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Old 03-24-2011, 01:12 AM   #51
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:29 PM   #52
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Thanks but there's no beating lump, IMO. I can get 18 hours out of a firebox (large BGE) of lump and an 8# bag of Royal Oak SH is under $5 by me
I agree 100% here. Royal Oak is very strong. Really some of the best I have used. But I can get a 20 pound bag for 12 bucks at Ace Hardware. I haven't found a better bang for the buck anywhere.

And the large BGE is awesome as well.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:03 PM   #53
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I have a lightly modded S-N-P, I start with lump and switch over to log, I scored a load of pecan from a developer who was removing a grove to make room for a park by my house.

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #54
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I've been smoking for about 8 years now and have tried all different kinds and I keep going back to standard Kingsford. Works great and lasts.
I'm a kingsford die hard too
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:40 PM   #55
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Thanks but there's no beating lump, IMO. I can get 18 hours out of a firebox (large BGE) of lump and an 8# bag of Royal Oak SH is under $5 by me
If you can get Wicked Good lump give it a try. I have cooked 30 hours in a large BGE with a single load and enough fuel left I would have made 48 hours. The pieces in the bag are mostly huge. The only downside is that it is a little hard to start.

I used Royal Oak before I switched to WG.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:43 PM   #56
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I believe he is using a poorly insulated offset cooker. A world of difference from a ceramic direct heated cooker.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:29 PM   #57
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Wicked good is one of the few that I haven't tried that I want to. It would just be way too expensive for me. It is fairly high priced to begin with but then I would have to have it shipped. $30 for a bag is just a little too much for me.

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Old 04-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #58
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Wicked good is one of the few that I haven't tried that I want to. It would just be way too expensive for me. It is fairly high priced to begin with but then I would have to have it shipped. $30 for a bag is just a little too much for me.
They now list a retailer in Dover. I happen to live about a quarter mile from one of their retailers. I just checked their site and they must have increased retail outlets ten fold since I last checked (a year or so ago) so hopefully it will be more widely available soon.

I think at the retail price it is definitely worth the premium but you are right, adding shipping really messes up the cost/benefit.
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Thanks, I hadn't looked lately and didn't know they had expanded to around here. I pass through dover every few months too. Looks like I will finally give it a shot. I doubt it will get me away from stubbs though.

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Humphreys is awesome lump charcoal at a good price.

If your near Clarion PA the plant is just off I-80. Give them a call and they will let you pick up at the plant. I think I paid $13 for 40lb bags of lump, that was a few years back.

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