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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Charcos Coconut Shell Briquettes Test Cook #1

A few of us Mossbacks in the Seattle area are doing a group buy on a pallet of Charcos Coconut shell briquettes, and I've been procrastinating getting around to do a test cook, so Super Bowl Sunday was the big day!

This is how they are packaged



I weighed out @ 4 lbs. of the briqs.



Took @ 1 lb. and used a Chimney and 3 BGE fire starters per the Charcos website video.





Took @ 8-10 minutes to completely light.



Added the remaining 3 lbs. to a clean base and firebox of a Large Big Green Egg.





Minion style burn



4 Cherry chunks for smoke



2 Pork Loin Back ribs liberally seasoned with Smokie Okie's Okie Dust



Guru assisted @ 30 minutes to reach 275* grate temp.



3 hours in Apple juice spritz



4 hours in, applied glaze


Still rockin' steady Left Hand Smoke style!



Pulled and rested at 4.5 hours







Nice smoke ring, moist with a slight pull off the bone very competition worthy if I do say so!



I shut the Egg down at 5.5 hours and there were @ a dozen briqs left. I want to see how much is reusable and how much ash was produced, but all in all this was a great show of how little charcoal was needed to maintain a cook.





A couple of the Seattle guys gave gotten 6+ hours on 3 lbs of Charcos at 225* http://www.charcos.biz/

See what the Naked Whiz has to say about the Charcos Coconut shell briquettes: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag96.htm

I am not affiliated with Charcos or a blogger given the product to review, just sharing my observations on using a different fuel type. Feel free to hit me up with any questions.
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Great thread! I've always wanted to try these, but can't seem to find them around me and shipping is pricey. Thanks.
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Right on, thx. I've also seen these around but never pulled the trigger.
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They look great!!!
BGE 475. Right? The whole cook?
Sure wish I could have tried one!!!
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great info thank you!
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Yep...one of the best briqs out there IMO.
I've been using the same ones (here they called Ecobrasa) for about 4 years now.
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They look great!!!
BGE 475. Right? The whole cook?
Sure wish I could have tried one!!!
275* for 4.5 hours.
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Thanks for the info and the ribs look great!
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That looks awesome! I've never seen those around before in my area but those would be great for my portables.
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What do you pay for 10kgs on your side Swamp?
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I got a box of those - I really like 'em. I keep forgetting I have them so I rarely use them. One thing that's really cool about 'em is how compact they are for storage - it's just a little box instead of a big ole bag. If I remember correctly, they're kinda pricey but a very good product nevertheless. A good thing to have in the arsenal for sure!
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Nice job, Brian!

Any idea what a 10kg box will cost when bought by the pallet?
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What do you pay for 10kgs on your side Swamp?
$24 for a (22 lb) 10Kg. box when you could buy it locally.

I ordered a (6.6 lb) 3Kg. box from Amazon during the Holidaze for $16.99 with free shipping.
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A'ight,over here it's 19,80 euro's ($26,80).
Yeah they are expensive but also better than alot of orthers out there.
I think you're one of the first I've seen to use it in an Egg.
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