Found some really good (Ranchers) hardwood chacoal

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by bwsmith_2000, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Smokers,
    I don't know about you but ever since Kingsford changed their charcoal recipe, I've been looking around for some other type. I've been using the hardwood chunks (good but a little expensive) but still miss the convenience of the briquette. I picked up some "Ranchers 100% all natural Hardwood Briquette Charcoal" at my local Home Depot. It comes in 20 lb. bags and is $4.99. Reading on the bag, it's made by The Original Charcoal Company out of Charlotte, NC. They have a web site (www.original charcoal.com) that you may want to check out. Seems they are operating in about 17 states.... mostly in the southeast but also up into Illinois and Washington. I have absolutely no financial interest in the company but if you are like me and miss the old Kingsford briquette, you might want to give "Ranchers" a try if its available in your area. I've used it in my weber grill and also in my offset smoker and I'm now a customer. Convenient briquette with absolutely no coal smell or taste. I recommend it.
     
  2. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat Smoke Blower

    linkie no workie [​IMG]
     
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. I found some at my Home Depot I liked it worked very well. I got mine on sale for$2.99 a bag.[​IMG]
     
  5. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for the info Bill. I haven't been happy with the burn time of other briquettes when cooking in my Dutch Ovens. Plan on trying some soon if Home Depot in my area carries it.
     
  6. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Figures they go to WA, IL, and IN, but stops there. None in MI. [​IMG]
     
  7. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i just found out there is a kingsford plant near here.i'll try to make it down & get some info & factory prices if i can this wk.
     
  8. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  9. Ask the manager at your local Home Depot if he will stock the item. In NY all the HD's have it and I believe there was a thread before Memorial Day on it being 2.99 a 20lb bag. You can't go wrong at that price and the stuff burns pretty good although it does produce some ash.
     
  10. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They have it in AL, I used it for my first smoke last weekend. I smoked a
    Butt and used the Minion Method and was very pleased with it. I paid $4.99 a bag for it but that's still bargain
     

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