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So... I ve purchased FOGO several times through Amazon, and its kind of ruined me for other charcoals.  I started out using RO then KJ Lump and now after cooking on FOGO, I get real dissapointed when I open a bag of anything else that I buy locally.  I was wondering if anyone else feels the same way? and if anyone has found a cheaper alternative to FOGO? I ll still buy KJ Lump and I had pretty good luck with Wicked Good too.

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Pitt - FOGO is the only lump I use except when I use my KK Extruded Cocont Charcoal for special low-n-slow cooks.

I've recently ordered pallet of 36 35 lb. bags of FOGO from the company. I got really tired of constantly ordering FOGO from Amazon. Don't get me wrong, Amazon does a very good job, but I decided one really big order would be in my best interests. Additionally, ordering from FOGO just cuts out one step in the ordering process where someone manhandles my lump by boxing and shipping. If I order 5 bags, it arrives individually boxed and dropped, literally dropped, on my front porch.

The thing I really like about FOGO is the size distribution. I'd say it's 80% XL, 15% L, and the rest is small and fines. That suits me just fine. It's easy to light, has a very subtle odor, is dense, burns hot, and produces little ash compared with other lumps I've used. I've never found so much as a pebble or any other foreign substance in any bag. I can't say that about other lumps.

I'm roasting 4 turkeys right now over FOGO for our Thanksgiving Feast at my church tomorrow morning. Last year I was asked to do 1. I did it over FOGO. The ladies hosting the Feast kept that turkey for themselves. They asked to to do 8 this year because they loved the flavor of that turkey last year. I told the ladies I could manage 4, but I just don't have the time for 8!

Enjoy your FOGO!

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So... I ve purchased FOGO several times through Amazon, and its kind of ruined me for other charcoals.  I started out using RO then KJ Lump and now after cooking on FOGO, I get real dissapointed when I open a bag of anything else that I buy locally.  I was wondering if anyone else feels the same way? and if anyone has found a cheaper alternative to FOGO? I ll still buy KJ Lump and I had pretty good luck with Wicked Good too.

 

As a newbie, I don't know what FOGO, RO, and KJ represent.  Can you let me know what they mean?  Thanks, trying to self educate myself here.

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So... I ve purchased FOGO several times through Amazon, and its kind of ruined me for other charcoals.  I started out using RO then KJ Lump and now after cooking on FOGO, I get real dissapointed when I open a bag of anything else that I buy locally.  I was wondering if anyone else feels the same way? and if anyone has found a cheaper alternative to FOGO? I ll still buy KJ Lump and I had pretty good luck with Wicked Good too.

 

As a newbie, I don't know what FOGO, RO, and KJ represent.  Can you let me know what they mean?  Thanks, trying to self educate myself here.

Welcome aboard Kamado Guru and welcome to The Addiction.

FOGO is a brand of South American lump charcoal. To my mind, it's the best lump available.

RO stands for Royal Oak lump.

KJ stand for Kamado Joe, a manufacturer of a really good ceramic kamado. KJ also has a private label lump bagged for them. KJ has their own sub-forum further down the main page. It's a pretty active forum.

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I've recently ordered pallet of 36 35 lb. bags of FOGO from the company.

If you don't mind me asking, what does the pallet cost, before and after shipping?
The big question we all want to know.

And are they willing to do a half pallet?

I would call but with Christmas right around the corner an order like that is not likely.

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I've recently ordered pallet of 36 35 lb. bags of FOGO from the company.

If you don't mind me asking, what does the pallet cost, before and after shipping?

The price quoted at the website is $25 per 35lb bag. The lump itself is $900 for the 36 bags. Shipping depends on the distance from their warehouse. Call FOGO for quotes. Tell 'em I said they have a great product!

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I've recently ordered pallet of 36 35 lb. bags of FOGO from the company.

If you don't mind me asking, what does the pallet cost, before and after shipping?

The price quoted at the website is $25 per 35lb bag. The lump itself is $900 for the 36 bags. Shipping depends on the distance from their warehouse. Call FOGO for quotes. Tell 'em I said they have a great product!

 

I went to RealBBQ.com who the NakedWhiz says imports -----  Kebrock >>40LBS@$20---Fogo>> 35LBS@$25---Quebracho>>40LBS@$25.

 

I wonder how much difference there is between the three.

 

I could not find a physical location on their site but since Florida sales tax in listed as mandatory for that state--- I assume they are located there.

 

My cost for one of each was basically double the cost of the lump.

 

How much lower is the cost when you order by the pallet?

 

Personally since I grill mostly--- I do not find huge chunks to be all that important. Actually I break them up. I find the smaller sized chunks heat more quickly and more evenly. However the smell of Royal Oak has changed over the years. The contents in the bag now have a lot of flat dimensional lumber---an inch or two of dust---- stones and concrete--and a couple inches tiny pieces in the bottom. Flat lumber is the worst in trying to get an even heat from the bead of coals.

 

My results come out fine but i am enjoying using it less and less.

 

I am looking for a reasonably priced alternative but am not down for 40LBS for $80.

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