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Bookers are selling "Premium Restaurant Charcoal 12kg" £13 will give it a try when we next go..then I can let you guys know what it's like??

 

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I use this the majority of the time, good size pieces. Not sure if @Ryan posted a picture of a piece in his bag from the Anglia Tailgate. It was the size of a large boulder!

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4 minutes ago, Smokin Monkey said:

I use this the majority of the time, good size pieces. Not sure if @Ryan posted a picture of a piece in his bag from the Anglia Tailgate. It was the size of a large boulder!

Any info on cooking time?? heat??  from what you've just said I think it'll be worth buying a couple of bags.

 

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Jeeezzee that's a lump of charcoal...same colour bag but in Fench ??

 

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looks like the same stuff that b&q and coals2u are selling

same colour bag and larger pieces but different print

 

I got a bag from b&q for £12 last week

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7 hours ago, Secla said:

looks like the same stuff that b&q and coals2u are selling

same colour bag and larger pieces but different print

 

I got a bag from b&q for £12 last week

From my experience the  Coals2u Lumpwood is from a different manufacturer to the ones Bookers sell. I have bought both. I know CPL manufacture the Coals2U one and it comes in a blue plastic bag with raffia inlay. Not sure who makes the Booker one but it comes in a toughened paper bag, mine usually has Multiple languages written on it. Not tried the B&Q one 

Also if anyone likes using the BIG K Restaurant Grade Charcoal Flubit are selling the bags of Lumpwood (rather than the stick version of BigK that Ocado are) for £15.05 delivered for 12kg. Not as good a value as Bookers, but a good brand and delivered to the door

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On 5/21/2019 at 6:42 PM, Smokin Monkey said:

This is Lump Wood.

 

Not done a comparison,  it cooks hot and lasts, some say it sparks a lot.

I've found it does spark a lot, but the big chunks hold heat for a good while especially on a slow cook. I've only ever used these to be honest, but would like to compare it to say Big K's version of this. 

Has anyone tried the hexagonal briquettes?

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On 5/24/2019 at 5:50 PM, Ugly Drum Dave said:

B&Q have 20% off this weekend

https://www.diy.com/departments/restaurant-charcoal-12kg/5060098640071_BQ.prd

This is good value at £12 a bag but at £9.60 it is a steal.

The last place I want to be is B&Q on a bank holiday weekend but if you order click and collect you get the discount and have 7 days to collect.

Excellent, thanks for the tip. Just ordered three bags 😀

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Am going to try some of this charcoal this weekend.

Have never used lumpwood before. Am I right in thinking that it burns hotter than briquettes but not as long? 

If I'm cooking lamb slow for 6-8hrs, will one load of lumpwood be enough? (have a ProQ Frontier)

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It burns according to how much air you let into the smoker, you can restrict the temperature by regulating the airflow. I have used both lumpwood and  briquettes in the past but i prefer weber briquettes these days, they are easier for slo and slo like snake minion method than lumpwood and they stack easier. I use a kettle and a wsm not a uds

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11 minutes ago, Justin said:

It burns according to how much air you let into the smoker, you can restrict the temperature by regulating the airflow. I have used both lumpwood and  briquettes in the past but i prefer weber briquettes these days, they are easier for slo and slo like snake minion method than lumpwood and they stack easier. I use a kettle and a wsm not a uds

Would minion method still work?

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4 minutes ago, sub333 said:

Would minion method still work?

On briquettes 

i use Weber now for my pitbarrel. Heatbeads are also good . But smaller than Weber 

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2 minutes ago, Raptor72 said:

On briquettes 

i use Weber now for my pitbarrel. Heatbeads are also good . But smaller than Weber 

But not with lumpwood? (that's what I'm using this weekend)

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12 minutes ago, sub333 said:

But not with lumpwood? (that's what I'm using this weekend)

You can use lump but needs more monitoring than briquettes .

It may light more than intended as the burn progresses  

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On 5/24/2019 at 5:50 PM, Ugly Drum Dave said:

B&Q have 20% off this weekend

https://www.diy.com/departments/restaurant-charcoal-12kg/5060098640071_BQ.prd

This is good value at £12 a bag but at £9.60 it is a steal.

The last place I want to be is B&Q on a bank holiday weekend but if you order click and collect you get the discount and have 7 days to collect.

This offer is finished, but currently doing them 2 for £20 instore if they have stock (mine doesn't)

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