Dissapointed in royal oak
I've been using KBB exclusivly since I started grilling/smoking and I finally checked out some Royal Oak lump.
I'd say that it was about 75% flake, 15% medium chunk and 10% large (and not fully 'cooked') chunks.
After I spent some time making sure that the small pieces didn't fall through the bottom of my 18.5 WSM and filling it up, it was lit and came up to temp just fine. But after just 4-5 hours, I was damned near out of coals. (running 250 with an IQ). My only guess is that all the little pieces burned off pretty fast.
I'm NOT planning on going back to this stuff any time soon.