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Hardwood Lump Charcaol - Detroit

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bigcab Jul 31, 2007 12:07 PM

Looking for 100% hardwood lump charcoal (NOT the COWBOY Brand sold at Lowes) in the Detroit area. I've got a new smoker and have been reading various BBQ blogs stating that the brand I have been using (COWBOY) is junk. Anybody in the know ?? Thank You in Advance.

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    xman887 RE: bigcab Jul 31, 2007 06:59 PM

    i usually buy royal oak brand. just picked up two bags at nino salvaggio for $6.99 each.

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      bigcab RE: xman887 Jul 31, 2007 07:07 PM

      Thanks..I didnt think of Nino's

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      MSP Flyer RE: bigcab Aug 1, 2007 12:20 PM

      Not sure what brand - but I know (in MSP) Trader Joe's sells a 100% hardwood lump - at a very reasonable price. Usually stacked along the wall by the doors/checkouts. I know there are TJs in the Farmington Hills area.

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        chrisinroch RE: bigcab Aug 6, 2007 03:08 PM

        I use the cowboy brand and the royal oak brand. near as I can tell, they are identical. Maybe I get more heat with royal oak on steaks, but that might just be a quantity thing last time I did steaks

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