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ericandcandi 09-03-2013 06:17 PM

Walmart charcoal , any good?
 
I Was In My Local Walmart Today And Noticed Their Price For An 18 Pound Bag Was Around Five Dollars.....At This Price Is It Any Good? I Think Its Called Backyard Charcoal.

fantomlord 09-03-2013 06:35 PM

:rolleyes:Is it a ridged briquette? If so, it's probably RO, and is probably good.
If not, who knows, but sounds like a small investment to find out.
Go buy a bag and report back. :rolleyes:

caseydog 09-03-2013 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fantomlord (Post 2612002)
:rolleyes:Is it a ridged briquette? If so, it's probably RO, and is probably good.
If not, who knows, but sounds like a small investment to find out.
Go buy a bag and report back. :rolleyes:

Do they make Royal Oak in China?

CD

Teamfour 09-03-2013 06:48 PM

If it is their Backyard Grill brand it is at least made in the USA according to picture of the bag on the Walmart website.

MeadAndMeat 09-03-2013 07:39 PM

I may be mistaken on this experience being WalMart brand -- but I did get a cheap bag of Charcoal at WalMart once for use with some BBQ chicken.

The coal I got did a decent job of holding temperature and cooking for a reasonable period of time. My biggest issue with it was getting it to light which after about 10 minutes I decided was way behind schedule and heated it up with some extra lighter fluid and another match.

Other than the issues with lighting it, I don't recall having any problems with it. I've not tried a long smoke or anything with it though.

dummy que 09-03-2013 07:43 PM

wally world charcoal
 
walmart charcoal is made by ROYAL OAK the brckets are larger than R.O. they seem to last a little longer it is well worth the price any charcoal bricket whith that design is made by R.O. it is patended

tkeen 09-03-2013 07:50 PM

I have used it and it burns long after you get it going. It just seems to take longer to get started.

tarhog 09-03-2013 08:37 PM

:pray::pray:
Quote:

Originally Posted by MeadAndMeat (Post 2612069)
I may be mistaken on this experience being WalMart brand -- but I did get a cheap bag of Charcoal at WalMart once for use with some BBQ chicken.

The coal I got did a decent job of holding temperature and cooking for a reasonable period of time. My biggest issue with it was getting it to light which after about 10 minutes I decided was way behind schedule and heated it up with some extra lighter fluid and another match.

Other than the issues with lighting it, I don't recall having any problems with it. I've not tried a long smoke or anything with it though.


Garrett 09-03-2013 08:58 PM

It is the only briquette is use in my UDS and kettle. Realy like it!! It does seem to take a few mins longer to lite but it last a long time too.

ericandcandi 09-03-2013 09:48 PM

Thanks for the info, looks like I will be picking up a few bag and I'll report back.

mrbill 09-03-2013 09:59 PM

after being disappointed by my local grocery store brand, I learned that the Wally brand was RO. I've been using it happily ever since in my 18.5 WSM. a full ring w/a full load in a non-weber chimney gives me consistent temps and good longevity. I get multiple cooks out of a full ring just by knocking out the ash and adding a chimney of lit.
that being said, I have yet to christen my 18.5 ots. so I can't comment on how it works in a grill vs smoker.

dbq 09-04-2013 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dummy que (Post 2612081)
walmart charcoal is made by ROYAL OAK the brckets are larger than R.O. they seem to last a little longer it is well worth the price any charcoal bricket whith that design is made by R.O. it is patended

If it's bigger briquettes it may be rebagged Royal Oak - Chef Select, if it is I'll be using it.

sliding_billy 09-04-2013 09:25 AM

I have never used the Walmart stuff, but I have used the Academy brand (another "made by Royal Oak" brand). I have had similar issues with getting it lit. It does tend to burn a bit quicker (smaller briquettes) IMO, but it sounds like the Walmart stuff is larger.


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