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Old 01-24-2014, 03:02 PM   #16
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I like Humphrey's Briquettes.
$14.95 for 18lbs....all natural...good stuff.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:58 AM   #17
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Looking at briquettes. Does royal oak do briquettes? How much?
Lump has too many irregular pieces and too much dust for me.

Like I said above most cooking I do is by live fire, even more than my oven. I doubt I'll find anything cheaper, just looking for a reasonable alternative
re read my first reply to you. Go to Gordons Food Service.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:26 AM   #18
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I have never tried Stubbs,
do you think they are better than Kingsford or just cheaper?
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:03 AM   #19
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Thanks for the resopnses. Kind of knew the answer, but it's good to get it out there. Hope this post helped others.

One possibility not mentioned is making my own charcoal. I have seen/read this done.

Is it hard to do, cost effective?
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:03 AM   #20
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To my fellow Michigander, around Labor Day and 4th of July, Home Depot will sell there 40lb. pack of Kingsford Briquettes for around $8. I believe Walmart does the same thing around the same time of year too. I'll just buy a crap-ton then and it'll last me all year long.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:28 AM   #21
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I use Best Choice, re-branded RO available at local grocery store or Backyard BBQ, thats rebranded RO, Chef Select (I think) from Walmart. Best price I got last year was 2-8 lb. bags for 2.99, about .19 a pound.
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I use Best Choice, re-branded RO available at local grocery store or Backyard BBQ, thats rebranded RO, Chef Select (I think) from Walmart. Best price I got last year was 2-8 lb. bags for 2.99, about .19 a pound.
I will check these out.
When do they go on sale?
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I use Kingsford bb for most of my cooking. The main reason is cost, consistency, and availability. When blue bag 2 packs are on sale it cost $0.25 lbs.

What price per pound do other briquettes cost?
When, where can i get other brands on sale?
What do you use?

I stock up on Kingsford every year, but for the right price I would try another brand.
This is what I do^. I don't think I'm gonna find briqs any cheaper than when KBB is on sale. I think I paid $9.97 for a two pack of 20# sacks. Bought 500lbs. Of it last spring.
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I used to get Stubbs. Still like it, but lately I've really been using Kingsford Comp as my favorite. Since it's my food, I don't mind the price.

Here's an interesting comparison of the two...

http://www.patiodaddiobbq.com/2011/1...vs-stubbs.html

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Stopped at wallys. Bought a bag of Stubbs, one of the backyard bbq and a small bag of royal oak mesquite briquettes. All were cheaper then kbb When not on sale.

I left the bags in the car. When my girlfriend gets home I'm sure I will have to explain why there are 3 different brands of charcoal in the back.
Maybe I'll post a blue baggers opinion of various brands.
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When my girlfriend gets home I'm sure I will have to explain why there are 3 different brands of charcoal in the back.
Maybe I'll post a blue baggers opinion of various brands.
How many pairs of shoes does she have?

A comparison would be fantastic though. I almost never buy KBB, and I've never tried the Royal Oak at all.
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I also recommend any rebranded Royal Oak briq product. Academy sports has their "outdoor gourmet" brand of RO made briqs selling for $4.99/16.6lb bag. That's about 30 cents a lb. A couple times a year, the same bags will on sale for $2.99, that's 18 cents a lb.

Most regional grocery stores will have their own brand of charcoal, check for the ridge logo on the bag, those will be rebranded royal oak briqs. Walmart's version is great too. Think they are called "Backyard Grill".
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I use Best Choice, re-branded RO available at local grocery store or Backyard BBQ, thats rebranded RO, Chef Select (I think) from Walmart. Best price I got last year was 2-8 lb. bags for 2.99, about .19 a pound.
My understanding is that the Best Choice lump is the same as RO, but the briquettes maybe not. Could be different in your area, I don't know. I bought some Best Choice briquettes recently and they were horrible. I am only using the rest of the bag to light the wood in my smoker now. Could have been a bad batch.. but it was bad. That being said we usually like best choice products.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:16 PM   #29
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I scored a pretty sweet deal at WallyWorld this afternoon. They had two 11.1-lb bags of Kingsford Comp briquettes bundled together for $10. They only had three bundles so I grabbed it all. ~70lbs for less than $30 = done deal.
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So the Ridge logo means rebranded royal oak?
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