I have a question about lump charcoal and brands. Where I live, the options to buy from a store are limited. I have only used Royal Oak, and the only other one available near me is Cowboy. I have been happy with the Royal Oak, but would like to try something different. I researched Amazon and found Fogo and Jealous Devil. I hear people mention Fogo frequently, and have never heard anyone talk about Jealous Devil. However, on Naked Whiz, Jealous Devil got a higher rating and is a better price per pound on Amazon. In fact, the review of Jealous Devil makes it sound excellent.
Does anyone have any experience with Fogo and/or Jealous Devil and have an opinion? Thanks!!
P.S. The Amazon price for 70 pounds of Jealous Devil is priced almost the same per pound as what I pay for Royal Oak at Home Depot.
Nothing big here, just did a reverse sear on a Tri-Tip over FOGO. I marinated it in my FoodSaver marinater. If you don't have one, you should really check it out. You can get one for under $20 at Amazon. I highly recommend it.
Here are a couple of pics at the beginning and end of the cook. I just wasn't too ambitious last night, but all y'all get the idea.
So there you have it. I took the Tri-Tip to 120F on the grates, cranked up the volume to about 475F. TheBeast took about 10 minutes to go from 200F to 475F. I pulled at 128F, tented on the carving board for something like 7-10 minutes and then carved and served. Just your typical reverse sear.
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.