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HonoraryCoonass
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Member since Jan 2005
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Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Thoughts on this brand? 34 lbs/$21 at Costco.


LSU Tiger Bob
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Member since Sep 2011
2474 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Snap, Crackle, and Pop.....junk


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Saskwatch
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Member since Feb 2016
8110 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
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34 lbs/$21 at Costco.


I bought this bag from Costco. I didn't have the issues that a lot of others have had, but I didn't find that it was all that great either. Seemed to be excessively smokey when in reality I would like my lump to burn cleaner.


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Vortex331
Member since Sep 2012
40 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Absolute garbage, literally.... Fast burn time, high ash, and low heat. Typically every batch I've ever seen usually has all kinds of foreign matter in it as well, like it's all put together from old railroad lines.

If you're going with lump, go with Royal Oak Lump or B&B.


pharmer
Arkansas Fan
Member since Feb 2014
9 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Like cooking over burning tires.


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hungryone
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river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
11074 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Agree that it is junk, it popped and sparked more than any lump I’ve ever used. Some random junk in the bag too (metal bits).


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Saskwatch
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Member since Feb 2016
8110 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
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. Typically every batch I've ever seen usually has all kinds of foreign matter in it as well, like it's all put together from old railroad lines.


The bag I got from Costco didn't have anything besides varied sized charcoal pieces. No metal, rocks, or other stuff like that.


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Hermit Crab
Gonzaga Fan
Under the Sea
Member since Nov 2008
6158 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
not the best, but I have definitely had worse.

never find much crap in the bag unlike the BGE brand backs that tend to have 20-30 rocks in each bag.


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Lester Earl
Baylor Fan
Kamaratard
Member since Nov 2003
250481 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Just fine on quick cooks. Haven’t used it for longer one though


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Midget Death Squad
Notre Dame Fan
Meme Magic
Member since Oct 2008
16202 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
This board turned me on to FOGO about 2 years ago. Yes it's about double this price, but it burns longer and cleaner thus making it a better value in the end.




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re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
That’s all I buy


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McCaigBro69
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Member since Oct 2014
37920 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Only lump worth buying is Kamado joe big block or Fogo, imo. You get what you pay for here.


BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
21179 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
I bought it once. Won't buy it again. Pieces were either the size of a quarter or the size of a cowboy boot. No consistency - only extremes. I threw the bag out after trying to cook with it twice.


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Legion of Doom
New Orleans Saints Fan
Old Metry
Member since Jan 2018
1737 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
I find that it burns out really quickly and does not burn as clean as other brands.


barbapapa
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Mar 2018
1383 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Cowboy is junk, I've found rocks, nuts, you name it in there

Fogo and Jealous Devil are my favorite brands


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BengalBen
LSU Fan
Member since May 2008
1654 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
quote:

Only lump worth buying is Kamado joe big block or Fogo, imo. You get what you pay for here.



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UltimaParadox
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since Nov 2008
15052 posts
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re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
Awful crap, don't waste your money on cowboy brand

B&B and Royal Oak not that much more expensive
This post was edited on 6/29 at 6:14 pm


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BugAC
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
37217 posts
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re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
As others have said, complete trash. Sparks up like the 4th of July, heavy smoke, burns out quick, small pieces, a lot of dust, and the added benefit of finding tie straps, bolts, rocks, pieces of finished dining room furniture, etc...

Kamado Joe Big Block is the best I’ve used and haven’t found a rival yet.


andouille
LSU Fan
A table near a waiter.
Member since Dec 2004
8727 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
I just opened a bag I bought a few months ago, there isn't a lump bigger than a carrot. A waste of money.


SpotCheckBilly
Auburn Fan
On the road to Shambala
Member since May 2020
335 posts

re: Cowboy Brand lump charcoal
I used it at first, but no more, sparks, full of junk, gives an off flavor to meat.

The best thing you can do with it is load your ceramic with it, open the vents, and light it. Let it get up to 700+ degrees and clean the interior of your grill, like a self-cleaning oven.
This post was edited on 6/29 at 10:08 pm


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