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Kamado Fuel Question

Discussion in 'Kamado Cookers' started by Jake Harris, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Curious what charcoal brand some of you use in your kamado? Unfortunately, the best I can do around here without a long drive or ordering online is Cowboy lump. It seems to do pretty good but has lots of small pieces and the occasional rock. Any recommendations on where to order would be appreciated.
     
  2. I have been using the Kamado Joe lump charcoal. I get mine delivered from Amazon. I haven't yet tried any other, so I can't help on that end, but I find the KJ works well for me and not a lot of distorted flavoring that I hear others experience from some brands
     
  3. Thanks. Wood Chunk Chick. Looks like it's $24.99 plus free shipping with Amazon Prime. Not too bad. I'll give it a shot.
     
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  4. If you have a Costco membership, and they are doing a roadshow locally, you can get bags discounted as well
     
  5. smokininidaho

    smokininidaho Meat Mopper

    Shop around especially this time of year and you will find some great bargains, was never a fan of the Cowboy lump.
     
  6. Keezy

    Keezy Newbie

    Royal Oak lump is a good option, they may sell it in your Home Depot
     
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  7. retfr8flyr

    retfr8flyr Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I like the KJ Big Block, which you can get through Lowes as well as Amazon but my favorite is Fogo. I get the Fogo direct from them with free shipping. It's not the cheapest but it is the best I have found. I use it for long low and slow cooks and just use Royal Oak for the high heat cooks.
     
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  8. pugsbrew

    pugsbrew Meat Mopper

    Walmart sales this brand. I use it all the time, no problems. It seems to last just as long as the, more expensive, BGE lump.
     
  9. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use KJ Big Block in my Joe Jr since I get it for free! My SIL works at a distribution warehouse that ships Kamado Joe's to the Western U.S. They often get torn bags of KJ Lump that are torn when they come off the truck or get returned from the outlets. The K J Company tells them to just toss it because it's not worth the shipping to send it back to HQ.