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    Question Charcoal

    Don't really know where to put this, so mods feel free to move it if needed.

    What kind of charcoal are you guys using?

    I know that the quaility of Kingsford has slipped the last couple of years and looks as though the serious Q'ers are using other brands.

    I use Kingsford, but am going to try something else next time I buy.

    I see some people using Sams Choice (or whatever its called) and Royal Oak seems popular.

    And, lump is better for grilling and briquettes are better for smoking, right?
    Chuck

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    I use Ozark OAk lump Charcoal. Been real happy with it.
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    Chuck, I've found that lump burns hotter. I use Royal Oak exclusively (for now) since it's available locally. With the hotter burn, I use less, of course, but keep that in mind if you also use it for grilling. It'll cook (or burn) a hunk of meat in a hurry with direct heat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BA_LoKo View Post
    It'll cook (or burn) a hunk of meat in a hurry with direct heat!
    That's no lie! I get juicy skinless chix breasts every time over briques. Lump, let's just say not so much.

    Right now I'm using Royal Oak lump. It's still at the local Wally World, so it's easy for me to find. Briques, it's Sam's Choice, also at Wally World. Haven't bought a bag of SC in a long while now. Might have to for direct cooks, but I get good results with the lump for smoking. Now, I smoke in a kettle, so it's only about 5 lbs for an 8-hr burn or so. A big offset or CG will be a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nascarchuck View Post
    Don't really know where to put this, so mods feel free to move it if needed.

    What kind of charcoal are you guys using?

    I know that the quaility of Kingsford has slipped the last couple of years and looks as though the serious Q'ers are using other brands.

    I use Kingsford, but am going to try something else next time I buy.

    I see some people using Sams Choice (or whatever its called) and Royal Oak seems popular.

    And, lump is better for grilling and briquettes are better for smoking, right?

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm
    Link to The Naked Whiz's Lump Charcoal Database
    Ozark Oak, Royal Oak - both good. Kingsford=Lotta sparks, not good
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