Royal Oak

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I just returned from Wal-Mart at 77th Ave & Peoria, and found Royal Oak Lump charcoal for $6.37 for 10lbs.

Not sure if this is expensive or not as I have never used it before. I bought a bag to give it a try.
#1 - June 04, 2009, 11:35:45 am
Tony O'Brien - ASU Student
CBJ #53784


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I like RO lump it is hard woods so it will keep the heat up a little. I also use RO briquetts I found it a Kmart for 5.99 for 20lbs.
#2 - June 04, 2009, 03:09:23 pm
Mark Smith
Southern Arizona BBQ Club Ambassador


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We used this on our first couple of events but had a hard time getting temps to settle down.  It seems to be nice hardwood, maybe I need to mess around with it more..
#3 - June 04, 2009, 06:52:51 pm
Smokin Dead Meat BBQ
Born on Date 4-18-08
WSM, 22" WSM, Offset, UDS, Pro Q, Couple of Weber Golds, Bradley & Gas Burner.
KCBS member & judge # 51659 of questionable standing


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I've been using both. When I first started using my offset, I was able to run @ 240-250 no problem. I seem to have trouble keeping it below 290-300 lately, using RO briquettes mostly, but a mix of both. WallyWorld almost always has the RO lump in stock, and it looks like K usually has the 18# briquettes in stock. Lots less ash than "THE OTHER STUFF". Lots less.
#4 - June 05, 2009, 02:37:02 pm
CBJ # 53779
For cooking, lower and slower. For spices, mo' hotter, mo' better. Habaneros rule!


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