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  1. #1
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    Default Best of the West Lump (Review)

    Best of the West Mesquite Lump

    Bag Weight: 40 lbs





    I purchased the bag of lump from Sam's. When I opened the bag it had some dust. When dumping into the fire basket it had quite a bit of dust.

    The bag contained lump sizes ranging from very small to LOG size pieces. The log was broken in half lengthwise, but still some huge chunks will be in the bag.

    While lighting the basket full, it sparked and cracked, mostly due to the rapid expansion of heat being applied. The lump burned well and didn't put off a large amount of ash.

    For the money, you can't go wrong with this brand. Keep in mind it is mesquite and will likely have a stronger smoke than some will like.

    I would recommend this lump.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    Sounds and looks like it comes from the same foloks I used to import from in Reynosa.

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    I'm bettin' its the same stuff I use. Lazzarri from the feed store or HEB brand or HEB's Central Market brand. Your description is right on what I would say about mine. Looks same in pic too.

    What was the cost?
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    Tom I was going through that in my head when writing that and couldn't remember - approx 20 bucks but I'm wanting to say $16. Next time I'm out there I'll look to see for certain and add it to the original post.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    I have a couple of bags of the Lazzarri brand. It cost about $20 per 20lb bag. Seems pretty expensive till you use it. Lasts a very long time and does burn hotter than Royal Oak. Smoke flavor is nice. I think it is a good buy!
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
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    I just got back from Sams. They had been carrying 40#bags of Frontier and lately, BOW, for about $15. Either they were out of the Frontier, or stopped carrying it all together. They had 2 full pallets of the BOW, and every single bag had large holes ripped in it, with branches poking out, and 6" of charcoal fines piled up on the floor. I decided to pass. Didn't think the bag would make it from the pallet, to my garage, without disgorging its contents along the way.....
    22 inch weber
    20 cubic foot homebuilt smoker
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    If it burns, I can cook with it.

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    I used BOW once and wasn't too excited about it. There were several LARGE logs that hadn't been charred all the way through and were still brown wood. Other than that, it was ok though.
    UDS Mini UDS Weber Performer Weber 18.5 OTG Smokey Joe Smokey Joe WSM mod Weber-Q 1200

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    I really like this stuff...really nice on ribs in the BWS!
    ~Mike~
    www.buttloversbbq.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry516planes View Post
    I have a couple of bags of the Lazzarri brand. It cost about $20 per 20lb bag. Seems pretty expensive till you use it. Lasts a very long time and does burn hotter than Royal Oak. Smoke flavor is nice. I think it is a good buy!
    I get Lazzarri at a feed store nearby for under 12 bucks/20lb including tax. I think the 40 lb is around $16-$17.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    Default And What Feed Store is that Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by tomshoots View Post
    I get Lazzarri at a feed store nearby for under 12 bucks/20lb including tax. I think the 40 lb is around $16-$17.
    And What Feed Store is that Tom ?
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