Coal brickets

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrclean28, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    What is the best coal brickets to use in a smoker that lights andburns better. The recent ones I got forgot the name seems to not do as good as Royal 100% coal brickets. 
     
  2. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Everyone has their preference. I like Kingsford Competition or Original personally.
     
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use Royal Oak lump (USA) for a bed of coals. I light the lump with about 2/3 chimney of Royal Oak briqs. I don't know what type of cooking you do, but when my lump is at a good coal bed, I add my splits and flavor wood. I hope this helps.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe
     
  4. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    I smoke and grill with coal. I used the electric starter and add apple wood for flavor. Thanks for the help. Royal does seem to work the best.
     
  5. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great... Forgot to mention that you will also have a lot less ash with lump.
     
  6. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    I can tell this one I got from teh commasary Cwboy Coal sucks.
     
  7. I tried cowboy coal this summer and was not impressed.  Quick burn and a lot of ash. Royal oak all the way.
     
  8. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    Agreed I am returning to Royal Oak
     
  9. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome back to the Royal Oak Kingdom.
     
  10. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Do you guys find that lump doesn't last for a 15+ hour smoke? I love lump for grilling, but have only used it once in my WSM.. hence my switch to Kingsford Comp.
     
  11. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    HooRah
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lump doesn't last as long as briqs. For my short cooks I use lump and briqs for long cooks.

    Lump also burns hotter.
     
  13. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    Kingsford Comp please enlighten me. I know I usually do no smoke over 10 hours but willing to learn more
     
  14. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    Ijust notice the label under my name LOL how does it change up the ranks?
     
  15. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Kingsford Comp - Kingsford Competition briquets.
     
  16. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Normally, post count. I believe yours will change at 10...or 25. Or is it 50? I forget. You'll see [​IMG]
     
  17. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    Thank you for that did not know theymade special brickets
     
  18. mrclean28

    mrclean28 Smoke Blower

    Thank you
     
  19. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    IMHO Stubbs charcoal briquettes are as good or better than Kingsford Comp and at $9 a 15 pound bag at Lowes they are a better value as well.
     
  20. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have not seen Stubbs around here. I will keep my eyes peeled.

    Is that the same Stubbs who makes the rubs and sauces?
     

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