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Kingsford 30520 Competition Briquets, 11.1-Pound Bag Reviews

SenseiRogue

Great Price if you catch it on sale

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Pros: Top quality, great price

Cons: Expensive when not on sale.

I bought a couple of bags, on sale, for about $3.99 a bag, for use on the 4th of July.  Unfortunately, as I bought it to take over to my brother's house, as part of my contribution to the effort, it didn't get used, so I don't know how this stuff cooks.  My brother, unexpectedly, had other plans, and got up early to get the barbecue done before I even got over there.  However, since I know it's a good product, and Labor Day is only a few weeks off, I know it will keep in the trunk of my car until we do use it.  I had some regular Kingsford charcoal in my trunk for about a year before we got around to using it, on Memorial Day, and the barbecue was awesome as usual, so...
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daRicksta

I Buy These In The Two-Pack At Costco

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Pros: Burns Hot

Cons: Expensive, Coals Start "Shrinking" Before I Dump Them Out Of Chimney

Kingsford's changed the name of this from Competition to Professional. These have been my go-to charcoal briquettes for a few years since, as the title states, Costco sells this in a 2-pack. If you wait for the sale, you're now buying outstanding charcoal at a great price. They burn really hot, but I notices that the briquettes are noticeably smaller if I wait a bit too long before dumping them out of the chimney starter. They also don't stay hot enough long enough to get very far when cooking low and slow. But recently I cooked steaks a couple of nights in a row. After I pulled the steaks there was plenty of heat left to cook asparagus spears for one dinner and then corn on the cob on...
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rkonrad45

Excellent, Consistent Product!

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Pros: Excellent, consistent, totally usuable contents. No strange odors, quick lighting

Cons: none

I had been using lump charcoal, but I got tired of the small broken unusable pieces in every bag. Not to even mention the occasional rock that I PAID for in the weight of the bag!!!   These competition briquettes give me a very hot, consistent burn with ash amounts very similar to Royal Oak lump. No wasted small particles in the bag. EVERYTHING I paid for can be used in my grill!
cliffcarter

Pretty good charcoal

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Pros: Burns very hot, very low ash for a briquette

Cons: Expensive, not a good value, other charcoals are comparable in performance and better in price.

I liked the heat and the clean burn, but the price is a deal breaker for me at $10 for an 11 pound bag at most venues.
AaronD2013

Love this stuff!

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Pros: Burns Hot, Low Ash, Great Flavor

I started using this stuff 2 years ago.  I won't use anything else now! It makes everything taste better, grilled or smoked!
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