Royal Oaks Charcoal

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by hemi, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    This is the only section that sort of matches the question I have.
    What is your opinion of royal oak charcoal? I have looked all over the bag and it don't say for sure that it is made of hardwood. I ain't able to find them on the net. I read somewhere that it IS made of hardwood
    and a starch binder but I can't find it again.. Thanx, Hemi..
  2. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i haven't used the briquettes, but i ahve used their lump in a green bag and it is great. i did find a little foreign material once (a chunk of concrete???) but in spite of that, the smells and flavor are great.

    i ahve read that the briquettes are on about the same level as kingford. since i like kingsford, i wouldn't have any trouble trying royal oak briqs, but they are not in my area.
  3. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use RO Lump from time to time in my grill or as a starter assist in my stick burner. Good Stuff. Quality.
  4. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    It is about the cheapest in price around here if U are after the large bags
    18 pounds I think.. I remember reading that it was all hardwood scraps
    in a forum somewhere but don't remember where. wern't here I am sure.
    Thanx, Hemi..
  5. papoo

    papoo Fire Starter

    From what I gather (having not yet got through my supply of Good One lump), is that there are a few 'breeds' of RO lump. I've been told to avoid the ones made outside the USA. The one made here in the US is great - long burn time, not too ashy, and good value, especially as you can often find it at Wal-Mart.

    Hope this helps..
  6. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think you're talking about RO briquettes seeing you mention an 18lb bag. That stuff is crap imo, I would take Kingsford any day over that stuff. I doesn't burn all that hot or long and produces a TON of ash. I use their lump and like it just fine.

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