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    TVWBB Guru James N's Avatar
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    Good find Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Correll View Post
    Searched again this morning, found a link to RO's Facebook, looked through some posts and found this reply from RO:
    "Hi Terry - This is our brand new, All Natural briquets. These are smaller versions of our Chef Select, as they are made for both competition and the backyard."

    Hope a local WM has it soon, I'm anxious to try it.

    Good for you, Bob!

    I called Royal Oak several times since I first saw these coals weeks ago, but all I could get was a transfer to voice mail, and no return call - yet.

    I am impressed with them (briquettes). They work great for direct and indirect grilling / smoking.
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    Picked up a bag of the RO today, they had several.
    Weber 20# was $14.88, or 74 cents per lb, compared to 50 cents for the RO.
    Stubb's at Lowe's is 71 cents when not on sale.

    I plan to burn a little of the new RO later today, stay tuned...........

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    Looking forward to your opinion of it Bob, you always give a non biased report.
    Although with the charcoal ban it may be awhile before I get to try it if it's good.
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    Lowes has this for $5.99/bag:



    Gave it a try last night. Takes forever to light. MM start: not a lot of white smoke, but takes quite a while to get to TBS.
    Nice smell. Produces less ash than KBB or Stubb's.

    I used it in my Caliente grill and it made good heat. 400* for long enough to do a tri tip. Raised the charcoal to just touching the grilling grate and it seared the meat nicely.
    However, it took forever to grill some fresh corn.

    I'm thinking it would work very well in a WSM. Not too sure about grilling with it.

    Will use it a few more times before I make a final decision.
    Last edited by Robert-R; 06-04-2018 at 11:07 AM.
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    Never seen that bag before, Robert.

    Could it be the same stuff found in the red bag?
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    Don't think so. However, they were side by side at the store.

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    I found a single bag at our WalMart for $7.96. I'll be trying it out in the next few weeks.
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