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Unread 05-09-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Best value lump charcoal

I see there are alot of different brands of lump out there. What are everyone's experiences and opinions? Thanks early for your help and feedback.
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Royal Oak from Walmart is the best value in this neck of the woods.
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My favorite lump is whatever I can get my hands on that's not Cowboy.
I have had great success with Grove lump, but I believe it is somewhat regional.
HSLS has it right that RO lump is widely available, inexpensive at WM, and is a quality product. I just wish it was available in 20 or 40 lb bags.
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Here ya go:

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumprankpoll.htm
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HSLS has it right that RO lump is widely available, inexpensive at WM, and is a quality product. I just wish it was available in 20 or 40 lb bags.
+1 on the RO at WM. If you want 20lb bags get the BGE Lump, AKA RO. Of course it is 3 times as much.
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im half way through my first bag of Best of the West lump from Sams Club. so far its been ok, besides the 6 pcs that were the size of volley balls. its cheap enough that I cant complain too much
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Royal Oak from Walmart is the best value in this neck of the woods.

Same here.
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Royal Oak at Wallyworld seems to be the most economical. I think it might be a 10lb bag for $6.50 (might be lil smaller bag...not real sure).

Kroger sells an 8.8lb bag for $6 (they put it on sale about every other week for $5.50). I heard that the Kroger brand might be RO lump. Not sure.

Seems everything else is at least $1 per 1 lb.
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RO lump at Restaurant Depot is crazy cheap, assuming you can get a pass. I don't remember the exact price, but a 17.63 lb bag (8 kilos) goes for around 8-9 bucks.
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Royal Oak from Walmart is the best value in this neck of the woods.
I couldn't agree more. Great buy and a great product.
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Royal Oak from WallyWorld is the best value here as well.
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I like Royal Oak when I can get it, otherwise the Best Choice brand from Homeland is great too! For me the Best Choice is $1 more but the size is more consistent with less crumble waste.
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12.5kgs of lump for £7.50 in the farm shop near me - it's no brand but works well and has a good mix of sizes
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Thanks to all of you. Looking forward to giving lump a try.
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