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Royal Oak Star Grill

gros cochon

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Hi Guys,

I received my 18.5 WSM yesterday & planning a smoke next weekend. I decided I'm gonna use lump charcoal for fuel & read good things about RO. The only Ro lump I've found in Montreal is the blue bag marked Star Grill. I can't find any info on this. Does anybody know if it's similar to the red bags in the states? Or do you think I should just use Maple Leaf lump. The're both readily available where I live, but the RO is dirt cheap (8$ for 20 pounds). Maple Leaf is 15$.

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All I can say is RO lump is good. Maybe the bag turns blue when it crosses the border.  
 

gros cochon

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I haven't checked where it's made. I guess if it's USA or Canada, it should be the good stuff, right?
 

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Thank you for link, very informative. Turns out the RO was on sale and is now 15$, So I bought a few bags of Maple Leaf. According to the link it's very good also, so I'll try that. Pulled pork, chicken & ribs on the menu this long weekend. Thanks again.
 

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Unless I'm mistaken, the blue bag in Canada is the same as the red bag is the U.S.A. It's all good my friend.
 
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gros cochon

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Unless I'm mistaken, the blue bag in Canada is the same as the red bag is the U.S.A. It's all good my friend.
Thanks for the reply. I'll see how the Maple Leaf lump turns out, and maybe I'll try the RO after. The're the same price. It appears a lot of folks here really like the Maple leaf also. I've never cooked with charcoal before, so this is all new to me. I guess i'll experiment a little.
 

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