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Old 03-18-2011, 01:15 PM   #11
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Every passionate grill person needs an egg.
Guess I am not a very passionate "grill person" then.


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Old 03-18-2011, 02:19 PM   #12
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Red oak lump ftw. That's all I use in my egg for grilling, bbq ribs, butts, shoulders and making pizza at high temps. Every passionate grill person needs an egg.
I agree. Can I borrow $1,000?


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Old 03-18-2011, 03:17 PM   #13
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XL eggs are about $1K but you can get in under there for a large or even an XL if you get demo pricing from an eggfest. All in all briquettes are garbage compared to lump, even crappy cowboy lump from Sam's Club. Nakedwiz as posted earlier is probably the single most informative site on brands of lump and with info for who makes lump for others sold under different brands. RO makes lump for several different companies, Big Green Egg is one, I believe Kroger is another amongst many.
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All in all briquettes are garbage compared to lump, even crappy cowboy lump from Sam's Club.
I used to think the same thing but not anymore. Seriously, try the stubbs. You will be surprised.
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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
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I use Stubbs and Royal Oak Lump, depending on what is available. My preference would be RO, but around here Stubbs is easier to find. I can't do Kingsford, especially for smoking. I don't care for the flavor imparted when fresh Kingsford briquettes are added.
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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 have gotten over 30 hours out of a bag of stubbs and there was still some left. Just saying, don't down it until you try it. It has all the benefits of lump and briqs without any of the downsides to either.
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I have gotten over 30 hours out of a bag of stubbs and there was still some left. Just saying, don't down it until you try it. It has all the benefits of lump and briqs without any of the downsides to either.
I have gotten almost 2 full days out of a plain old bag of Royal Oak briquettes in a Spicewine insulated box smoker at a competition with a "U" shaped charcoal basket (modified Minion method) and a BBQ Guru. A lot of your results depend on the equipment you use.



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That is an awesome idea. I have seen something similar to use with dust for cold smoking but never thought to do it on a full scale.
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That is an awesome idea. I have seen something similar to use with dust for cold smoking but never thought to do it on a full scale.
It is just a basket that makes the Minion Method a heck of a lot easier and the charcoal last a very, very long time. The BBQ Guru helps alot too. We put a half a chimney of lit briquettes in the open bin at the front left of the basket, close her up and wait about 45 minutes for her to get up to temperature. For the rest of the cook the BBQ Guru does the work. At contests I laugh at all the guys with stick burners having to put a log on the fire once an hour all night long (although I have a Lang 84 deluxe also). We load the Spicewine up at about 7:00PM, put the briskets and the butts at 11:00PM and go to sleep for the night. At 8AM we wake up to start prepping ribs and they go on at 8:30AM. We have not missed a night's sleep at a contest since we got the Spicewine and use the basket and Guru.


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