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CharliefromLI

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Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« on: May 17, 2017, 05:18:43 AM »
I was Lowe's last week to grab some stubbs at full price since I ran out before my usual stock up sale for Memorial Day . I saw they had Royal Oak briq's by front door. My Lowe's never carried it before so that was my first red flag.

I'd been meaning to try RO briqs so I grabbed a bag of RO and Bag of stubbs and mixed in smoker. To try out.

Well now I have my confirmation. The Lowe's MDW sale is on and there is no stubbs on sale, but RO is $4/bag.

I even reached out to Lowe's directly and this was the response:


So for those who have significant experience with both RO briqs and Stubbs briqs, are they comparable? Is embers and RO briqs the same? HD carries embers is it the same quality rebadged or Lower quality product?

Stubbs is my go to especially for my WSM so the no sale is a bummer for me.


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WhaleinaTeardrop

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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 05:25:22 AM »
Never tried RO-branded briqs, but was under the impression that they made Embers.  Embers is great for the price,  but the briqs are small in comparison to Stubbs and tiny in comparison to Weber.

If I was short on fuel and had to choose Embers vs KBB, I'd choose Embers, with Stubbs as my preferred brand.  Also as others have said, LOVE everything about Weber but the price.

AZ Monsoon

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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 06:03:08 AM »
I've wanted to try the RO briqs for a while. Think I'll stop by and pick up a few bags. Thanks

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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 06:14:21 AM »

I can't be the only one who thought of this ?? .





Back to the subject I prefer Stubb's over RO briqs.  In fact, I prefer KBB over RO briqs, but that's JMO.
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CharliefromLI

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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:28:04 AM »


I can't be the only one who thought of this ?? .





Back to the subject I prefer Stubb's over RO briqs.  In fact, I prefer KBB over RO briqs, but that's JMO.

Based on price or solely on performance? I feel like KBB leaves a ton of ash and the nasty start up smoke from additives are major drawbacks for me.


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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 07:02:45 AM »
I'm curious about this too, Stubbs is my usual brand, but I'll buy up a lot of this if you guys say it's good


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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 10:01:56 AM »
Stubbs is at a good price at walmart...ha e u checked them out...i think its 6.99 for the same bag that lowes charges 9.99
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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 10:03:03 AM »
If you have costco membership try kcomp when its on sale..i orefer kcomp as top choice fuel these days
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Kneab

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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 10:13:30 AM »
I haven't seen it at Walmart since the fall. has anyone else seen any at Walmart  recently ?

CharliefromLI

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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 10:14:19 AM »

I haven't seen it at Walmart since the fall. has anyone else seen any at Walmart  recently ?

Not by me and not on their website.


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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 10:17:45 AM »
If you have costco membership try kcomp when its on sale..i orefer kcomp as top choice fuel these days
I like the K Comp so far for regular grilling, but I have not used it slow and low in the wsm or in a snake yet.

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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 05:54:44 PM »


I can't be the only one who thought of this ?? .





Back to the subject I prefer Stubb's over RO briqs.  In fact, I prefer KBB over RO briqs, but that's JMO.


First thing that came to mind for me....




As for Stubbs not being on sale, that sucks. I stopped at Lowes today to grab something and noticed the RO briquettes stacked out on their main aisle next to some $99 OTS/OK kettles on display. I may have to try these. I've only used the RO hardwood so far. Ace here in town quit carrying  Stubbs and that bummed me out.
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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 08:28:46 PM »
Yeah.....I tried RO Briquettes a couple times. Was not impressed. MacEggs is correct....KBB is better. Suck it up and pay the price for Stubbs if it that important.
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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 09:08:51 PM »
Sorry guys, but the RO is a PRE Memorial Day sale Only good until the 24th or While Supplies Last.
My guess is they will have regular K sale priced and competing with Home Depot..
Get it while you can! I've never seen Stubbs on sale over Memorial Day Weekend?
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Re: Bad news: no stubbs sale at Lowe's this MDW
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 09:54:26 PM »




...So for those who have significant experience with both RO briqs and Stubbs briqs, are they comparable? Is embers and RO briqs the same? HD carries embers is it the same quality rebadged or Lower quality product? ...



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Stubb's and RO are an apples and oranges comparison.
 Stubb's is an all  hardwood charcoal briquette, held together with a corn starch binder..
Royal Oak Ridged Briquettes contain hardwood char and mineral additives (anthracite coal, limestone, borax) similar to Kingsford Blue Bag.
Embers Briquettes are RO Briquettes packaged exclusively for Home Depot.
Royal Oak makes an excellent all hardwood briquette called Chef's Select, but it is usually sold through commercial restaurant supply companies. If you have access to a Do it Best Hardware store they can order it for pickup.

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