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Mesquite Charcoal chunks

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PANGUS22 Apr 22, 2013 04:57 PM

Someone asked about this product. I found it at Mexi-Can Market (1232 College St) in Toronto. They told me there that it is also available at a couple of No Frills stores. $6.00 as I recall.

  1. Kagemusha Apr 23, 2013 06:11 AM

    Mesquite charcoal really isn't worth it. Mesquite wood chunks--not alot-- tossed onto regular charcoal works. What exactly are they selling???

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      PANGUS22 Apr 23, 2013 06:52 AM

      It's charcoal, doesn't cost any more than Royal Oak, but it's organic. The whole neighbourhood had a beautiful aroma when a neighbour used it. Don't remember a brand name, but trust me, it's worth it.. I think it's a 6lb bag for 6 bucks.

      1. re: PANGUS22
        Kagemusha Apr 23, 2013 09:06 AM

        Mesquite isn't cultivated, so the "organic" bit is a bit much. If you want the real deal mesquite smoke effect, get the wood chunks sometime.

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          PANGUS22 Apr 23, 2013 09:32 AM

          The wood chunks, like the chips, I find a little over-powering in flavouring the food. That's why Bar-B-Q on Roncesvalles won't use it.

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            Kagemusha Apr 23, 2013 11:36 AM

            It's to be used sparingly which places up here miss and then conclude it's unappetizing. I've tried several "mesquite" charcoals and wasn't impressed that there was a lot in them. Didn't smell--or taste--much like the stuff my family cooks with in AZ.

            1. re: PANGUS22
              grampart Apr 23, 2013 12:09 PM

              Overpowering indeed! If you had taken the steaks out of the fridge and placed them on the counter and then your house burned downed around them and you decided after the fire went out that the steaks looked cooked and you ate them then you would have a good idea what mesquite tastes like. ;-)

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                PANGUS22 Apr 23, 2013 03:46 PM

                Don't intend to eat the charcoal.

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        Pigurd Apr 23, 2013 05:59 AM

        seen it at walmart too

        1. Kagemusha Apr 23, 2013 04:22 AM

          Ontario Gas BBQ is the place.

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