San Diego is having perfect grilling weather. But, my usual supply store, Albertson's on Washington St., has broken my heart (alas, only mesquite). Where might a faithful 'hound find hardwood chunk charcoal?
I prefer the hardwood charcoal from Whole Foods. Also, you can buy it through Kamado, which is located somewhere in the county. Info at http://kamado.com
I saw some in front of Henry's Encinitas location.
All lump is not alike. Or, not all lump is alike. I can never get it right. But you can look at this cool database, there are significant differences:
Holy carbonized tree, Batman. Who knew there was such a site?!
I've seen lump/chunk charcoal in most of the Mexican markets, although I've never bought any. I'll bet it's cheaper than TJ's or BBQ Galore.
While I was walking out of Valley Farms Market in Spring Valley today, I saw these stacks of bags of "Sonora Charcoal" outside the front door. Has anyone ever tried that style?
Just saw a big pallet of bags of hardwood charcoal outside Trader Joes in La Mesa - they probably have it at their other stores too!
Yup, that's where we always get ours. Trader Joes
I am sure there are better choices somewhere, but I do know that BBQs Galore used to carry a fairly good variety.
Great idea (and a "duh" moment for me)! I called BBQs Galore in Kearny Mesa and they had a fresh supply in yesterday. Thanks again!
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