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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokingrookie, Jun 26, 2015.
Just saw the add twin packs for &10 at Lowe's until July 5th...stock up!
hmmmm i wonder if the sale is in East Tennessee...... good excuse to make a trip to lowes
It's everywhere. $8.98 for 2 X 18lb bags.
Kind of up sets me though..... just two days ago i purchased that same 2 pack at wally world for 14$.... Oh well
They have had this sale the last couple of years. They had it for Memorial day as well.
I'm must finishing up my stock from last year. Time to get a couple more I guess.
Might sound like a dumb question and I'm new to charcoal grills and smoking. But isn't regular kingsford not real safe or kind of questionable for smoking? I mean for grilling burgers dogs etc. I've read it's fine. But for slow smokes when adding unlit coal or snake/minion, I've read that the release agent added during manufacturing isn't real safe. I think it's called borax maybe? I ended up buying kingsford competition due to it being all natural.
Are you guys just using it for grilling and not smoking?
I use mine for grilling not smoking. I guess I haven't heard anything about not using it for smoking. I start to get very nervous when I get down to about 5 twin packs in the shed. I have about 18 now so I will probably wait till the normal Labor Day sale to stock up too much.
I smoke and grill with it. It's about all we can get consistently here. Costco get a pallet of the comp stuff but it sells out to fast. I also use 365 brand lump. For long smokes though it's KBB.
I've used king blue to smoke for well over a decade. If it was hurting me I'd probably feel the effects by now. I wouldn't worry about it. Everything will kill you these days! Make a big enough stink about it and kingsford will put "organic" on a bag and charge $25 for it because there's a market for it. King comp burns hotter and is used to grill hot with.
Not an issue as far as I know. I have used it for both.
The only difference that I'm aware, are the physical size. Have you seen the competition ingriedients? http://virtualweberbullet.com/compkingsford.html
Wow, guess I got my "butt smoked" with the hype. I was reading how borax is bad for you so I bought the "all natural" competition and I read the link you posted. They have borax too! Oh well..... I guess wherever I was reading about the borax press release used in manufacturing was overhyping the issue.
Also, in reading the test with the link you posted, it appears if you're smoking something that's going to take a while like Boston butt, it might be better to use the original blue since it burns longer.
I used the competition for some ribs a month ago. Made a snake 2 wide and 1 high. Burned almost completely out in 3 hours.
I've used several different brands. Sometimes you don't have a choice, but most of my experimenting was simply with different lump brands. Never had any issues worth mentioning with any of them. Some do vary in how long they burn, or how quickly they get burning. But overall, nothing major.
Charcoal users including myself appreciate the tip. Thanks! I need to stock up.
Every year around here and probably at all locations, Lowe's and Home Depot have their 50% discount on KBB during the week prior to the holiday. Memorial day, Independence day and Labor day that I know of.
Just a heads up. My local Lowes limits this to two per customer so you can get 2 of the two packs at sale price then after it goes back to regular price.
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After reading a few posts above about charcoal briquettes, lump charcoal, etc.....also some articles from around the web about smoking food causes cancer. Drinking this or that will hurt you, etc, etc, etc.....to infinity
Life causes death, your dying from the day your born- Might as well enjoy it. Smoke your food, cook how you want, Drink that beer/wine/whiskey/ and soda pop. Enjoy those cigs and cigars. Live life to its fullest, take risks! Quit believing everything you read on the internet. No on this forum is out to hurt anyone. Take advice.....
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