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    Default La Flama mesquite charcoal.

    Was shopping at a Mexican mercado market in the big city the other day and came across some 7 pound bags of La Flama mesquite lump. I picked one up for 5 bucks, but haven't been able to find out much about it. NakedWhiz doesn't have a review for it. Anybody else try it yet?
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    Does it have a bunch'o' little tiny pieces and one or two 2# chunks?

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    I haven't opened the bag yet Tim. It feels like uniform small pieces.
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    Be sure to let us know how it burns for ya Chef. I haven't thought about looking through the local Hispanic stores for lump. I'm pretty limited here on what I have easy access to.

    I bet it does alright for ya though.
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    It will prolly burn a little hotter than your standard lump, and a little more sparky.

    Why don't you write a review on it?

    In the mini stats box on the left side of the index page, click on the icon next to the word reviews and have at it.

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    While it is a bit early for a comprehensive review, initial impression is that it is a decent charcoal. Bag says its distributed by Sonoma trading. Size could be better, but seems to have a really good burn time, and burns hot. Sparks a bit initially, but not bad once its going. Ashes over almost like a briquet. No foreign matter, and little bark, mostly log. I damped off the top vent on the when I was done, which normally kills the coals, but these are still going. Wish it came in a bigger bag for a smaller price. I just did some marinated chicken parts, so can't fully evaluate its smoking usefulness, but so far, thumbs up.
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    I can import decent mesquite c'coal from Mexico for $1.75 for a 3 kilo bag. The cost is in the freight. It still ends up around $3.00 a bag, but that is if you bring it in by the pallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    I can import decent mesquite c'coal from Mexico for $1.75 for a 3 kilo bag. The cost is in the freight. It still ends up around $3.00 a bag, but that is if you bring it in by the pallet.
    Well I imagine that with freight to Minnesnowta, it would come to 5 bucks a bag. I have a good feel about this stuff.
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    Ya know, for the price you paid, if it does well for you, you can;t gripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    Ya know, for the price you paid, if it does well for you, you can;t gripe.
    Just wish it was in a bigger bag.
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    turkey fryer
    coleman stove
    If it burns, I can cook with it.

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