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Unread 01-17-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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The wonderful world of charcoal, laid out in all its glory, right here:

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumprankpoll.htm

this is a fantastic website - lots of great info - these guys are very serious about testing charcoal.

There are some good briqs - Rancher (& Trader Joes, which is Rancher), Royal Oak Briqs, WG, but for long cooks I like lump due to having less ash to deal with - I've been using RO, Nature Glo (which is institutional RO I think), and when I feel like spending a ton of money, Real Montana - this is amazing stuff but really expensive esp. considering it needs to be shipped. I do make sure I have their maple lump around 'cause it lights up quick and burns super hot so it's good for temp drops.

If you are in an area where you can get Ozark Oak, that's good stuff. I think Hasty Bake is OO rebranded - there's other good stuff out there, I just haven't tried it all (yet!).
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