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Unread 03-29-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default New lump @ Sams

Using RO & Frontier lump, I've often wondered what kind of wood I was using. Anyone know?

There is a new brand @ Sam's. It's Best of the West - 100% mesquite lump. It's a prod of Mexico like Frontier. Anyone use it? Any input? I bought a bag - 40 lbs / $15. I will keep u updated as I burn through it.
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the naked whiz rated below avg
but ive been thinking about trying it anyways
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Hopefully it's not similar to Mexican mesquite I got one time. It was sparkling like 4th of July.
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You can check it out and others here http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpindexpage.htm?bag
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I used this last year until they stopped carrying it (they only sold it during the spring last year).

It sparks a lot while lighting up, but I like it. I love it for grilling. It sparks like crazy in the chimney, and for about 10 to 20 minutes after I dump the coals in the kettle, but after that it is fine. The flavor is great, you do not need to add other flavoring woods, and pairs with beef beautifully.

Some of the pieces are crazy huge, and you may need to either chop them down or find other creative ways to use it.

Oddly enough, when have used it in my WSM's (I have only cooked Brisket with it), it sparks a lot when dumping the lit coals on, but not during the whole cook. If I have the cover off for too long though, then it does start sparking, but that settles back down again shortly after putting the lid back on.

I started seeing it in Sam's again recently and pick up a bag or two each time I go in to stock up. I liked this stuff better than the Frontier lump. I also use the Frontier lump, but what I dislike about it is the amount of fine particles that are unusable. It also lacks the flavor that the Mesquite stuff has.
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Most of my cooks are in the long range, and I've found using mesquite lump makes the results over the top smokey. I prefer oak lump for long cooks.

I only use mesquite anything on very short, hot cooks, it's great with steak!
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I believe the RO is mostly white oak just like the BGE lump
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Here are two threads I posted last year reviewing my results with this stuff.

First review during first cook...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=80187

Review after using it for a week...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=80624
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I believe the RO is mostly white oak just like the BGE lump
BGE lump is RO lump.RO bags it for BGE.
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I like Best of the West lump way better than Frontier. Frontier is mostly mill shop scraps. So who knows what kind of wood it is? Pine maybe? I hope they continue carrying BOTW. The last time I was there, I bought 3 bags for me and 2 for my neighbor. When it's gone, I'll buy more.


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Mesquite is fine for grilling. BAD for smoking. Texans don't even use it.
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Mesquite is fine for grilling. BAD for smoking. Texans don't even use it.
Ditto

Mesquite is way too strong to smoke with, fine to grill with, but why would I? with hickory & oak so widespread in my area, there is no need.
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Mesquite is fine for grilling. BAD for smoking. Texans don't even use it.
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Mesquite is way too strong to smoke with, fine to grill with, but why would I? with hickory & oak so widespread in my area, there is no need.
I agree about using mesquite wood being too strong, but not mesquite coals or charcoal. That's OK though, we don't have to agree.
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I agree about using mesquite wood being too strong, but not mesquite coals or charcoal. That's OK though, we don't have to agree.
I've only tried mesquite lump once, and did not smoke with it due to my experiences with mesquite wood.

It smelled just like mesquite though

To the OP - I would definitely not take my word for it.
1. Chris has actually done a review on it, and seems to have a bit more experience.
2. I am an opinianted guy - try it for yourself, and let us know!
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I use the Best in the West, from Smart and Final, about the same price ($14.50) for a 40 lb bag. Can't beat the price, despite about 5-10 pounds being unusable dust. Works great on my grill and my offset, although, I usually mix it with Stubbs
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