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Briquettes: RO over K ?

 
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pjm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29 09 9:50 pm    Post subject: Briquettes: RO over K ? Reply with quote

I've been using K and have been doing some research online to see what other options are. Unfortunately, it seems like RO briquettes are my only other choice. Is this stuff any better than K ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30 09 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Royal oak is by far better. Less ash, burns nice, and imparts a better flavor on the meat when using in a minion method type burn. It does not have near the nasty chemical smell you get with K.

A step below the RO are the sams choice briquettes.

I reccomend K as a last resort.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01 09 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure where you're at or what you're willing to pay but if you have a lowes near by they should have the Stubbs bricks. You're not going to get 100# for $20. I believe its still $8.50 for a 15# bag. And then there's k-comp bricks. Home Depot has them. They're $9.00 for 12#. If you have a trader joe's near by you can either find rancher or the tj's brand which is just rancher in their bag. It's $6-7 for a 18# bag. I have been using this and the Stubbs for a while. They're all pretty good and they're all 100% natural. Like I said, it depends on what you're willing to pay.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01 09 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using OCC Rancher for about a dozen bags now and I really like the way it tastes and performs. It's available at most Trader Joe's stores for $6.99 a bag.

My next choice for locally available briquettes is Kingsford Competition. It's way better than the original Kingsford. In addition to Home Depot, I'm also seeing it at some grocery stores now.

I haven't tried Royal Oak in years but that would probably be my next choice after K-comp. I remember it being much better than Kingsford back when those were my only two choices.

I dislike Sam's Choice, but I'd take it over the original blue-bag Kingsford if those were my only remaining choices.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01 09 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks a lot for the info. i'm in the northeast. i have home depot, lowe's and trader joe's near me. i'll scope 'em out and see what they have.
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