new kingsford

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by douglaslizard, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anyway, I have used it and I really like it. It seems to burn a little bit hotter than the blue bag stuff, and it does give the food a great flavor. I did some chicken leg quarters on the UDS with it and no smoke wood and the flavor was AWESOME. Plus, the blue bag stuff that I always got had a funny smell when it was lighting. The new stuff just smells like wood.

    I am going to do a tri-tip with it tomorrow and a brisket on Friday. Curious to see how long my UDS will go with a basket full of this stuff.

    Give it a try. I think you'll like it.

    Dave
     
  2. jdoe44

    jdoe44 Fire Starter

    I picked up a bag of it myself, I'm hoping to find the time to use it some time this week.
     
  3. Where are you guys finding this stuff? I'm in SW Missouri, but have never seen it. Just blue bag
     
  4. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Home Depot has it out here. Not sure about Lowes but I imagine they would have it too.

    Dave
     
  5. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Congrat to you guys.
    I have not seen it out here in good ole Maryland, yet.
     
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ditto..Have about 20 other comp teams waiting in mid-atlantic region.Should get heads up once it arrives.Have heard good things except for price.
     
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gloria brought me a bag of the regular with mesquite. I was quite surprised, it did burn a little better and you could smell the mesquite, and slightly taste it in the Q.
     
  8. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I finally saw it but it was $9.99 for a 10lb bag at the grocery store, I won't try it at that price as lump costs me under a buck a pound.
     
  9. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Saw some at Home Depot in Paducah, KY but thought I would wait to hear opinions first.
     
  10. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I love kingsford .going to have to find me some.
     
  11. mnola917

    mnola917 Smoke Blower

    I saw this stuff today when i went to pick up charcoal, it was cheaper so in my eyes that meant not as good. Maybe next time ill give it a shot
     
  12. used it today on some chicken quareters overall pleased the burn time couldve been a little longer but i liked it.i probably wont be buying as moch because of the high price but if i catch it on sale ill load up
     
  13. ncdodave

    ncdodave Smoking Fanatic

    The new Kingsford does burn hotter and faster than the old blue bag. this briquette as stated on the bag in geared toward competition cookers. I will still stay with royal oak for briquettes. way cheaper
    DDave am I gonna see you in Anderson at the Norcal sports and rec show in 2 weeks? Ill be competiting in dutch oven and grilling competitions (they call it bbq)
     
  14. jminion

    jminion Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I have used it twice now in my Primo ceramic cooker. It worked very well the ash did not cause any problems (briquettes normally can't be used in ceramics). Cooked both low and slow and grilled worked well in both cases.
    The difference between the competition and Blue bag coals is the competition product does not include the coal or limestone, this means the ash is much less and eliminates the petroleum odor when lighting the coals.
     
  15. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I'm not sure. We usually go to the one in Chico although I am not sure what weekend it is.

    I'll find out and let you know.

    Dave
     
  16. ncdodave

    ncdodave Smoking Fanatic

    DDave its march 6-8
     

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