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Old 09-26-2013, 11:32 PM   #16
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What are you guys finding on the new stuff? My new pallet seems to have smaller chunks in it. Burns fine though.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:26 AM   #17
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I just bought a bag.

I dont know if its new or old, I think new. Or real old lol

it has green writing and the inside of the bag has a plastic liner, but the outside of the bag is paper, I thought the whole bag was paper looking at

anyway, it looks like the normal quality stuff. I did not dump it out, this is just from looking in it
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:40 AM   #18
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That's the old bag. New bags are like brown paper sacks.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:14 PM   #19
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Just bought a new bag of WG to compare to the stuff from last Spiring which was pretty bad. Dumped out 1 of each side by side and the new stuff is definitely better, more larger chunks and far less dust and fines, than the stuff from Spring which, by the way, ended up at the discount stores like Ocean Job lots. I separated them both similarly into piles by size and weighed the tiny stuff that fell through a 1/2" screen. New stuff just 14 oz. of dust. Older stuff 1 pound 13 oz., or twice as much waste product. Took some pics and I will start a new thread soon once I open up a bag of the plastic bagged, before the troubles, charcoal for a three way comparo. What I see from this one new bag, is good enough for me to consider a pallet purchase in the next week or so. Going on vaca, so charcoal can wait!
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #20
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Just did a dump out of the Green bag WG from a couple years ago. Looks to be very similar to the new blue/paper bag stuff. Similar sizes and the same weight of fines/dust at 14 oz. I will do a burn sometime in the future, but from the looks of things, they have gotten back to being a quality product.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:55 PM   #21
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I just got 4 pallets in today. I am taking a bag home and will shoot some pics so you guys can see for yourselves. The writing on the bag is in blue.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #22
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That Job Lot stuff was so bad I returned all but the one bag I opened for examination. Glad to hear it's back to being, ahem, wicked good.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:46 PM   #23
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I just got 4 pallets in today. I am taking a bag home and will shoot some pics so you guys can see for yourselves. The writing on the bag is in blue.

I see

like i said the writing on my bag that I just bought is green, and the product is fine. Thats why I am wondering if its real old, it does not look like it from the condition the bag is in.

I would like to know what the deal is with the different colors?

looking forward to your pics
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Okay, I opened up a bag today after work and went through it pretty well. My impressions are that the charcoal looks good. There was a good percentage of big pieces. In the older bags, I do remember bigger pieces, but the big pieces were really good size, especially for ceramic cookers. The pieces seem to be longer though. Not that much powder and shake, but I doubt you are going to find too many bags with no powder. I am doing a long burn this weekend and will share my thoughts then on how it performs.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #25
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Thanks! Looks good from here.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #26
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thanks!

between the bag and how it looks, I am convinced that I bought NOS (new old stock)

mine is large chucks for the most part, but more random shaped, like it was in the old days...so my store must still have some of the old stuff that was good!!!

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Old 10-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #27
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That's what my blue bag looks like. Did a bacon smoke tonight in my beast and used about 25% of the basket in 4 hours. Seems to burn good. Sparked a lot when I fired up the weed burner though. Old stuff didn't do that as much.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:52 AM   #28
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http://www.firecraft.com/product/oza.../charcoal-wood

I've used Wicked and Ozark, I find them both of good quality. So there is a link to get Ozark for $11 for 10lbs, order more than $100 from the site and get free shipping.

I personally mostly use Red bag Royal Oak from Restaurant depot, about $9.60 for 17lbs.
Lucky here in Arkansas. Ozark Oak is $5.50 at both grocery stores locally.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:46 AM   #29
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I would like to know what the deal is with the different colors?
The GREEN labeled bags were from Argentina. The BLUE label is from Brazil. So for some reason they changed manufacturers. Glad to see it is back to a paper bag though.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #30
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Yeah the paper bag opens so much easier than the fiber bag did.
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