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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Sneak Peek: New Kingsford Product Coming (pic)

As some of you may know, I was a guest at the Kingsford Invitational last
weekend. Among the festivities was the introduction of a new Kingsford
product that will roll out early next year.

They are called Smokehouse Style Briquets, and they are Kingsford's
answer to chips and chunks. They are made entirely of flavor wood
(hickory or mesquite) held together with a cornstarch binder.

I'll be writing more about these in a forthcoming blog post, but I wanted to
float it out here for discussion.



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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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So are these comparable to Mojo Bricks? Or maybe more like the pucks for the Bradley Smokers?
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John ~ are we to use in place of charcoal or as a compliment to charcoal? I'm a sticker burner using charcoal to start my fire ~ you think I would use this product instead?
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So are these comparable to Mojo Bricks? Or maybe more like the pucks for the Bradley Smokers?
I'd say more the former. According to the R&D guy they provide about 15
minutes of smoke each when added to a hot fire.

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John ~ are we to use in place of charcoal or as a compliment to charcoal? I'm a sticker burner using charcoal to start my fire ~ you think I would use this product instead?
They are simply to supplement your usual charcoal with smoke -- not as a
substitute. There is no char or coal in them.

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They are simply to supplement your usual charcoal with smoke -- not as a
substitute. There is no char or coal in them.

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Any idea why these would be used over real wood chunks?
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I appreciate the idea, but I don't want to add these when I can just add wood chunks. What's the point of that? I see no benefit whatsoever. Maybe it's just me though.

What I WOULD like to see, and what I first thought this was, was charcoal briquettes made from the flavor woods, so just charred hickory or mesquite with a cornstarch binder. THAT I could definitely see a use for. Unless that's what their flavored briquettes already are...but I was under the impression that they had more than just cornstarch binder in them.
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Any idea why these would be used over real wood chunks?
For me there are three main reasons:
  1. Availability - These will be available at most places where the blue bag is.
  2. Consistency - They are as consistent as their charcoal. People won't have to worry about good vs. bad wood.
  3. Measurable/Repeatable - The consistent size make them easy to measure, and thus easy to repeat.
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I deleted my original post aftering seeing these were not briquettes with wood, rather a replacement for real wood. No, I'd still not use these over real wood.
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I appreciate the idea, but I don't want to add these when I can just add wood chunks. What's the point of that? I see no benefit whatsoever. Maybe it's just me though.

What I WOULD like to see, and what I first thought this was, was charcoal briquettes made from the flavor woods, so just charred hickory or mesquite with a cornstarch binder. THAT I could definitely see a use for. Unless that's what their flavored briquettes already are...but I was under the impression that they had more than just cornstarch binder in them.
You just described their Competition product. It's 100% flavor wood char
with a cornstarch binder. I love the stuff!

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I could see the convenience factor for those that do not take the time to look for wood, or for whatever reason nobody in town sells bags of wood.
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I might keep a bag on hand for mere conveniece. Same reason I have a gas grill hanging around.
There's a thought... will they fit in a smoke box for a gasser instead of chips?
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For me there are three main reasons:
  1. Availability - These will be available at most places where the blue bag is.
  2. Consistency - They are as consistent as their charcoal. People won't have to worry about good vs. bad wood.
  3. Measurable/Repeatable - The consistent size make them easy to measure, and thus easy to repeat.
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I was thinking the same thing on consistency. Wood chunks vary widely in moisture, porosity etc, giving varied results for a given amount of wood. Add the fact that the chunks are almost never uniformly sized, and most of us don't weigh our wood chunks so we get inconsistent results. If these give a good flavor, it's pretty easy to note "used 4 Kingsford hickory flavor briquettes at beginning of smoke, chicken was perfect" and be able to repeat the results.
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no other flavors ?
i bet that folks will buy that thinking its normal charcoal. they will see the briquetts part and the
kickory part and not read further. gonna really confuse folks for sure let alone tick many off.
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So they soak briquettes in liquid smoke to make these?
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