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Which charcoal brand do you use?

Bobby Strange

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I have recently bought a Nomad grill/smoker and I typically play around with pellet grills and now I’m slowly getting into the charcoal game…just wondering what everyone’s favorite charcoal brand is…I’d like to experiment a little.
 

forktender

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Royal oak for both lump and briquettes, or whatever is on sale.
 

Colin1230

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Kingsford Blue Bag here. Used to buy it cheap but no sales lately. Burns very consistent. Kingsford Pro is good also just burns a little hotter. I definitely want to try some Royal Oak.
 

TomCrump

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I stock up on Kingsford Blue Bag when it's on sale, generally around holidays.

I've experimented with other brands, but found Kingsford to be more consistent with heat output and burn times.
 

HalfSmoked

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Me I'm a cheapie I use Walmart Expert Grill and have never had a problem with. Cost $6 for a 16lb bag.
Some think its made by Royal Oak because it has the same style ridges in it.

Warren
 

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MJB05615

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I agree with Warren, been using the Wal Mart Expert Grill Briquettes and Lump. I've been told several times it is made by RO. Either way can't beat the price, and it's almost always in stock.
 

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Royal Oak briqs, which are near flawless stamps, or one of their "seconds" store brands (Embers, Expert Grill, Safeway, and Winco. I'm sure there are others, but I don't know them). The seconds burn exactly like the good stamps but are a little misshapen or cracked.

When I want lump, I use Royal Oak or Lazzari. B&B is great but too pricy for my preference.

Kingsford anything will never heat my grill or smoker again.
 

HalfSmoked

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MJB05615 Thanks for the like I appreciated it.

Seconds works for I mean even ask my second wife, :emoji_wink: :emoji_laughing: (40 years now)

Warren
 

MJB05615

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MJB05615 Thanks for the like I appreciated it.

Seconds works for I mean even ask my second wife, :emoji_wink: :emoji_laughing: (40 years now)

Warren
Thank you for the like as well Warren. Seconds also works for me, although I'm still on my First Wife, 36 years. But food wise I'm very partial to having seconds at most meals, lol.
 

gmc2003

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Basically what's every available in todays world or what on sale.

Chris
 

xbubblehead

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Plain old Kingsford Original, burns predictably and is cheap in the dual 20 lb bag packaging from Sam's Club. I've tried other brands over the years but keep coming back to Kingsford.
 

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