Last 4 bags of RO

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by richoso1, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gloria was at Wal Mart and called to ask me if I needed charcoal. I said yes and what do they have? She said they have some RO made in the USA for $6.30 for a 10 lb. bag. I asked her how much did they have, and she said 4 bags. So, That's what I ended up with, along with a small bag od Kingsford which she said was my backup (huh?). RO can be hard to find as some of you know. This was at the La habra store, don't know if it's available at any other location. Probably not the best price, but at least I've got some decent charcoal.
  2. harrylips

    harrylips Smoke Blower

    I think it is a great price fo RO lump. I got the same bag (USA, 8 of em) for 6.99 a each and I thought that was a steal. Lasted me about 6 months. I am on my last one.
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just ran this week. I hope I can find some this coming weekend.
  4. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    RO is also downsizing the size of it's bags. I finally got my hands on some, used the free ship to store option at Though I was getting four 20lb bags. Turns out I got 17.63 lb bags, think the 10lb will be going to 8.8 lb. They only stock the larger bag.

    Can't complain about the site, they gave me credit for one bag after I called looking for my lost lump [​IMG]. Said they forgot to change the weight on the site.

    Here's a link. They have store affiliates all over the country if your in a pinch for RO.
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My local Wal mart said they are only carrying the 10 lb. bags. Too bad, the 20 lb. made it a lot more practical. The new and improved?
  6. davidmcg

    davidmcg Meat Mopper

    Yup, Wal-Mart in the KC/Lawrence/Topeka area is changing over the the smaller bags now. They tell me it will be nationwide by Easter.
  7. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Have you noticed that no where on the RO bag does it state that it is hardwood lump, just all natural. I am being to wonder how to take that of late with the amount of bark i have been finding in them of late. It doesnt look like hardwood bark either. The quality has declined over the last six months.
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for warning.My local restraunt depot has at least 20 pallets of the 20 pound bags at 8.99 bag.I will get a dozen bags this weekend.
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Grab all you can.
  10. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are the briquetts, as opposed to lump.Lump tends to flare up some when lid is opened, and has the appearance of burned wood.Lump will burn hotter-but yes that is royal oak.I use lump for shorter smokes and combo of both for longer.
  11. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks like CharCoal will have as many brands and flavors as cigarettes these days which sucks!
    my slogan has become, PAY MORE AND GET LESS!

  12. acarbone624

    acarbone624 Fire Starter

    My local Walmart Supercenter has 2 full pallets of Royal Oak...not to mention 2 or 3 truckloads of Kingsford on the shelves. I'm gonna stock up soon!
  13. dbarnett66

    dbarnett66 Smoke Blower

    I was hoarding the Royal Oak until I saw that dang near every Walmart in my area has two pallets or more. According to oone of the employees, it can and will be reordered until they are told to stop.
  14. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Those are the brickets, not lump, that stuff is more like Kingsford, which will produce more ash than lump.

    I picked up 6 bags of RO yesterday at wally world for $6.37 each, what makes me mad is the same bags of RO on the same pallet were going for $5.19 just a month or so ago. I know it was the same pallet because it had the same graffiti all over it. [​IMG] I have about 15 bags stock piled in my garage, so hopefully I can find a sale between now and when I run out.
  15. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Solar! Where ya been snp guy? [​IMG]

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