Originally Posted by SmokinFatties
Don't know what that had to do with anything just wanted to brag about that deal I guess. I don't see the big deal about stubbs.
IMO, Stubbs gives the food a better flavor, much like lump or wood, since it is all natural and doesn't have coal, fillers or other non-wood ingredients (other than a vegetable binder) like most standard charcoal. After using Stubb's I will never go back to Kingsford blue, I think it gives my food an off-putting taste (I still like the kingsford competition briquettes, though, which are also 100% all-natural).
If you look it up, even some on Kingsford's website, you will find that their original charcoal is made primarily from softwoods, such as pine sourced from sawdust and scraps of building lumber, mixed with crushed coal, limestone, borax, etc. Would you ever put pine or coal in your smoker? I wouldn't.
Again this is all just my opinion. I get passionate about my charcoal.