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Old 05-20-2016, 05:20 AM
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Default Royal Oak All Natural Hardwood Lump Charcoal

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Awesome.. thanks for sharing
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Thanks for sharing. I usually by the 8.8 lb bags at Wally World for around $6.88 each.
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I just came across this website, looks like tons of information....

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm
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Not a huge Royal Oak fan. Just not a very "dense" charcoal and I typically do long cooks. Plus, usually very small pieces.

If you can find it, about the best lump I've used is Kamado Joe's. Best of the West makes a great oak lump, too.

Royal Oak is okay for a quick burn, like burgers or a steak. But if I'm doing ribs, a butt, or pork shoulder for pulled pork, I go with a heavier, dense charcoal.

Obviously, just one kamado cooker's opinion.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Not a huge Royal Oak fan. Just not a very "dense" charcoal and I typically do long cooks. Plus, usually very small pieces.

If you can find it, about the best lump I've used is Kamado Joe's. Best of the West makes a great oak lump, too.

Royal Oak is okay for a quick burn, like burgers or a steak. But if I'm doing ribs, a butt, or pork shoulder for pulled pork, I go with a heavier, dense charcoal.

Obviously, just one kamado cooker's opinion.
I've used Royal Oak for many years in my BGE for low/long or hot/short cooks. Granted, the pieces are not as large as what you get in the bags of Green Egg lump, but you pay a fraction of the cost. In Florida we do not have as many choices as some of you do and I'd choose Royal Oak any day over Cowboy brand.
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Guess I'm off to home depot.
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Originally Posted by Tarpon65 View Post
I've used Royal Oak for many years in my BGE for low/long or hot/short cooks. Granted, the pieces are not as large as what you get in the bags of Green Egg lump, but you pay a fraction of the cost. In Florida we do not have as many choices as some of you do and I'd choose Royal Oak any day over Cowboy brand.

True. Cowboy sucks. I have found large rocks, pieces of hardwood flooring, wire and nails. It also leaves a nasty chemical taste on food. The BGE brand is the best I've found but pricey. I will also use the publix greenwise in an emergency.
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Amazon used to carry Hasty Bake (or had vendors that did) and it was pretty cheap for what it was...that was my go to. They no longer have it (or, when they do, it is outrageously expensive when I've looked).
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Thanks I'm getting 4 of those bad boys!
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That is a good price.....My COST on that is $10.77
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Originally Posted by Tarpon65 View Post
I've used Royal Oak for many years in my BGE for low/long or hot/short cooks. Granted, the pieces are not as large as what you get in the bags of Green Egg lump, but you pay a fraction of the cost. In Florida we do not have as many choices as some of you do and I'd choose Royal Oak any day over Cowboy brand.
Yeah, I get the "choices" thing for sure. Never seen Cowboy out here, but we have a Mexican brand called "El Diablo." Like $12.88 for a 50 lb. bag. Nice big pieces, but it's mesquite, not oak, and is great for short cooks, but too sharp for long cooks. Tends to blacken the meat as well.

All relative to where you are.
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Jack Daniels use to sell charcoal some years back. It was good charcoal for long cooks.

Can't find it any more.
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Have tried Royal Oak and it looked like the 4th of July in the backyard the way the stuff popped and smoked. (Wear safety glasses while handling) Wicked Good is my favorite with Kamado Joe right there with it. Ozark is another awesome brand of lump.
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This is dead on royal oak burns way too fast for me, Kamado Joe is the one of the best and I can get many burns out of it.


Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Not a huge Royal Oak fan. Just not a very "dense" charcoal and I typically do long cooks. Plus, usually very small pieces.

If you can find it, about the best lump I've used is Kamado Joe's. Best of the West makes a great oak lump, too.

Royal Oak is okay for a quick burn, like burgers or a steak. But if I'm doing ribs, a butt, or pork shoulder for pulled pork, I go with a heavier, dense charcoal.

Obviously, just one kamado cooker's opinion.
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I've been using royal for over a year now in my BGE. BGE lump charcoal is a lot more $ and harder to find. For ease of use and $ royal oak gets the job done. I've done brisket with Royal and no issues. I'm no cooking expert but works for me! 16 hrs.
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Just picked up 3 bags...should have bought a few more as I go through them fairly fast, it seems.
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Just picked up 3 bags...should have bought a few more as I go through them fairly fast, it seems.
Exactly, that's what I mentioned about it not being dense (heavy) enough. It burns very quickly because it's so light. As mentioned above by Bellis, you can get multiple burns out of a heavier charcoal. I often do, too. Just add a little fresh to top off and fire it up. Never get that with Royal Oak, it's ash in one cook.

I'm not banging Royal Oak, I have a bag in the garage (along with 2 Kamado Joe's and a Best of the West). If y'all are happy with it and you can snag it on sale, go for it. But I've personally noticed I go through a bag of Royal Oak a heck of a lot faster than the other lumps I've mentioned.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Exactly, that's what I mentioned about it not being dense (heavy) enough. It burns very quickly because it's so light. As mentioned above by Bellis, you can get multiple burns out of a heavier charcoal. I often do, too. Just add a little fresh to top off and fire it up. Never get that with Royal Oak, it's ash in one cook.

I'm not banging Royal Oak, I have a bag in the garage (along with 2 Kamado Joe's and a Best of the West). If y'all are happy with it and you can snag it on sale, go for it. But I've personally noticed I go through a bag of Royal Oak a heck of a lot faster than the other lumps I've mentioned.
I just meant that I use the BGE fairly often

Haven't tried the Royal Oak yet, though, but bag I'm working on is Cowboy and it seems to be OK and lasts, but still not quite like the Hasty Bake I used to use.
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