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Old 10-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
Found some matches.
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Question Lump vs. Charcoal

Which do you prefer and what brand? I have used all kinds. Just wandering how many different selections this will get.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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GFS lump in my stick burner just to get it going. Not a lot of junk in it. Burns HOT!
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
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B&B Oak lump, good stuff and it keeps getting better!
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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Lump only. My favorite is The Good One, but I also like Kamado Joe, Big Green Egg, Royal Oak and Fire King.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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I have both. Still trying to figure out which one is better.

Lump burns hotter and sears better.

Charcoal holds temp better and longer.

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Old 10-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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Both from Wicked Good - lump in the offset, briquettes in the backwoods
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:04 AM   #8
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I'm with CBQ I'm a wicked Good fan lump and briquettes both are fantastic!
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:30 AM   #9
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Lump VS Charcoal?

.... I thought lump IS charcoal....

OH... you mean those weird little "pillows" of unknown char material called bricks?


Don't mind me....... just move along.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:27 AM   #10
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Stubbs briquettes are all I use in my Superiors. They burn clean and produce little ash compared to K.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #11
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I like the Kingsford Competition.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:45 AM   #12
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I like the Kingsford Competition.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #13
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I had settled into buying Stubbs brickettes or Cowboy Lump, but I've just started making my own lump and I'm very happy with it. Made 2 batches now & have about 80 pounds on hand, so I doubt if I'll be buying charcoal except as a backup.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:40 AM   #14
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cowboy lump coal
My local Walmart stopped selling royal oak lump so I tried cowboy lump and hated it. I couldn't get it to burn hot enough. Do you have that problem?
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #15
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I tried going with lump in my superior, bc of the whole idea that is burns cleaner, but, two for two, it got caught up in the chute, and didnt burn correct, causing a nasty smoke flare up, like when ya just start the coals. It sucked. Made my food have black crap, so i went back to Kingsford Competition Briquettes. In my gravity fed smoker, i say briquettes are best.
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