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tomshoots
01-24-2010, 09:22 AM
I've been seein' this stuff at Kroger for some time now and finally decided to try it. It was on sale for 10 bucks for 7 pounds. Pretty steep, but maybe worth it if it lives up to its claims.

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It's supposed to burn hotter and longer so you use less. Oughtta be good fro grillin' so I tried it for T-bones.

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I lit it according to the directions using paper and veg oil. There were some leftover briquettes in the bottom of the Weber.

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Fire was easy to light and ready in a reasonable amount of time.

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It seemed to be very hot until I put the steaks on. Not as much sizzle as I hoped for.

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Overall, results were not bad, but maybe I should have used more. But to be fair, it was fairly warm when I started and a cold front blew in as I was about to cook. Temp. dropped dramatically in a matter of minutes.

This stuff is pretty good, but not worth the 10 bucks. Eleven would get me 20 lbs. of tried and true mesquite lump.

After purchasing I saw this: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag93.htm
:oops:

Butt Lover's
01-24-2010, 10:06 AM
How was the flavor?

tomshoots
01-24-2010, 10:52 AM
Honestly, not much different from your average briquette.

Vermin99
01-24-2010, 11:04 AM
I was wondering how those worked. Give us your review after you finish the bag.

tomshoots
01-24-2010, 03:12 PM
I was wondering how those worked. Give us your review after you finish the bag.

I'll post more as I use up the box.

SmokyOkie
01-24-2010, 03:37 PM
I guess I'm not the adventurous type when it comes to fuel. I just really like Ozark Oak lump, so I don't often try other things.