Originally Posted by Grain Belt
Kingsford blue is extremely consistent fuel. I use it almost all the time. I had two bad bags of Royal Oak a few springs ago. The must have been stored on a warehouse floor because they did not seem to come up to full temp. I have since used more at friends places and it was very good. Long story short, the blue has never let me down for over twenty years. It is not showy but I know it well. It reminds me of Jim Beam bourbon and Grain Belt beer. They might not be trendy but they are a great product that always gets the job done.
X2..... I've also been using Kingsford for years with great results, but been trying RO briq's lately a bit & think it's pretty good also. I also tried a few bags of Stubbs & didn't car for it. The KBB does tend to ash up & clog vents/air flow on longer cooks though from my experience. The KBB is consistent & buying it when it is on sale saves a lot of $ in a year of cooking too.