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bearbonez

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 Does anyone know if HD is carrying that good and cheap charcoal this year (rancher's reserve?). Ours had it for about 2 weeks and was gone. Wondering if it would do any good to bug them about it. Up on the hill we have kingsford, cowboy lump, or RO. I like RO enough, but wally world seems to carry it periodically and at $5 for the small bag.
#1 - February 29, 2008, 08:21:22 am
David "Bear" Nunley

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I was at Home Depot yesterday and saw a pallet of (gulp) Cowboy lump charcoal.  That stuff is far and away the worst lump charcoal I have ever had the displeasure of opening.

I, too, hope that HD will carry Rancher charcoal again this year.  My 50 bag stockpile is beginning to dwindle to a mere 35 bags.
#2 - February 29, 2008, 08:46:36 am
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Is charcoal your guys primary use for heat and smoking?  Or do you supplement your charcoal with hardwoods to "flavor".  I am just curious what others are doing out there. Also, do you have large smokers, i.e. on a trailer, or do you have the smaller ones that are on your porch?  And I haven't seen this charcoal up here, but I am in Flagstaff, so that probly isn't much help.
#3 - March 02, 2008, 06:33:35 am
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I use charcoal for heat and add wood for flavoring.....and I used my last bag of Rancher yesterday  :(
#4 - March 02, 2008, 07:05:04 am
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bearbonez

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 My smoker is a backyard classic chef from gator pits. It's really a stick burner, but I made a charcoal basket that i use charcoal and wood chunks for overnight cooking...till I can get a WSM. It's not a trailered cooker, but it's pretty big. I can cook 2 briskets, 2 pork butts, 4 whole chickens, and 24 slabs of spares at once on it.
 Looking in the future to have a few WSM's for comps and overnight cooks at home.
#5 - March 02, 2008, 07:09:36 am
David "Bear" Nunley

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I have (and sell) the big trailer smokers.  I use a combination of wood and lump when I first start it up, but as I'm cooking through the night, I use mainly wood.  If I need to get more heat in the chamber, I will add some lump, but mostly we just use wood through the cook.

Now as far as what type of wood, right now we are using pecan & almond, but grape, apple, olive and cherry are all good to use, but hard to find.
#6 - March 02, 2008, 08:33:04 am
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Is charcoal your guys primary use for heat and smoking?  Or do you supplement your charcoal with hardwoods to "flavor".  I am just curious what others are doing out there. Also, do you have large smokers, i.e. on a trailer, or do you have the smaller ones that are on your porch?  And I haven't seen this charcoal up here, but I am in Flagstaff, so that probly isn't much help.

I have a pit on wheels. I'll generally drop a 20 lb bag of Kingsford in my pit to get it started, and shortly after throw on wood. I use Kingsford, but that's because I can't seem to find the Rancher brand up north either. Also, I've kind of turned away from using the lump on my big pit, because it seems like a good 20-30% of the bottom of the bag ends up being small pieces or dust that just fall through the grate anyway. The Kingsford or Rancher also seem to allow much slower/even burn temps (at least on the low side) for long cooks on my pit. But, because of the much higher temps and better flavor, I only use lump when grilling steaks etc. over direct flame.
#7 - March 02, 2008, 08:56:56 am

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