a 20# bag of mixed hardwood natural made from hardwood lumber cutoffs.:twocents::twocents: Briquettes are an option of last choice IMHO.

Primo
01-07-2010, 06:44 PM
Ill stick with the green egg charcoal lumps.Never even ever thought in a ceramic anyhow.

Howd ya"ll ignite the briqs in the primos?:wow:

GE

h20loo
01-15-2010, 11:57 AM
I never tried the Green egg lump but have always used Royal Oak and Maple leaf. I'm amazed at the low ash of RO.
Of all the methods I have used to light my UDS or egg I prefer the "twisted paper towel" method the best. Load and light, no babysitting and by the time I have prepped my groceries I'm usually greeted with thin blue and a steady temp.

jminion
01-15-2010, 12:10 PM
BGE lump is made by Royal Oak so you'd be happy with it except in most cases it is slightly higher in price.

Squeezy
09-04-2011, 01:08 PM
BGE lump costs $30 for a 20 lb bag here.

Primo
09-04-2011, 01:26 PM
i pay $19.00 a bag here .

Squeezy
09-04-2011, 02:01 PM
i pay $19.00 a bag here .

Even though our dollar is a bit higher, doesn't mean we get the same value.
It's just not right ... :twocents:

h20loo
09-09-2011, 08:24 AM
Squeezy- not sure where you are but in Ontario most CTC carry blue bag Royal Oak lump at $14.99 for 8 kg. I got a bag of Green Egg lump with my BGE and I swear the RO is the same stuff. Regardless, it is low ash and works great for me.

Two bags of lump and a 24 of beer and I spent $75. :shrug:

Squeezy
09-09-2011, 09:17 AM
Squeezy- not sure where you are but in Ontario most CTC carry blue bag Royal Oak lump at $14.99 for 8 kg. I got a bag of Green Egg lump with my BGE and I swear the RO is the same stuff. Regardless, it is low ash and works great for me.

Two bags of lump and a 24 of beer and I spent $75. :shrug:

I will look for it ... :sign0092:

Squeezy
09-09-2011, 01:15 PM
I will look for it ... :sign0092:
I went to CTC today and found it ... and it's on sale now $2 off ..

:sign0092:again ...

tomshoots
09-09-2011, 02:37 PM
I've used Kingsford Comp. with good results. Just don't wanna pay the price.