Welcome, Guest

Shop Amazon.com and support the WKC | WKC T-Shirts

Author Topic: Favorite charcoal?  (Read 5067 times)

mojo2454

  • WKC Brave
  • Posts: 108
Favorite charcoal?
« on: February 21, 2019, 02:37:19 PM »
I basically grew up on Kingsford and that's what I've been using and sometimes royal oak, and ideas to enhance the taste of my food? For $12 for two 18 lb bags for Kingsford I feel like I can't go wrong.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Weber Kettle Club mobile app


jimz

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 97
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 03:33:03 PM »
You canít go wrong!


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club

HoosierKettle

  • WKC Ambassador
  • Posts: 5839
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 04:18:05 PM »
I like kingsford. I also like royal oak lump. Those two are about all I use except kingsford pro in the summer. Costco always has two packs at a good price during summer months.

Small amounts of choice smoke wood here and there is what really affects flavor.


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

HoosierKettle

  • WKC Ambassador
  • Posts: 5839
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 04:20:13 PM »
And I canít stress small amounts enough.


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

SMOKE FREAK

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 741
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 05:23:58 PM »
I love Kingsford for hot cooks but for low and slow I choose Royal Oak Natural...Kingsford can sometimes put off a strange flavor when lighting in a minion situation...Also love to use various lump for indirect cooks...But RO lump is off the list because of too much foreign material in the bag...

LiquidOcelot

  • WKC Performer
  • Posts: 2610
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 09:59:47 PM »
Call me crazy but walmarts brand charcoal has been my go to laitly cuz its cheap and works good. My fave fave is coshell. R.I.P. [emoji111]

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G928A using Weber Kettle Club mobile app


jimz

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 97
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 01:06:33 AM »
And I canít stress small amounts enough.


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

Just curious what do you like about the kingsford pro vs the regular stuff? My costco seems to have the stuff year around but at 10 bucks per bag in 2 packs.

hawgheaven

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1913
    • Hawg Heaven Smokin' BBQ
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019, 04:15:19 AM »
I don't like Kingsford. I use RO lump and briquets exclusively. Never had any issues with RO...
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

Davescprktl

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1997
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2019, 06:15:45 AM »
I'm with hawgheaven.  I use RO Lump for most of my cooking even for long cooks.  Way less ash.
OKP Copper, OKP Crimson, 22" H Code Brownie, SJS Lime, 22" CB Stacker, Red Q2200

"If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?"  H. Simpson

HoosierKettle

  • WKC Ambassador
  • Posts: 5839
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2019, 08:21:01 AM »

And I canít stress small amounts enough.


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

Just curious what do you like about the kingsford pro vs the regular stuff? My costco seems to have the stuff year around but at 10 bucks per bag in 2 packs.

Imo, it lights faster and burns hotter. This is at the expense of slightly shorter burn times. I fire up the grill when I get home from work frequently and I like a fast lighting coal.


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

hawgheaven

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1913
    • Hawg Heaven Smokin' BBQ
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 09:02:41 AM »
I'm with hawgheaven.  I use RO Lump for most of my cooking even for long cooks.  Way less ash.

Yup. The ash level is wonderfully low with RO. And not to mention, the smoke flavor is spot on...yum. Beats hell outta Kingsford IMHO.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 09:09:50 AM by hawgheaven »
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

ste6168

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 86
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 01:02:19 PM »
Both Royal Oak lump and briquettes for me.  Mostly use the lump in my Kamado Joe (I know, sorry!).


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club

hawgheaven

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1913
    • Hawg Heaven Smokin' BBQ
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2019, 05:30:37 AM »
Both Royal Oak lump and briquettes for me.  Mostly use the lump in my Kamado Joe (I know, sorry!).

Nuthin' 2bee sorry about. If it works for ya', then use it!  :)
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

Foster Dahlet

  • WKC Ranger
  • Posts: 1027
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2019, 06:02:24 AM »
I prmarily use Royal Oak briquettes.  Lowe's sells it for about 5 bucks a bag...   Then there is Embers charcoal at home depot, which is made by Royal Oak.  Both work for me.

Sent from my LG-TP260 using Weber Kettle Club mobile app

I like my Kettles like my coffee....strong and black.

2015 Black 22.5" OKP; 2000 Black GGA; 2017 Black CGA; 2004 Black SJP

jimz

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 97
Re: Favorite charcoal?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2019, 06:16:02 AM »
Just left Home Depot. Embers bags for 1.90 each. I grabbed 10 I couldnít resist. Never used it but hey for that price why not?


Sent from my iPhone using Weber Kettle Club