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Unread 03-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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I normally just use the Blue Bag (I don't notice any odor) but was in Costco today and they had Competition on sale. I bought two 2-packs. Just wondering what I should expect.
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I seem to get less ash, and longer burn times with the competition than the blue bag.
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I thought I had read somewhere that the competition had less ash but didn't last as long. But having never used it, I have no idea if that is true or not.
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Really like k comp for direct grilling. Personally I'd use k comp for grilling and use kb for smoking.
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Better taste. Sorry, just being honest. It's one step closer to lump.....
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i used up two bags just to see so i could comment on it. firstly i think its a bit expensive. two its not that bad to light nor do i think it really burns that quickly at all. ash is less but not by that much. but if you don't control it, that stuff will burn hot like a blast furnace. i hate kingsford with a passion but if this was a bit cheaper and made by someone else i could see myself using it. i think you will find it to be just fine once you get a handle on it.
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It was a little less than the "normal" price for Blue at Lowe's.
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i used up two bags just to see so i could comment on it. firstly i think its a bit expensive. two its not that bad to light nor do i think it really burns that quickly at all. ash is less but not by that much. but if you don't control it, that stuff will burn hot like a blast furnace. i hate kingsford with a passion but if this was a bit cheaper and made by someone else i could see myself using it. i think you will find it to be just fine once you get a handle on it.


Good feedback. I believe it's the best high end briquette made. It cooks clean, it's dense but not too dense (unlike stubbs), it's really, really hot, it lasts a while, no sparking, leaves less ash and what is left is a heavy ash that not not fly around when you open the lid, and used briquettes don't fall apart. I don't know of another briquette that can beat it.
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I can't ever seem to find the Comp, but I have read a good amount of reviews around the web about it and most agree that its one of the top briquettes on the market. I still use KBB but only if I'm grilling and can get the 40lb double pack from Lowes. If not the double pack, then I will pick up a large bag of Steakhouse briquettes from my local grocery store which are cheaper than the KBB bags.

I've always had great success with Stubb's for the smokers though. I can't imagine KComp would be that different from Stubb's though, aside from maybe the density like mentioned above. At some point I'll track down a few bags of comp and compare the two though.
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Here is a good comparison:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=99142

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Good feedback. I believe it's the best high end briquette made. It cooks clean, it's dense but not too dense (unlike stubbs), it's really, really hot, it lasts a while, no sparking, leaves less ash and what is left is a heavy ash that not not fly around when you open the lid, and used briquettes don't fall apart. I don't know of another briquette that can beat it.
I will have to disagree. I have used every type of briquette that I can get my hands on and feel this is the best:

http://www.doitbest.com/Charcoal+and...sku-838136.dib

It is natural, has a great smell, burns for a long time and makes less ash than KB.
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I will have to disagree. I have used every type of briquette that I can get my hands on and feel this is the best:

http://www.doitbest.com/Charcoal+and...sku-838136.dib

It is natural, has a great smell, burns for a long time and makes less ash than KB.

Those are good briquettes, but they're meant for food service so they're big, long burning with a more moderate temperature IMO. A full chimney does not go very far since a lot of space is wasted with the large size. They also spark a little if memory is correct. Don't remember much about the smell.
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Those are good briquettes, but they're meant for food service so they're big, long burning with a more moderate temperature IMO. A full chimney does not go very far since a lot of space is wasted with the large size. They also spark a little if memory is correct. Don't remember much about the smell.
Yeah, you're right about the moderate temp and spark. But, they have changed the shape and the briquettes are now smaller so you get a more dense pack in the chimney.
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Really like k comp for direct grilling. Personally I'd use k comp for grilling and use kb for smoking.
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Switch to lump and you will never go back, JMHO.
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