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Unread 01-18-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Kingsford: Really more burn time?

Ya'll know how the Kingsford bags advertise as more bbq time per pound right? Well, I've been doing some experiments. I don't think it burns any longer than the lump charcoal I use. By the time the briquettes ash over, they've lost so much size already.

I was going to start using briquettes for bbq and lump for grilling but I guess it really doesn't make a difference in burn time. Plus, briquettes are so damn ashy.

What are your thoughts and experiences?
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I get longer burn time from Stubbs (I get it at Lowes). I've not timed it out, but I can do an ~18 hour smoke with Stubbs and not have to add new fuel, whereas with Kingsford I have to add more fuel.
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It's called marketing......

I get longer and hotter burns from lump than I do from briquettes. Lump also produces much less ash.

Not all charcoals are created equal, so it is a matter of personal choice as to what meets your needs.
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I get more BTU's out of lump than kingsford. It starts up twice as fast as well. Burns much hotter. Goes out easier (when you snuff it). Produces 1/10th the amount of ash as charcoal briquettes. Only problem is the size isn't uniform like briquettes so you can get pockets of air between the lump which causes temp instability.. so you have to pack it well.

I like that kingsford blue is more popular than lump charcoal, this keeps the lump charcoal prices down.
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I have converted to stubbs and lump only. I also get better burn time out of stubbs. I used Kingsford for about 6 to 8 years so I can compare from experience. So for what it's worth IMHO no you don't get any longer burn from Kingsford.
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I exclusively use lump in all my cookers except the PBC. Though I used lump in the PBC seems like it does better with briqs. For briqs in the PBC I use Stubbs. Its great stuff and natural. I even gave Kingsford comp a try and didnt like it at all.

I mainly use the new Cowboy lump, Royal Oak for low and slow, Mesquite lump for open pit grilling (burns really hot) and Stubbs in the barrell.


Recently picked up Coconut shell briqs that Lowes started to carry but havent tried it yet. Its all natural again and suppossed to burn the hottest and pretty long.
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Recently picked up Coconut shell briqs that Lowes started to carry but havent tried it yet. Its all natural again and suppossed to burn the hottest and pretty long.[/QUOTE]

I've been wanting to try these but just didn't know much about them. When you try them could you post how they worked for you? Sorry for the hijack
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Recently picked up Coconut shell briqs that Lowes started to carry but havent tried it yet. Its all natural again and suppossed to burn the hottest and pretty long.
I've been wanting to try these but just didn't know much about them. When you try them could you post how they worked for you? Sorry for the hijack[/QUOTE]

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In my WSM I do get longer burns with Kingsford. Obviously, there's a lot more ash as well, but the burn times are not even close for me.
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I run almost all lump I get briquettes from HEB for the snake in the kettle and starting the Lump in the UDS
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In all of my cookers KBB definitely burns longer. I haven't done a scientific time comparison, but I know because I have to reload with lump on longer cooks. I don't reload with KBB.

Not sure what type of cooker you are using.
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For the price its hard to beat Kingsford charcoal. Lump is ok but way overrated imho. If i want smoke flavor i use real wood not lump, no telling what type of wood is used in lump.
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