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    B&B Briquettes

    First time using B&B Oak Briquettes...I am more than Impressed....Nice light Oak smoke flavor...Nice steady heat for a long time...I felt the Vortex would be a good benchmark for its heat measurement per 1 Weber Chimney. This Briquette is my new go to when I can afford it...Even, steady, nice hot heat. It is a little pricey, but I say when you find it on sale...Buy a boat load.... It's that good!

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    #2
    I always use Kingsford. If someone in the Twin Cities MN can point me to where I can find B&B I would like to try it. I have heard lots of good things.

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    • Mark V
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      We do have Ace, I will look tomorrow, thank you.

    • Panhead John
      Panhead John commented
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      Also Academy Sports and Outdoors carry them, if you have one.

    • wrgilb
      wrgilb commented
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      If your Ace store doesn't stock it, have them look up SKU #8023367, to see if it's in their distribution center. If it is they can special order it for you. 17.6 lb. bag.

    #3
    I found it a little more economical on long cooks. I got more bang for the buck.

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      #4
      The Ace I go to is a little steep compared to what else I see but I do enjoy it for the looong cooks.

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      • rickgregory
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        They do occasional sales ($10/bag or so). Sadly, it's the only option here since there are no Academy's in this state.

      #5
      I gotta find these after I finish out my KBB. You’re probably the 8-10 person here that has said this similar thing.
      Seems like it might just be the new normal. BBQ wise.

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      • troymeister
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        I think you are right. These Briquettes burn cleaner and hotter than Regular Kingsford. I’m going to have to keep my eye open for a sale.

      • Murdy
        Murdy commented
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        I've been running Kingsford Pro from Costco for a long time. Guess I'll have to try this stuff too.

      #6
      I also prefer B&B, seems to burn hotter with less ash. Ace hardware is the source.

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        #7
        I’m a happy recent convert to B&B also. I was using KBB mainly. The first time I lit up the B&B, I noticed how much less dirty smoke and smell there was with the B&B vs the Kingsford. I also got longer burn times as well. Red Man suggested also using some of B&B’s Char Logs with their charcoal briquettes to extend the burn time even more. I bought some of those too. I recently did a brisket cook with a pan full of the briquettes and added 4 of their char logs to the pan. I cooked the brisket for 9 hours and easily could have gotten another 2 hours from what was left.

        At my local Academy they’re only $8.99 for a 17.6 lb bag. Troy, what did you pay for yours up there?

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        • Steve R.
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          The price difference is Academy vs. everybody else that sells it. My Academy always has it for $8.99 (when it's in stock) and Ace and every other store that I'm aware of that sells it is $13.99. I used to think Academy was confusing the good stuff for the not-quite-as-good B&B briquettes this replaced. But it's been going on for so long, I'm not so sure now.

        • Panhead John
          Panhead John commented
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          I just did a little googling and in Troy’s home state of Illinois, there’s only one Academy store. It’s selling the same 17.6 lb bag of the B&B Briquettes for $12.99 vs $8.99 in the South.

        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
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          My Academy is very hit or miss, as far as having it in stock, and lately it's completely unavailable. The cheapest I can get it now is $13.99 at Ace, and not even at my local Ace. I'm getting low enough that I may have to go that route.

        #8
        I'm still working through my $3 bags of Weber from when Home Depot had that crazy sale. Will give B&B a try when that runs out.

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        • Razor
          Razor commented
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          When was that?!

        • Old Glory
          Old Glory commented
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          Razor Back in 2018. I bought a pallet of them lol.

        #9
        I agree - B&B is my goto briquette these days. That said, it is pretty cheap here. The 17.5# bag is $8.99 at Academy (sporting goods store), which is the only local place I can find most of the B&B stuff. The 20# bags of lump are $12.99 there, so I usually go every few months and get a couple of bags of each.

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          #10
          Recovering KBB user here. B&B oak briquettes are my go-to now for long cooks. They are perfect for smoking on my Weber 26" kettle and the conversion from KBB and Weber 22" is easy. The number of lit B&B briquettes in the SnS XL is the same dozen or so you would use with KBB in a standard 22" kettle and SnS. It's getting hard to find them lately, so I'll still use KBB for grilling.

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          • Panhead John
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            Same with me Steve. Even though the B&B is readily available for me, and not that expensive, I’m still gonna use Kingsford for my grilling, but B&B exclusively for longer cooks.

          #11
          Talk about the Briquettes all you want but look at the Hasselback potatoes and grilling going on.
          That is more of the Pit Boss's doing.
          You Done Good!

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          • smokin fool
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            10-4 those spuds look fantastic....
            I will never go back to KBB, just don't like them.

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          Here is a (horrible) photo of B&B and KBB side by side. B&B is on the left. It is slightly lager from briquette to briquette and has a slightly denser feel. The photo below is how I cook through 12+ hours in the Bronco. This is the first layer of B&B briquettes and char-logs before filling the basket with more briquettes to the top.


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            #13
            I'm in the camp of using KBB for quicker cooks (Vortex wings, burgers, etc.) and B&B for the long cooks. I still have a couple bags of Weber that I think are even better than B&B, but you can't get them in the states anymore. So I treat them like gold.

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            • rickgregory
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              This is my take too - if you're just grilling something, KBB is fine. But B&B is longer burning, so for things that will go hours, it's my choice now.

            #14
            I agree that B&B briquettes are worth using for medium to long cooks. It takes a bit longer to get them going sometimes, but lasts a long time. I like using lump for short cooks and B&B briquettes for the longer cooks. It is easier on our stomachs than KBB and has a better smell and taste overall.

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