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NYC ‘Que
08-29-2018, 11:52 PM
Anyone with any experience? My local Lowe’s has them for 4 bucks a bag. Too good to be true?


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mcyork28
08-29-2018, 11:57 PM
I know a lot of people like them but I thought they put off an odd flavor.

dadsr4
08-30-2018, 06:12 AM
It works fine for me. RO also manufactures many of the private store brands.

effinUker
08-30-2018, 06:41 AM
It works fine for me. RO also manufactures many of the private store brands.

And over at the Weber Kettle Club there's a thread where someone claims the Weber Charcoal is made at the Royal Oak factory too.

21234rick
08-30-2018, 06:48 AM
I bought several bags at the beginning of the summer and they have been fine.

Deebo
08-30-2018, 08:01 AM
I definitely prefer RO over KBB.

robert-r
08-30-2018, 08:22 AM
I don't care for them for grilling. They don't get hot enough to do a quick sear.

They are fine for low and slow.

qnbiker
08-30-2018, 08:31 AM
Got lots of KBB but I'm always up for something new if the price is right. I'm going to try 4 bags and use it for my Labor Day cook.

Springram
08-30-2018, 10:05 AM
They work just fine and at 4 bucks a bag..... can't beat it.

NYC ‘Que
08-30-2018, 11:49 AM
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Baychilla
08-30-2018, 12:08 PM
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So they'd only sell you one weekends worth?

NYC ‘Que
08-30-2018, 01:22 PM
So they'd only sell you one weekends worth?



Pretty much


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Pife
08-30-2018, 01:47 PM
My Royal Oaks briquettes comes in a big brown bad. The RO lump comes in a red bag.

I've never seen a red/yellow bag like you have.

Ranchertex
08-30-2018, 03:55 PM
My Royal Oaks briquettes comes in a big brown bad. The RO lump comes in a red bag.

I've never seen a red/yellow bag like you have.

?? The Chefs Select all natural is in a 20 or 40Lb bag. The regular briquettes are a red bag like the Lump.

Smoking Piney
08-30-2018, 04:43 PM
I burn RO briquettes with no problem. I bought a bunch of bags last year at this time for a good price. Time to buy more.

Pife
08-30-2018, 05:09 PM
I checked my bags...They are indeed labeled "Royal Oak Chef Select".

Are they different briquettes than the above mentioned red bag royal oak?

Pife
08-30-2018, 05:12 PM
I didn't know there were other Royal Oak briquettes (like the ones pictured) available.

Joe Black
08-30-2018, 06:18 PM
I use RO in my stick burner to set up a good bed of coals. Briqs in the bottom of the FB to get everything going. Lump on top of that to keep the heat steady. Then I switch to wood splits for the remainder of the cook.

lantern
08-30-2018, 07:39 PM
I didn't know there were other Royal Oak briquettes (like the ones pictured) available.

Yep. The red bags are like KBB where the chef select is like kingsford pro.



The brown bagged royal oak chef select is my briquet of choice. I like the smell they put off. Although the smaller size of kingsford pro is useful in a WSM due to being able to pack it tighter.

Decoy205
08-30-2018, 07:40 PM
I like it and that’s a great deal. Had no issues with flavor.

ct_vol
08-30-2018, 07:51 PM
I bought about 20 bags of RO briquettes last year at Lowe's Labor Day sale. Wife thought I was crazy. I probably prefer Stubb's, but RO is great considering the price. I also prefer the RO lump to the briquettes, but will sometimes use both much like Joe Black suggested above.

KnucklHed BBQ
08-31-2018, 03:24 AM
And over at the Weber Kettle Club there's a thread where someone claims the Weber Charcoal is made at the Royal Oak factory too.

I was told by a Weber rep that they are made by RO and are the classic or chef briquetes

Incidentally, the Expert Grill black & red bag that Wal-Mart carries ($4.92 for 16lbs in my area) are RO briquettes, they don't burn as hot as kbb IMO, but they give a great consistent heat, and no junk in them like kbb has. I burn tons of them, good smoke, and the ash falls off better than kbb.

aerotech11
08-31-2018, 03:59 AM
RO bricks aren’t bad. There’s definitely better ones out there but for 4 bucks a bag why note. I’m checking my Lowe’s now.

noles2g
08-31-2018, 07:50 PM
Just picked up 4 bags to try this wknd..
Tough to beat for 4$..10% off at Lowes for veterans as y’all probably are aware as well.
Got some wings going on the performer in the slow and sear with the RO now.
Let’s see how she goes!

**will be picking up more tomo**