Source for RO Lump!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by hawgheaven, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have searched high and low around here for RO lump charcoal, with no success... until now! There is a hardware store chain called "Do It Best", and there happens to be one located a couple of miles from my house. They don't stock it in the store, but will order it, either by calling them direct or ordering from the website, where it can be shipped to the store of your choice.

    Anywho, 20 lb bags @ $13 a pop... not the cheapest price I've heard, but it's the only game in town. I'll have 4 bags tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  2. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  3. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for the info, I have one close by, i'll have to try some out.
     
  4. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I get mine at Gordon Food Service. I don't know if it is a nationwide chain, or just hear in the midwest. $10.49 a 20 lb bag It is from the USA though. Make sure you don't get the stuff from Argentina.
     
  5. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Amen! The other stuff is good.
     
  6. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    As I strolled through our local WalMart's garden center this past weekend I spied not one, but two full unwrapped pallets of RO lump with 4 individual bags on top. At $9.95 a bag I slipped the lady 2 crisp 20's and when I left there were just the 2 full pallets.
     
  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is what is pictured on the website:

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  8. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes that's it! This is the stuff made in the good ol' US of A.
     
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  10. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My local Wally still has it for $5.95
     
  11. flattop

    flattop Smoke Blower

    Fatback Joe... thanks for the link to the charcoal reviews. I found the stuff that I used and had the huge fire sparkler coming out of my charcoal starter.

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lumpdatabase/lumpbag66.htm

    That stuff is really dangerous. I'm gonna start looking for something else.
     
  12. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Can't find Roayll Oak around here at all! [​IMG] Kingsford or a store brand is about all I can find.
     
  13. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mine, too, sparks quite a bit. I have to keep a close eye on it, and keep children and pets away. It does, however, give me the best performance of any charcoal I've found. Our 10# bags are a little over $5.00 each around here, if I remember correctly.
     
  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I picked up four more bags a few weeks ago. Double bags shrink wrapped for $12.97. I had a feeling something weird was going on. Good thing too our Wally World had no more charcoal yesterday. Just Chrsitmas stuff. Their getting very unreliable for stuff. Still have 3 bags of that darned Cowboy lump too from Lowes and 2 Kingfords. I should make it through the holidays.
     
  15. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    I called my Local Gordons food Service and the too have RO limp for $10.49 a bag... Must be a chain price...
     
  16. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Bunky, what city in Mich do ya live in. I don't recognize the zip code!

    The GFS store seems to keep them all winter long too. I often have to sort through the bags, or ask about any in back to get a nice full/uncrushed or unopened one in the winter.
     
  17. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The guy I spoke to said he can get it for me year round... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    The Zip code is Battle Creek But I live north of Bedford...[​IMG]
     

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