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Old 05-08-2020, 01:25 PM
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If you’ve been using Royal Oak Lump Charcoal and thinking it’s good or adequate, all I can say is give Fogo Lump a try. Today I cooked some pork loin over Fogo in a ceramic egg and all I can say is WOW. Flavor is incredible, Fogo lights off fast on an electric starter and man does it burn HOT. Temperature was easily controllable with vent setting but it definitely requires much more conservative vent settings then with Royal Oak.

I don’t have any affiliation of any sort with Fogo Charcoal, just passing on an extremely favorable experience, to say I was satisfied with the performance of Fogo, would be a gross understatement........
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New to kamado. Did a couple of cooks with some Royal Oak lump that I already had while waiting for my FOGO to come in. Much better flavor with the FOGO, nice big chunks of charcoal too.
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what yah have to give for it. Always wanted to try it. Always seemed pretty pricey
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$19.95/17.6 lb bag of premium

$49.95/35 lb bag of super premium

Free shipping over $35.

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I’ve been buying Fogo for a few years. I really liked their one imported from Cuba but haven’t seen them offer itin a whike.

Royal Oak is complete crap. I’ve found chunks of bricks and concrete in the bags. Fogo most times you can use a decent amount of the charcoal second time. It’s much denser which makes it harder to light but also last longer. Perfect for a slow cook.

17lb of Royal Oak about $10-12

35lb of Fogo Super premium $50 free shipping no sales tax. Twice as expensive but it last more than double royal oak. I opened a bag of super premium March 15th. Just opened another bag last weekend. Grilling 6 nights a week on my BGE Mini max with a handful of nights using the Large BGE.
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Is there a noticeable difference between the super premium and premium to justify the extra cost? I havenít been all that impressed with Royal Oak. Before I give it a try, was just curious about the difference
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Pretty good stuff. Hot AF for searing.
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Royal oak is fair at best. Fogo is pretty good for low and slow. Hasty Bake is the best I've tried..... burns 200 degrees hotter than your Fogo

Review of Hasty Bake Lump Charcoal -- Naked Whiz Ceramic Charcoal Cooking

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FOGO is expensive in my area. Iím a Rockwood guy with the occasional Humphreyís if it goes on sale
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Here's some IN DEPTH scientific reviews of just about every lump charcoal out there. It's actually quite amazing how much effort these guys put into it.

The Lump Charcoal Database Reviews -- Naked Whiz Charcoal Ceramic Cooking
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I use either Blues Hog, BGE or Humphreys.
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Always see the hype for Fogo in the BGE groups. How does it compare to the BGE lump. I use BGE brand exclusively, my Ace down the road has it, they also have fogo and fogo super premium but never paid attention to the price difference - never had a problem with BGE but maybe I donít know what Iím missing.
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Must be nice...I'm looking at two to four inches of snow this weekend.

I'll check it out in August.
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
Must be nice...I'm looking at two to four inches of snow this weekend.

I'll check it out in August.

Iím in CT grill all year round.....
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Originally Posted by Mpellet View Post
Iím in CT grill all year round.....
You're a better man than I.

I'll do some burgers and dogs on the gas grill but that's about it when it's cold.
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
You're a better man than I.

I'll do some burgers and dogs on the gas grill but that's about it when it's cold.
I have never associated grilling practices with character but Iíll take it.............
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Get some binchotan if you want the Cadillac.
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What makes one charcoal better than the next? The wood they use? Or the process?
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Originally Posted by novabasstoon View Post
Get some binchotan if you want the Cadillac.

Cadillac, $19 a pound for charcoal, Iíd call that Rolls-Royce!
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