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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default Big Green Egg charcoal .... worth the extra money?

I popped into a farm butcher today to get some st louis ribs .... they are agents for the Big green Egg BBq's

they have large bags of Big Green Egg natural lump charcoal ... however, it carries a hefty price .... is it worth buying?

here in the UK, we are limited to what we can buy
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I dont know what you get in the UK but around here we have much cheaper options. At the price of a bge brand you could buy three bigs of comparable stuff.
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Dim, try out Liverpool Wood Pellets - 30kg of high quality lumpwood for £32 delivered
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I dont know what you get in the UK but around here we have much cheaper options. At the price of a bge brand you could buy three bigs of comparable stuff.
thats the way I see it, but I have limited experience .... I struggle to find decent lumpwood charcoal here in the UK .... lots of briquettes, but much of that is 'self/quick lighting .... i.e. there's paraffin or whateverr they add to it to light faster
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idk if it's the same as the us big green egg charcoal, but if it is, it's basically rebranded royal oak charcoal. Decent, but not worth the price. If you can get it over there, check out wicked good weekend warrior blend
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I've found the BGE lump has larger, more consistent pieces, less fines and debris than Royal Oak. Although I haven't purchased any for a year or so though.

I'm finding the larger bags of Royal Oak are getting to be crap, too many fines and not any consistent sized pieces of lump.
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