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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:36 pm

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k.a.m. wrote:I like Royal Oak Chef's Select. :D
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KAM, man, you need to start a thread about how to get your wife to let you keep so much fuel around!

It's all I can do to keep mine off my backside with a cord of oak and few bags of charcoal!

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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:10 pm

B&B Lump and B&B Competition char-logs each and every-time I fire up my smoker.
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby TX1911 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:38 pm

This thread is making me feel inadequate. :(
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Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:03 pm

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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby Paul_in_PVE » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:39 pm

TwoGuysBBQ wrote:B&B Lump and B&B Competition char-logs each and every-time I fire up my smoker.



My God, Sir. You are my new idol.

I have to stick with Kingsford out here in California - I can find Mexican Mesquite charcoal (more of a bag of charred miniature logs) very cheap at Mexican grocery stores (cheaper than Kingsford), but you cannot cook every thing with that much mesquite..... I think.....
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby Boots » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:23 pm

A little heresy, ditch the charcoal altogether and just run with straight wood. I've even given it up for starter fuel (only) since I found I could reliably get fatwood sticks from Academy.

I can see it now, a new Sam Elliott commercial on TV during the Souper Bowl, doling out the adviCe in pure Hollywood bass tones:

"WOOD. IT'S WHAT YOU COOK WITH FER DINNER."
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:52 pm

Yes Sir, Maybe I should have stated that. I start all my cooks with B&B and then it's oak or mesquite or even pecan. All depends on whats going on the cooker.

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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:00 pm

TwoGuysBBQ wrote:Yes Sir, Maybe I should have stated that. I start all my cooks with B&B and then it's oak or mesquite or even pecan. All depends on whats going on the cooker.

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Same here. Quick coal base with the Chefs Select then Oak and Hickory. Chefs Select and wood chunks for my grill.
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby Paul_in_PVE » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:19 pm

Boots wrote:A little heresy, ditch the charcoal altogether and just run with straight wood.


Totally agree. In older times, I cooked exclusively with South Texas Live Oak as a base - charcoal briquettes were something you used to grill 100 hot dogs at a birthday party.

Sadly, wood is simply harder to find in a dense urban environment - especially way out west. you are either paying $12 for a small bundle of pine, or driving several hours to stock up. Recently, I stocked up on a drive from Texas to California - and promptly had about 100 lbs of nice oak confiscated at the agricultural checkpoint.

I'm kind of running on charcoal or mesquite for the heat, and throwing in overpriced wood chips for the flavor (mostly applewood or pecan, lately). At least I haven't been reduced to particle board yet...
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby Fleet Marine » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:49 am

Good video Russ. Makes ya appreciate being able to run to the store for a bag.
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby flht01 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:14 am

k.a.m. wrote:I like Royal Oak Chef's Select. :D]


I realize this is an old thread but I’m needing to find the best place to buy Chef’s Select. I work in the Beaumont area and drive thru #k.a.m. ‘s neck of the woods every day. So far, I haven’t been able to find it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:48 am

flht01 wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:I like Royal Oak Chef's Select. :D]


I realize this is an old thread but I’m needing to find the best place to buy Chef’s Select. I work in the Beaumont area and drive thru #k.a.m. ‘s neck of the woods every day. So far, I haven’t been able to find it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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It is not available in stores you can have it drop shipped to Ritter lumber in Beaumont on 105.
https://www.doitbest.com/products/83813 ... 410a004db4
You can have it drop shipped to any do-it best center you like.
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby Smoking Piney » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:42 pm

For briquettes - Kingsford Blue because it's readily available, RO work well for me, but Stubbs is my favorite.

Lump: I burn RO lump with no issues. I just make sure I pick out bags that haven't been crushed in the pallet.
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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby flht01 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:14 pm

k.a.m. wrote:
flht01 wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:I like Royal Oak Chef's Select. :D]


I realize this is an old thread but I’m needing to find the best place to buy Chef’s Select. I work in the Beaumont area and drive thru #k.a.m. ‘s neck of the woods every day. So far, I haven’t been able to find it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks

It is not available in stores you can have it drop shipped to Ritter lumber in Beaumont on 105.
https://www.doitbest.com/products/83813 ... 410a004db4
You can have it drop shipped to any do-it best center you like.


Much obliged, k.a.m. , thanks for the info



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Re: Choices of Charcoal

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:59 am

flht01 wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:
flht01 wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:I like Royal Oak Chef's Select. :D]


I realize this is an old thread but I’m needing to find the best place to buy Chef’s Select. I work in the Beaumont area and drive thru #k.a.m. ‘s neck of the woods every day. So far, I haven’t been able to find it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks

It is not available in stores you can have it drop shipped to Ritter lumber in Beaumont on 105.
https://www.doitbest.com/products/83813 ... 410a004db4
You can have it drop shipped to any do-it best center you like.


Much obliged, k.a.m. , thanks for the info



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