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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2014, 12:15:50 pm »

Still loving Royal OAK and I am going to give that BDG stuff they have at Academy a Try.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #101 on: April 16, 2014, 01:18:20 pm »

Royal Oak is what I usually use. But I always keep a spare bag of Kingsford around just in case.

I go through about a bag a week in the spring/summer. But I grill almost every day when the season hits.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #102 on: April 16, 2014, 02:41:21 pm »

Royal Oak is what I usually use. But I always keep a spare bag of Kingsford around just in case.

I go through about a bag a week in the spring/summer. But I grill almost every day when the season hits.


Same here one school is out for the summer the Weber rarely gets cold.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #103 on: April 17, 2014, 02:11:08 pm »

Ozark Oak lump and a MAPP torch.  Much easier/faster than my recently retired Looftlighter.

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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #104 on: April 17, 2014, 02:21:38 pm »

Ozark Oak lump and a MAPP torch.  Much easier/faster than my recently retired Looftlighter.



I use a Brinkman Torch when it windy or damp.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #105 on: August 13, 2014, 08:23:04 pm »

Use char wood, I don't like the taste of charcoal and never, ever use lighter fluid, you may as well just pour it directly onto your meat.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #106 on: August 13, 2014, 08:31:52 pm »

Royal Oak lump and a chimney starter.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2014, 10:41:52 am »

Royal Oak lump and a chimney starter.

If you are ever in Benton, run by harp's and grab a few bags of that Ozark Oak.  It's like 5.49 a bag and it just seems better than royal oak to me. 
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2014, 10:42:29 am »

If you are ever in Benton, run by harp's and grab a few bags of that Ozark Oak.  It's like 5.49 a bag and it just seems better than royal oak to me. 

I like Ozark Oak when I can find it.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2014, 04:27:36 pm »

If you are ever in Benton, run by harp's and grab a few bags of that Ozark Oak.  It's like 5.49 a bag and it just seems better than royal oak to me.

At your insistence I bought a bag of OA from harp's, and I've made the switch.  It just seems to burn more evenly, and there aren't as many useless small pieces in the bottom of the bag.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #110 on: August 14, 2014, 04:59:14 pm »

At your insistence I bought a bag of OA from harp's, and I've made the switch.  It just seems to burn more evenly, and there aren't as many useless small pieces in the bottom of the bag.

Seems dumb that it would be better, but its better. 
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #111 on: August 14, 2014, 05:27:08 pm »

Seems dumb that it would be better, but its better.

What he said. I've noticed a big difference.  If I can help it, I won't be using anything else!
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #112 on: September 04, 2014, 10:20:10 am »

I going to go back to Royal Oak since it gets hot faster and stays hot longer than Kingsford.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #113 on: September 04, 2014, 03:01:34 pm »

I going to go back to Royal Oak since it gets hot faster and stays hot longer than Kingsford.

What about Ozark Oak?
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #114 on: September 04, 2014, 03:25:52 pm »

What about Ozark Oak?


Wally World in TX has not been keeping in stock this summer.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2014, 04:06:32 pm »


Wally World in TX has not been keeping in stock this summer.

Tell the mgr.  - but knowing WM it's all about bulk buying and profit margins, they may be out of stock on purpose.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #116 on: September 05, 2014, 11:05:01 am »

That Clown we got is a total Joke! I am surprised he able to keep Royal Oak and Kingsford in stock.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #117 on: October 23, 2014, 09:14:13 am »

High School Band contest down here in TEXAS are killing me and my Grilling time.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #118 on: May 31, 2015, 10:24:24 pm »

Anyone know if all Harps stopped carrying ozark charcoal?? I shop at the hwy 65/45 harps in Fayetteville and they had new Best Buy brand.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #119 on: May 31, 2015, 10:26:34 pm »

Anyone know if all Harps stopped carrying ozark charcoal?? I shop at the hwy 65/45 harps in Fayetteville and they had new Best Buy brand.

Okark oak went out of business a month or two ago. Only charcoal hoarders like pharmhog have any left.  ::)
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #120 on: June 01, 2015, 06:34:07 am »

Wow. Ok, thanks for the info. I had not heard that.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #121 on: June 01, 2015, 08:08:49 am »

Okark oak went out of business a month or two ago. Only charcoal hoarders like pharmhog have any left.  ::)
Hey now. I can't help it if I'm a doomsday prepper. Im down to about ten bags now, so I'm getting nervous.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #122 on: June 01, 2015, 10:10:43 am »

Sad to hear Ozark Oak is gone but I going to get some more Royal Oak soon.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #123 on: June 01, 2015, 11:14:34 am »

For those of you who burn through a LOT of ozark oak and want a better (not cheaper) alternative, you can order rockwood lump from firecraft.com.  Free shipping on orders over 100 bucks.  It averages out to about 22 or 23 dollars for a 20lb bag.  Its good stuff, just not as cheap as ozark oak was.  I think Ozark oak sold out.  Can't find out if its gonna now be a rebrand or what. 
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #124 on: June 01, 2015, 12:11:07 pm »

Thanks Pharm.... I'll look into the Rockwood. I go through quite a when the weather is good.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #125 on: June 01, 2015, 12:27:35 pm »

Thanks Pharm.... I'll look into the Rockwood. I go through quite a when the weather is good.

are you in Central arkansas?
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #126 on: June 01, 2015, 12:52:44 pm »

Nope. In Fayettenam
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #127 on: June 01, 2015, 01:15:08 pm »

Just curious, anybody tried Binchotan? Supposedly capable of 2,200 degrees for 4 hours.

