Anyone use this?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by c farmer, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. c farmer

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

    I love it. Works great low n slow and hot n fast.
     
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    NO ! And NO :biggrin:
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not me, I got about 20 bags of KBB! Not against trying others send me some I'll let you know what I think!
     
  4. c farmer

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

    I bet not Stan. Lol
     
  5. c farmer

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

    You have a Trader Joes?
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How much ash do you get with them? Not that there's one near me.
     
  7. c farmer

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

    I get less ash than kbb
     
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sweet! I'm planning on trying Stubbs and Royal oak sometime but have been satisfied with KBB.
     
  9. c farmer

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

    To be honest, I don't like stubbs
     
  10. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    i use this , its easier to light , and a lot less mess

     
  11. c farmer

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

    How much flavor does that give you?
     
  12. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    you would be simply amazed at how much flavor I can get outa one of these suckers !!!!
     
  13. How well does the temp hold at any given degree with LP
     
  14. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    on a winter day I can hold 225 all day long , on the low setting

      in summer it tends to creep up . then I just turn it off for a few minutes then back to low

    I have a AA battery for ignition , so its not a problem . just touch a button to light
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
  15. c farmer

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

    Last winter useing this charcoal, -10 windy n snowing. 13 hours in my mini. Solid temps.

    I never owned a gas smoker. Never seen one that caught my eye.

    Glad you like it. Dont matter what we use as long as we make great food.
     
  16. trader joes usually sells great products. 

    what most people don't realize is that they are basically buying other companies' products and branding them with their own name.  You can try searching "who make trader joes briquettes" and a few theories come up.  The companies and trader joes are usually tight lipped.

    -Brian
     
  17. c farmer

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

    That might be. I don't care who makes it, I like it
     
  18. some how part of my post was deleted.

    where I was going with that postis that trader joes has a habit of dropping their products and they won't tell you how/where to find it if or when it happens.

    You are right.  it's a pretty good briquette.  I use it in my mini smokey joe for things like lamb chops.

    enjoy...

    Brian
     
  19. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I love the stuff! If I remember correctly is Rancher brand repackaged by TJ.
    What's not to like? Low ash, long burn, good heat, no weird flavors. I used to swear by Stubbs but it's a bit more expensive and it's kinda hit and miss as to finding it locally.
    There are 3 Trader Joe's within 10 miles of me, 2 of which sell cheap but good beer and wine, so it's an easy choice. That reminds me, I'd better stock up. The stores around here stop selling charcoal after Summer.
     
  20. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the heads up!
     

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