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Kingsford charcoal worth it????

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by itstime, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. itstime

    itstime

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    I admit. It works well for me but every time I purchase it I stare at the bargain bags which are about half the price or better. I always get the Kingsford.

    Does the generic store brand stuff work as well? Does it come out of the same pile? How many places make this stuff?
     
  2. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    Cheep **** is good enough for me. :wavey:
     

  3. 8-Ball

    8-Ball Old SoulSoul

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    Kingsford is crap, imo.

    Get some hardwood and enjoy the taste of your food.
     
  4. Kloogee

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    I've always used kingsford, but honestly I've not tried anything else. I always throw a small chunk of hardwood in with it for the extra flavor and smoke. I'm partial to apple wood these days, but also use cherry and mesquite occasionally.
     
  5. tongix

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    I like the Kingsford Blue for smoking but not for grilling. Its not as hot so i add a few chunks of mesquite charcoal.
     
  6. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Kingsford is all I use, the cheap stuff just doesn't make the food taste as good IMO.
     
  7. Powers77

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    I started using Royal Oak Lump. No fillers like you have in any briquette. Pretty reasonable at Wally World. Home Depot and Lowes sell other brands of lump as well.
     
  8. arclight610

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    Around here Kingsford is cheaper than generic. The generic bags are the same size, but only have 8lbs of charcoal while Kingsford is 16lbs a bag.
     
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    ateamer NRA4EVR

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    I've got about a year's worth of Kingsford stockpiled, and then went and tried lump. The briquets will be out in the garage forever.
     
  10. Mc45

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    Kingsforrd was started by Henry Ford for his brother Or a cusin as a way to discard shipping crates it's just a mainstay like Ford is it better for grilling? Not if you ask a Chevy owner.
     
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    this is a little off topic but along the same lines, I saw this on line and wondered if anyone had tried it, looks like it would work for a meal

    Cooking on a log. :) Please share. www.homesteadingsurvivalism.com
    Cut the log evenly on both sides so it stands up freely. Then cut it into vertical segments most of the way down the length of the log. Stuff in some newspaper into the cracks as deep as you can get it, leaving a wick at the bottom, and light it up.
    That's all there is to it—the log burns from the inside out, and you have a simple, handmade stove....
     

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  12. arclight610

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    What is this sorcery? Also, it seems like alot of work just for cooking 1 meal.
     
  13. dherloc

    dherloc X-Nuc

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    RO lump charcoal has my vote.
     
  14. sierrafast

    sierrafast Coleccionista

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    Use mesquite and you will never go back. It is also cheaper.
     
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    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    Well, I'll be damned. Whodathunkit?
     
  16. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Yup. Hank Ford was good at squeezing every penny.

    In the end, it hurt him. Even thru the 40's, his cars had none of the panache of his rivals.
     
  17. Uncle T-bone

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    Well, isn't that the bees knees...
     
  18. Ragnar

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    The perfect opportunity to test. You go get a bag of each and report back.
     
  19. CigarandScotch

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    I like it better than the cheaper stuff. I prefer hardwood, though. It seems hotter and has a better flavoring effect.
     
  20. RonS

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    I've been buying the stuff from Lowes and like it pretty well. Comes on a tan bag. Since it seems to be imported I kind of doubt the sincerity of the black cowboy on the bag as a spokesperson. Bought some Kingsford because I was out of charcoal and wanted to grill and remembered why I changed. Tried the hardwood chunk from Royal Oak and will say that it burns hot, burns fast and is easy to light. Do not use a chimney lighter or it will vanish in very short order.