I kind of want to experiment with it. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/japanese-grilling-first-you-must-master-the-binchotan-which-means-mastering-the-heat/2014/05/19/23f9ad34-dacd-11e3-bda1-9b46b2066796_story.html
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« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2015, 01:45:39 pm »

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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #129 on: June 01, 2015, 03:00:52 pm »

Nope. In Fayettenam

You MIGHT find it up that way somewhere.  Comes out of St Louis. 
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #130 on: June 01, 2015, 03:27:45 pm »

You MIGHT find it up that way somewhere.  Comes out of St Louis. 

OK..thanks... I'll do some checking around.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #131 on: June 01, 2015, 05:05:12 pm »

Cowboy Lump, or something like that, Yeagers or Atwoods, might be the
only place that carries it. I don't think it has any flavor or additive at all.
The pieces are irregular shapes and sizes, just like you burned a bunch of wood
for a while then put it out and gathered it up.

I don't charcoal a lot but that's all I use, seems like SAMs had it in Fort Smith too.

http://www.cowboycharcoal.com/hardwoodlump.html

Just searched, looks like True Value, as well as Ace Hardware carries it.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #132 on: June 01, 2015, 05:33:43 pm »

I've started using mainly RO lump for everything but low/slow cooks.  For those (butts/brisket). I've been finding Wicked Good Weekend Warior Lump.  It's fantastic for slow burns.  I always have a ton left at the end of a 24 hour cook
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #133 on: June 01, 2015, 10:04:19 pm »

I've started using mainly RO lump for everything but low/slow cooks.  For those (butts/brisket). I've been finding Wicked Good Weekend Warior Lump.  It's fantastic for slow burns.  I always have a ton left at the end of a 24 hour cook

I have never tried WGWW. Never seen it around here but its supposedly great, too. I have had bad experience with Cowboy in my egg. It smokes like an old tire ( at least what I tried). Enough so that I wont try it again.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #134 on: June 02, 2015, 03:32:18 pm »

I tried "Stubbs" recently and was impressed, seemed to burn hotter and longer.  Looks like "Kingsford" but was better IMO.. Got mine at Lowes in Fayetteville..
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #135 on: June 02, 2015, 03:40:43 pm »

Okark oak went out of business a month or two ago. Only charcoal hoarders like pharmhog have any left.  ::)

Good things never last....damn good charcoal, it's a shame they are gone.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #136 on: June 02, 2015, 05:17:06 pm »

Good things never last....damn good charcoal, it's a shame they are gone.

That rockwood is good, too.  Even though I hoarded up the Ozark Oak, I went ahead and ordered some rockwood.  Good stuff.  Just more expensive. 
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« Reply #137 on: June 09, 2015, 03:19:58 pm »

I have never tried WGWW. Never seen it around here but its supposedly great, too. I have had bad experience with Cowboy in my egg. It smokes like an old tire ( at least what I tried). Enough so that I wont try it again.


I agree.  I liked a few bags of Cowboy for a while but it was inconsistent
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #138 on: June 12, 2015, 08:39:39 pm »

I tried "Stubbs" recently and was impressed, seemed to burn hotter and longer.  Looks like "Kingsford" but was better IMO.. Got mine at Lowes in Fayetteville..

I like Stubbs because it produces a little more smoke than kingsford  !
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« Reply #139 on: June 25, 2015, 05:07:12 pm »

Really missing the Ozark Oak on my BGE. Thought for sure they just got bought out and would be back under a new brand name, but starting to lose hope. Haven't found a new go to lump yet. Doesn't seem to be a consensus on here. Haven't tried the Royal Oak lump yet, but probably the most likely candidate.
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« Reply #140 on: June 26, 2015, 02:12:38 pm »

No complaints with the Royal Oak.  Picked up a bag at the  Walmarks a few days ago and it works fine.
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« Reply #141 on: June 26, 2015, 09:34:07 pm »

Really missing the Ozark Oak on my BGE. Thought for sure they just got bought out and would be back under a new brand name, but starting to lose hope. Haven't found a new go to lump yet. Doesn't seem to be a consensus on here. Haven't tried the Royal Oak lump yet, but probably the most likely candidate.

Ozark Oak was bought out by Royal Oak. Straight from the Horses Mouth!
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« Reply #142 on: June 27, 2015, 07:49:05 pm »

Bought my first bag of Royal Oak today. Pretty happy with itů.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #143 on: June 28, 2015, 06:27:59 pm »

Ozark Oak was bought out by Royal Oak. Straight from the Horses Mouth!
Hmmm.  I just talked to Steve Martin the owner a couple days ago. Known him and his brother forever, from same town.  He said they are still making charcoal but bagging it for Royal Oak and Big Green Egg. They still own it. I got friends that work there also......
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #144 on: July 07, 2015, 04:05:56 pm »

Thanks for the info.
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #145 on: July 10, 2015, 02:36:50 pm »

I've started using Cowboy Brand. You can find it at Lowe's.  I love it burns forever and maintains temp.  Cooked a Boston Butt for 10.5 hours on one load of coal, and still had a few reusable coals when I opened it back up the next time. 
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« Reply #146 on: August 16, 2015, 12:12:55 pm »

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« Reply #147 on: August 17, 2015, 02:57:16 pm »

Have now tried a bag of Royal Oak and a bag of Cowboy. Has anybody else felt like they are getting like triple the amount of ash they used to get with Ozark Oak?
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Re: How much Carcoal do you use and your favorite brand.
« Reply #148 on: August 17, 2015, 03:24:09 pm »

Just bought my first bag of RO so I guess I'll find out soon enough.
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« Reply #149 on: August 17, 2015, 03:36:00 pm »

Just bought my first bag of RO so I guess I'll find out soon enough.


Royal Oak ain't that bad.  Its not as good as Ozark Oak, but its good enough. I've just had a bad experience with that Cowboy stuff, and it was bad enough I won't try it again (even if it was a fluke).
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