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bogyo1981
02-05-2012, 01:07 PM
My question is what do most of you use for fuel at competitions? I use Kingsford, because that is what I've been using my whole life. I know what its going to give me. I also only use 2 22.5 WSM and two 22.5 kettles at competitions. I just was wondering what other people use and why.

NRA4Life
02-05-2012, 01:21 PM
Mojobricks + cherry, hickory, apple, and oak splits.

Smokin' D
02-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Wicked Good Lump with whatever fruit wood I am liking at the time. Right now that is Peach.

Smokin Mike
02-05-2012, 02:55 PM
When I use the barrel to smoke my brisket hot and fast, I use the blue bag, and a few chunks of wood, it's consistent, and don't have to worry that much about the temps during comp time.

moocow
02-05-2012, 03:01 PM
Kingsford comp, no nasty smell and less ash.

Sledneck
02-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Royal oak lump w smokestix

"Bone to Bark" BBQ
02-05-2012, 06:17 PM
what the heck are "mojobricks"? And somebody else mentioned "Kingsford comp".... i never heard of it! Fill me in :redface:

NRA4Life
02-05-2012, 06:37 PM
what the heck are "mojobricks"?

Compressed sawdust bricks. Fred Grosse forum name Grossepellets is a brethren on here and owner of Mojobricks. Check out mojobricks.com

CBQ
02-05-2012, 06:46 PM
what the heck are "mojobricks"? And somebody else mentioned "Kingsford comp".... i never heard of it! Fill me in :redface:

Kingsford comp is a Kingsford brand lump charcoal. Lump charcoal is a natural charcoal created without the binders, release agents, and other chemicals found in the blue bag Kingsford.

Lump charcoal is harder to light, but generally burns longer and hotter than briquettes. See www.nakedwhiz.com (http://www.nakedwhiz.com) for everything you ever need to know about charcoal.

Like the DOS XX guy says "I don't always burn charcoal, but when I do I burn Wicked Good Weekend Warrior blend."

"Bone to Bark" BBQ
02-05-2012, 06:55 PM
I know what lump is and use it from time to time... i was unaware that Kingsford had that! And now I know what Mojobricks are. thanks

Just Smokin' Around
02-05-2012, 09:47 PM
I use Stub's because it I can get it at any Lowes. Other brands, besides Kingsford, can be hard to find all the time. With a gravity fed smoker, I hesitate using lump because you can get bridges. So, I go with the briquettes. I would use Kingsford Comp if I found it.

indianagriller
02-05-2012, 09:56 PM
Mojobricks and lump in my CTO, when the Jambo arrives it will be Mojobricks and a couple oak splits to get good coals...

moocow
02-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Kingsford Competition is not lump. It looks just like the regular but uses Borax( I believe) as a binder and not byproducts from coal burning power houses! Just for the record I use the blue stuff as well when not competing.

Rich Parker
02-05-2012, 11:13 PM
I use the blue bag.

ssbbqguy
02-06-2012, 06:47 AM
Royal Oak products first for us. The extra ash and funky taste from blue k is not what I like to serve. Steve.

southernstyle
02-06-2012, 07:21 AM
royal oak lump with http://www.fruitawoodchunks.com/ peach chunks

BC Squared
02-06-2012, 09:07 AM
Kingsford Comp, when I can find it. Wood chunks. Also use a lot of Cowboy lump....and propane when no ones looking (that is a joke!)

boogiesnap
02-06-2012, 09:18 AM
stubbs.

worthsmokin
02-06-2012, 09:39 AM
Blue bag here. Easy to find and usually on sale in the spring.

walrus79
02-06-2012, 10:40 AM
RO lump

Parts_Guy
02-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Grove Lump

Kit R
02-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Royal Oak Chef Select briquettes. Cheap, burns steady, consistent product and I've had some pretty good results using it, so no desire to change. However, I will also use Kingsford Comp for chicken and rib cooks since it burns hotter and lights faster.

TooSaucedToPork
02-06-2012, 01:51 PM
We use Kingsford Blue with woods from Fruita http://www.fruitawoodchunks.com/ (http://www.fruitawoodchunks.com/)

Peach&Pecan - Ribs
Peach&Hickory - Pork
White Oak&Hickory - Brisket
Apple - Chicken

Pappy Q
02-06-2012, 02:59 PM
Nothing but sticks

Mike - CSBBBQ
02-06-2012, 03:31 PM
Charcoal to start the fire then Hickory.

Stoke&Smoke
02-06-2012, 05:08 PM
RO lump, almost exclusively.

parrdist
02-06-2012, 07:27 PM
The Blue bag and some MOJO Bricks for smoke.

Smokin' Bad Habit
02-06-2012, 07:42 PM
i prefer gasoline and piss elm, gives a good "char" and diesel taste to my pork collar

LoneStar Smoke Rangers
02-07-2012, 05:44 PM
Royal Oak Chef Select briquettes. Cheap, burns steady, consistent product and I've had some pretty good results using it, so no desire to change. However, I will also use Kingsford Comp for chicken and rib cooks since it burns hotter and lights faster.

Can't beat Royal Oak Chef's Select! I've tried them all and had the best luck with ROCS. Kingsford Comp and Stubbs are a good second choice.

JD McGee
02-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Kingsford Blue Bag...:cool:

SHBBQ
02-07-2012, 08:58 PM
Humphrey Charcoal, all natural, and more importantly, 100% MADE IN THE U.S.A.!!!!!

bmanMA
02-07-2012, 10:18 PM
Wicked good. Open to trying new things.
Go here: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm

Crash
02-08-2012, 01:25 AM
Kingsford Blue....all the way, 100% of the time.

It's a very consistent product and when it goes on sale around the BBQ Holidays (Super Bowl, Labor Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, etc.), buy it in bulk if you can.

CMALANGA
02-08-2012, 11:25 AM
Royal OAK lump...becuase it works, well.

HOG WILD BBQ
02-08-2012, 02:52 PM
kingsford or royal oak. then hickory

Stacks
02-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Used Stubbs last year but I think I'm going to switch over to Kingsford Blue. I use it at home. It's easy to get and goes on sale frequently.

Disconnect
02-09-2012, 07:08 PM
When we can find kingsford comp its all we use in the WSM (plus smoke wood.) Otherwise its blue bag there. UDS gets nothing but RO - burns WAY more evenly and predictably than cowboy. In a pinch, stubbs, then cowboy. And if all that is unavailable, I'll prolly go blue bag just to get -something- turned in...

Anyone else had trouble finding kingsford comp this year? Nobody around here was stocking it :(

didisea
02-09-2012, 07:36 PM
I was looking at Kingsford's website and I also can't find any place stocking Kingsford Comp. Very strange...

zombie barbecue2
02-09-2012, 08:22 PM
On the MC offset we use Royal oak to start and then Cherry logs for the entire cook.
If using the BGE, it's Royal Oak Lump and chunks of Hickory and or Cherry.

comfrank
02-09-2012, 10:21 PM
Anyone else had trouble finding kingsford comp this year? Nobody around here was stocking it :(

I have not been able to find Kingsford Comp for over a year (I'm in Western NY).

--frank in Wilson, NY

Jaskew82
02-10-2012, 08:34 AM
I use Stubbs or Royal Oak lump with either locally cut (my backyard) maple and oak. I also have peach wood from Fruita. Hickory is usually in the mix there too.