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robs2

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Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:42:26 PM »
First time using these coals and man, am I disappointed. I canít seem to get these to half the temps I can get Weber briquettes. After 15 min in a chimney, can still put my hand right on top of the chimney and easily leave it there for 10 seconds.

Cooked with it the other night on a calm, 70-degree day, and with a slow-n-sear and vents wide open (even cocked the lid eventually), I couldnít get the grate temp over 375. Thatís fine for a slow cook...

Are these coals known to be cool-burning?  Could I have a bad bag? 


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« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 01:49:06 PM by robs2 »

Foster Dahlet

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 01:53:35 PM »
I have had great success with RO, indirect, direct, and low and slow.  I've not had problems getting high temps. 

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SMOKE FREAK

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 05:31:27 PM »
I use the RO all natural...No problems here...I will admit that in the Vortex that KBB will reach higher temps...

KettleMaster

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 01:33:02 PM »
I found no issues with those either...reliable and not pricey

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 02:00:19 PM »
I bought a bag of gfs charcoal that is ro ridge for grilling at work functions.

It completely sucks. Slow to start, not as hot, burned up quicker. Pretty much worthless.

Iíve had success with ro briqs in the past but Iíve had trouble with the last couple of bags.


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robs2

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Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 02:12:47 PM »
I bought a bag of gfs charcoal that is ro ridge for grilling at work functions.

It completely sucks. Slow to start, not as hot, burned up quicker. Pretty much worthless.

Iíve had success with ro briqs in the past but Iíve had trouble with the last couple of bags.


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Agree, Hoosier. Most definitely something wrong with the RO. I bought this bag last week at Loweís. Cooked with it 5 times since. A challenge each time.


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« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 03:02:52 PM by robs2 »

Jules V.

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Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 02:24:03 PM »
More pricey  at $9.50/ 20# but royal oak chef select are excellent.

Firemunkee

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 05:38:32 PM »
I bought a bag of gfs charcoal that is ro ridge for grilling at work functions.

It completely sucks. Slow to start, not as hot, burned up quicker. Pretty much worthless.

Iíve had success with ro briqs in the past but Iíve had trouble with the last couple of bags.


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This is my experience with every RO ridge bag I have (and I have a dozen when I got them for $2 a piece). Really disappointing

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 08:41:36 PM »

I bought a bag of gfs charcoal that is ro ridge for grilling at work functions.

It completely sucks. Slow to start, not as hot, burned up quicker. Pretty much worthless.

Iíve had success with ro briqs in the past but Iíve had trouble with the last couple of bags.


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This is my experience with every RO ridge bag I have (and I have a dozen when I got them for $2 a piece). Really disappointing

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Darn it. I bought a bag of ridge the other day to see if I had just got a bad batch before.  I might just return it to save the disappointment.

Last time I used it to feed the guys at work, it took two hours to cook some chicken legs and I had to reload. It was ridiculous and Iím still getting razzed about it. I was so pissed lol.


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pancho2017

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 02:50:49 AM »
I bought a "used a few times" MT and the dude gave me nearly a full bag of Royal Oak. I threw the RO away without ever trying it. I use KBB it's always worked great for me.


Firemunkee

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 04:11:06 AM »

I bought a bag of gfs charcoal that is ro ridge for grilling at work functions.

It completely sucks. Slow to start, not as hot, burned up quicker. Pretty much worthless.

Iíve had success with ro briqs in the past but Iíve had trouble with the last couple of bags.


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This is my experience with every RO ridge bag I have (and I have a dozen when I got them for $2 a piece). Really disappointing

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Darn it. I bought a bag of ridge the other day to see if I had just got a bad batch before.  I might just return it to save the disappointment.

Last time I used it to feed the guys at work, it took two hours to cook some chicken legs and I had to reload. It was ridiculous and Iím still getting razzed about it. I was so pissed lol.


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I started doing half KBB and half RO just to get through it. KBB goes in the chimney first since it has no issues lighting, then RO. That said I still would not buy regular RO briquettes again. I do want to try their chef's select since I hear nothing but great things about it.

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 04:57:54 AM »
Royal Oak Classic is ok. I've noticed it doesn't get very hot as well.

Head to Walmart and get a bag of Royal Oak "All Natural." It's apparently the same formula as Chef Select. It starts quick and burns hot. I have really been impressed with it.

Its under $8 a bag every day and if I see it drop to $4-5 a bag I'm buying it all.
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robs2

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 05:02:51 AM »
Glad to hear Iím not crazy. My ďgive it a tryĒ for RO classic ridged is one-and-done. Will try a couple of the others yíall have mentioned.

Unfortunately, I canít find Weber briquettes anywhere around me anymore.


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hawgheaven

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Re: Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 05:15:17 AM »
RO red bag. No problems here.
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HoosierKettle

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Royal Oak Classic briquettes
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 06:13:41 AM »
Glad to hear Iím not crazy. My ďgive it a tryĒ for RO classic ridged is one-and-done. Will try a couple of the others yíall have mentioned.

Unfortunately, I canít find Weber briquettes anywhere around me anymore.


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I donít find Weber or chef select in my area. I havenít looked very hard but I know itís not in the box stores I frequent.

Iím looking forward to Costco stocking back up their 2 packs of kingsford pro. It is some great stuff and priced well too. It gets freaking hot. Not as long burning as Weber but itís a easy fast lighting hot burning quality charcoal to use imo.

It could be ro is having some logistics issues in certain areas and the charcoal is delivered to the store damp. Iím not sure but it acts damp straight from the store shelf.

Or maybe itís the handling at the store. Not sure but I havenít had trouble with kingsford or ro lump straight from the store. Itís just the ridge.


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« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 06:31:39 AM by HoosierKettle »