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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #61
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I've had pretty good luck with Cowboy but had a bag last time with two rocks. I still bought several bags at this price.
Didn't ya know. Rocks help hold the heat...
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Unread 05-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #62
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A buddy just pointed out a $5 off code with on line order over $30 and free ship to store. "SPRING5" at check out. Code good all month.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 02:02 PM   #63
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A buddy just pointed out a $5 off code with on line order over $30 and free ship to store. "SPRING5" at check out. Code good all month.
Back a page or two, post 40...pointed out the same thing.
Paid $32 for 4 bags...delivered. IF this lump is half good, @ a hair of 8 a bag for 20lbs, worth it!!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #64
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well after the comments about a lot of small stuff in the bottom of the bag, I poured mine into a box to check. This is the best bag of lump I have ever seen size wise all the way to the bottom

I took this pic after dumping it all into the box so what you see on top was on the bottom
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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:42 PM   #65
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I tore open a bag of the Cowboy lump i got from Lowes as the price match to the TruValue sale. The bags I purchased were made in Mexico and for some reason had a different sku at Lowes than it did on the TruValue ad but Lowes still price matched it.

I was very happy with the quality of the cowboy lump. It was all chunks of tree and not scrap wood and not a lot of chips and dust. The pieces were definitely lighter than Wicked Good Weekend Warrior but heavier than Royal Oak. I light up a chimney worth and didn't get a spark show that I have gotten with Royal Oak, but it did have a smell to it (but nothing off putting).

I went to see how long the lump would go and to as I thought, it goes longer than the Royal Oak, but shorter than the Wicked Good. For $9 for a 20lb bag I would definitely buy this over Royal Oak.
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Hmmm...well, so much for good intentions. The True Value that charges sales tax still has no answer, several days later, as to why they charge a sales tax while HD and Lowes don't. (The TV website does as well).

Therefore, because the sale ends Monday, I bought at Lowe's today, and got the 10% differential.

Oh well.

Also, I returned that $10/20# Wicked Good at Job Lot- too much dust/shards/unusable pieces for my liking. Cowboy is better/cheaper. Ha- who'd a thunk that a few months ago!
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Maybe I got a bad bag from an old stock, but the last one I got had pieces about half as big as a football in it, about 7 inches in diameter.
I'd kill for those large pieces; they are the very best for low and slow.
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i ordered 2 bags off of their website and picked them up a few days later when they emailed me about it being ready. TV is right on my way to/from work. i havent opened the bags yet but i hope its better than the last few bags i've gotten from lowes(no more than 3 months ago). either way, it's a great price. if my bags look good i'll definitely order more.
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Just got a bag from Lowes. They honored the add on my phone after I convinced the guy that True Value was first a store and second not a online whole seller.
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Thanks for this! Just ordered 4 bags.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #71
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Finally broke into my first bag of this....anyone else think it's a bit off smelling when starting? I'm just comparing to Royal Oak and Wicked Good WW.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #72
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Cooks my food just fine. I'm in!
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Cooked my food fine too just noticed the smell as it was coming up to temp didn't have a nice smell.
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A friend and I bought in bulk during the Tru Value sale and wish we hadn't. Super fine charcoal/powder and off smell. I sold all my bags at a garage sale at a slight loss but was worth not ruining any more meals. Good luck to everyone else.
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A friend and I bought in bulk during the Tru Value sale and wish we hadn't. Super fine charcoal/powder and off smell. I sold all my bags at a garage sale at a slight loss but was worth not ruining any more meals. Good luck to everyone else.
Yea i have 7 bags of it now and thinking i might list the remaining unopened 6 bags on Craigs List.

Should note that it was fine once fully under way & only stunk during heat-up.
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