This isn't a complete product review...yet. I haven't burned any of these but I will soon and will add to this thread. Hopefully other users will also add their thoughts.
I'm sometimes annoyed at lump charcoal because of either the–
small shards that pack too tight or fall unburned into my Masterbuilt 1050's ash bin huge chunks that sometimes reduce the heat produced Briquettes don't usually work out for me because they–
make more ash than I want usually can't be relit after snuffing
Jealous Devil introduced a line of extra large briquettes. Their web site describes them as, "The same incredibly dense hardwood we use to make our lump charcoal – plus a pinch of plant-derived starch (that is it – Yes, really)." They go in to say that the briquettes have, "Extremely low ash production."
They're certainly larger than Kingsford Originals, and much thicker. I didn't weigh them.
My first use will be in my Masterbuilt 1050. I'll report back on that.
I noticed a weird chemical smell when lighting my lump charcoal. I used a lighter cube and was lighting mainly previously used coals with a little bit of new on top. I am using Frontier Brand lump. I know the lighter cube puts off a little smell, but this time it was different. It also lingered after the cube was gone and could smell it coming out of the grill. The smell went away once I put oil on the grates and put food on. Any idea what could have caused this? I didn't see any foreign debris come out with the coal.
Thanks in advance.
Hello? Is there anybody out there?
I've had a couple not so great low and slows this season using Made in USA Royal Oak lump.
I was thinking on trying FOGO but not sure if the Super Premium lump will be too big for the Junior? The Primo Junior really isn't a small cooker like the BGE Minimax or smaller Kamado Joe's because of the oval design, yet it isn't a super deep firebox. Has anybody have experience with the Fogo lump on a Primo Junior?
Are there any other suggestions for premium lump for a Primo Junior?
HEB - a Texas based grocery store has Central Market lump charcoal for $12.96 for 20# bag. What I liked about this was the large pieces of lump, not the small broken pieces you find so often.
By T Yelta
Okay, so I couldn't help myself either
Seriously, $74 is a great deal for this grill. I'll probably take it to my father's house for Sunday cooks and grab it now and then for tailgating.
I got a lot of hickory (I sure hope it's really hickory) and I plan on cutting it into chunks. That much will last me a great while. Two bags of Royal Oak as well. Everything was less than the retail price of the Jr. alone. I call that a win.