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ramsfan

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Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:53:09 PM »
Does anyone know which of these is better? Can anyone recommend one or the other or another lump charcoal that is even better than these two? ...and most importantly - why? Thanks.
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WhaleinaTeardrop

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 05:16:27 PM »
Stubbs all day for me; easy to light, good clean smoke, better flavor, slower burn so it lasts longer. 

I  bought the remainder of a pallet(20+bags) the last time it went in sale.

I could easily do a commercial for Stubbs. 

Joetee

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 05:28:54 PM »
I like stubbs. They are hotter and burn longer than Royal Oak.

But also, I think all briquettes are fine depending on what you are cooking and how long you want to cook, how hot, and how much you want to attend it like adding more. In other words, pick your Briquette's according to what you are cooking and how.
Some times a slow burning Briquette is better.
I hope this helps.

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Kneab

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 05:58:03 PM »
Stubb's. 👍
Less ash than RO and KBB, burns longer, tastes better.
Love Stubb's for snakes and for the wsm.

WhaleinaTeardrop

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 06:37:47 PM »
Just picked up a few bags at the 1-day sale:



In hindsight, probably should've gotten a few more.  Will check back tomorrow to see if my local Lowe's plays their usual game of having an unadvertised sale at a dollar more a bag than the 1-day national sale.

jcnaz

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 06:55:24 PM »
Stubb's is made from hardwood char and vegetable starch. It comes from the Duraflame company, who also makes Cowboy Lump. I think that they are starting to bag Cowboy Briquettes, that may (or may not) be the same as Stubb's.
Royal Oak is a family owned business that makes a variety of charcoal products.
 The RO Ridged Briquettes that are on sale at Lowe's this week are a standard briquette similar to Kingsford (KBB). They contain hardwood char and mineral additives like anthracite (coal), limestone, and borax.
Royal Oak Chef's Select is an excellent all hardwood briquette. It is hard to find, unless you have a Do it Best Hardware store near you.

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Darko

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 07:29:41 PM »
Right from Royal Oak. Their briquettes are made with ground Charcoal mixed with corn starch.


Charcoal Briquets:

Our USA produced briquets are made from ground charcoal mixed and bound with cornstarch, which is then formed into Ridge briquets. The result is a consistent size and shape with an even, predictable burning time.


 They do not have all the crap that Kingsford does.

Joetee

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 03:49:23 AM »
Here is a good comparison and good note considering stubbs.

http://m.thesweethome.com/reviews/best-charcoal-for-grilling/

Last Updated: May 5, 2016

We’ve seen some chatter on the Internet suggesting that Stubb's charcoal is being discontinued. As far as we can discern, that is not true. However, a representative from the manufacturer, Cowboy Charcoal, told us that the company may “possibly start marketing it [Stubb's] as Cowboy Brand Natural Briquets for next season, but the product would remain the same.” We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. For the moment, however, Stubb's 100% All-Natural Bar-B-Q Charcoal Briquets are still being made and remain our runner-up pick. Your best chance to find them is at Lowe's Home Improvement, some Walmart locations, and some True Value Hardware stores.


Stubb’s 100% All-Natural Bar-B-Q Charcoal Briquets burned hotter and produced less ash than any other charcoal we tested. These briquets burned at over 900°F for the full 70 minutes they lasted—a longer burn time than we got from Kingsford Original Charcoal






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« Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 04:05:32 AM by Joetee »

WNC

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 05:45:26 AM »
Love those graphs, thanks!
I picked up some of both, I love Stubbs! It's my favorite, but at four bucks a bag it's hard to pass up the deal on the RO. I tried a bag before I bought the ten I did, and it lit up much cleaner than thought it would.
Then the next day Stubbs goes on sale, so grabbed some of that too. I'll use the Stubbs for snakes and smoking, and leave the RO for hot grilling


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nitis

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 05:56:37 AM »
That RO is tough to pass on for quick small cooks burgers chicken etc


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go_home_red

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 10:20:28 AM »
I'll use the Stubbs for snakes and smoking, and leave the RO for hot grilling


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This. It's tough to beat Stubbs when you want a clean burning, predictable, easy-to-arrange charcoal snake/fuse. The RO ridges make it a pain to arrange in a snake, and it doesn't seem to burn as clean. But RO is great for grilling. Menards should the the RO on sale next weekend...just waiting for their ad to come out.

Vwbuggin64

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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 11:01:27 AM »
Stubbs all the way. No question.


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Re: Royal Oak vs. Stubbs?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 04:43:23 PM »
I have had good success with both....I used to be Stubbs only, but after Lowes and WalMart ran out of stock all winter long, I noticed that RO sells at Lowes for a much better price per lb than Stubbs. .... I have since switched to RO, and will stay that way unless Stubbs goes on sale..... Frankly, each works great for all types of cooks.  But, RO has been a real surprise.....  Never knew their briquettes were so good....at the current sale price of $4 for 15.4 lbs, that is a steal.
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