best choice natural wood charcoal is made by royal oak found in the mid west and south

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mudduck, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

  2. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Not always is RO the best - but it's damn good. 

    I use a variety of lump depending on what I'm cooking. 

    Publix (RO) lump > red bag RO in my egg. Also, I get local branded, SUPER dense stuff makes for excellent smoking but terrible grilling. 

    Mali's > RO/Publix overall - as it's better for smoking and slightly less for grilling (though it does get ~1,000*).

    It ALL depends on your setup. 

    I currently have Publix, RO, Mali's, "local stuff" and Stubbs natural briquette's on hand - and almost always do. 
  3. thebeav

    thebeav Newbie

    peanutbutter where?
  4. I cook a lot with a Large Green Egg and use Royal Oak Natural Charcoal exclusively. has done extensive test on all natural wood charcoal and rates this at or near the top.  It is reasonably priced and available at Walmart, Homedepot and lots of other places.  I find that it gives excellent results with good temp and low ash.  I keep a large stock on hand.  You cannot go wrong with this stuff.  I notice with inflation and time that the bags are now 17.9 lbs not 20.  That is another way to increase the price.

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