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  • Henrik
    Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
    • Jul 2014
    • 4163
    • Stockholm, Sweden

    Any Fogo fans?

    Hi all! I am discussing importing a few new charcoal brands to Europe with a bbq store owner here in Sweden. I’m real keen on getting a load of Fogo premium lump charcoal. Are there any fans here among us pit members? Good or bad experiences?

    The other brand I’m looking into is Jealous Devil charcoal, used by Harry Soo I believe. It seems more expensive though.

    I’d love to hear what y’all think.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 1804
    • Brentwood CA
    • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
      Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
      LSG Insulated Cabinet
      Jumbo Joe
      VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
      FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
      Thermoworks Signal
      Thermoworks Dot
      Thermopen Mk4

    I have been using the Fogo and like it a lot. Good size lumps and very little dust. I have been wanting to try the Jealous Devi.


    • Huskee
      Pit Boss
      • May 2014
      • 14789
      • central MI, USA
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      I have some Fogo but haven't used it yet. Have heard only good things, never anything negative. Wish I had a hands-on rating for you but not yet.


      • JerryH
        Club Member
        • Jan 2017
        • 8
        • Henderson, Nevada

        I have recently started using it and it's by far the best I have had.


        • Greygoose
          Club Member
          • May 2019
          • 593
          • South Shore,MA

          Originally posted by JerryH View Post
          I have recently started using it and it's by far the best I have had.
          This ^


          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 2827

            I really like Fogo and it is the brand I buy. If I remember correctly we have(had) some members from Fogo itself here on the site. They should get up with you if they are lurking.


            • Spinaker
              • Nov 2014
              • 10467
              • Land of Tonka
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                Kinnick (American Foxhound)

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                Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                Lodge L410 Hibachi
                Pit Barrel Cooker
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                R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                Weber Spirit Gasser
                FireBoard (Base Package)
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                Eggspander Kit X2
                Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

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                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
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                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

                Buck 119 Special
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                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              I love FOGO. It is the best Lump I have found. With a good range of sizes in the bag. IMHO, it does not get any better. It always burns wonderfully in my kamados.

              Just bought a bag today actually.


              • Craigar
                Craigar commented
                Editing a comment
                Spinaker I hear ya, I have more burn holes in my golf shirts to prove it. I will say, I have had less sparking with KJ XL. I will give these two bags a go and will probably reorder in a week. You can't beat $40 delivered to your front door from our friend ABCBBQ Dave .

              • Craigar
                Craigar commented
                Editing a comment
                Spinaker Last night I tried a different technique...light the old stuff first, no sparks, then dump new on top. I was cooking in less than 15 minutes.

              • Spinaker
                Spinaker commented
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                Yep! That is a great idea! Craigar
            • Skip
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3134
              • Blue Earth, Minnesota
              • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

              Fogo and B&B are definitely my first choices for Lump Charcoal!


              • Steve B
                Club Member
                • Jun 2016
                • 2899
                • Rockland county New York
                • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
                  Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

                  22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

                  Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

                  1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
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                  food saver vacuum sealer
                  TSM harvest food dehydrator

                I just started using FOGO myself. Thanks to so many pit members saying how good it is. Let me tell you Henrik. It is all that its cracked up to be. I love so much that I just bought 8 bags. 140lbs worth of it. 4 premium and 4 super premium. The super premium pieces are much larger than the premium. A friend of mine mixes the two in his kamados with great success.


                • Old Glory
                  Club Member
                  • Feb 2018
                  • 786
                  • Northshore MA
                  • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
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                    Weber Performer

                    Slow & Sear
                    Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
                    Woo Rig;
                    Adjustable Rig
                    BGE Pizza Stone
                    Pit Bull Fan
                    Griddle Store Griddle

                  The best I have used so far.


                  • JoeSousa
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2016
                    • 821
                    • Spokane, WA

                    I have used the Fogo Premium and it has been great. Good size pieces, not a lot of dust, and burns hot. Overall the best lump I have used.


                    • kenrobin
                      Charter Member
                      • Jun 2015
                      • 335
                      • San Francisco Bay Area
                      • Cookers
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                        - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

                        - ThermaQ
                        - Thermapen
                        - ChefAlarm
                        - DOT
                        - iGrill2

                      I just finished my first bag of Fogo Premium & I like it a lot (more than Jealous Devil). I bought my bag from Amazon but it appears that they aren't currently selling it. Where do you guys get your bags from?


                      • Huskee
                        Huskee commented
                        Editing a comment
                        ABCbarbecue.com sells FOGO, two 17.6 lbs bags, $40 shipped (cheaper than FOGO's website). Give 'em a look https://abcbarbecue.com/product/fogo...mc=amazingribs

                      • kenrobin
                        kenrobin commented
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                        ofelles Huskee thanks I will check out those links.

                      • Steve B
                        Steve B commented
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                        Hey kenrobin Check out FOGO’s sight. I just got a bunch of their lump bags for way less than Amazon. 8 in total. 4 super premium and 4 premium for an average price of $23 a bag shipped.
                        But they were having a sale.
                        Might still be going on.
                        But ABC might be cheaper still.
                        You gotta shop it around.
                        Last edited by Steve B; September 11th, 2019, 10:21 PM.
                    • Henrik
                      Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 4163
                      • Stockholm, Sweden

                      Man, that is good to hear! I’m gonna order a bunch of bags, that’s for sure! Thank you all for your input!


                      • Steve B
                        Steve B commented
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                        Just mix it up. Henrik. You won’t be disappointed. 👍👊👊
                    • Mudkat
                      Club Member
                      • Feb 2017
                      • 2135
                      • At a river near me, MD
                      • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
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                        One Grill 45" Rotisserie
                        Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
                        Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
                        Cast Iron 9" Skillet
                        Cast Iron 12" Skillet
                        Weber 22 Grill Grates
                        Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

                      Does FOGO add a better smoke flavor to the meat?


                      • Spinaker
                        Spinaker commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I would say not really. It burns clean so the flavor is more neutral.

                      • fkrall
                        fkrall commented
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                        The flavor is definitely neutral--as this group advised me when I started using it, that gives you the opportunity to fine-tune the flavor note you prefer with chunks or chips. I often use FOGO to grill low and slow and Rockwood to sear at the rear for a nice hickory note.
                    • Pequod
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 479
                      • Crozet, VA
                      • Gear
                        • Komodo Kamado 23" Ultimate
                        • Komodo Kamado 32" Big Bad
                        • Medium Konro

                      I use FOGO when I can't get KK Coffee Wood lump. The FOGO Super Premium blocks can be so large it is like dumping a small tree into my charcoal basket -- don't get this trend towards larger and larger blocks. Followed to it's logical conclusion, all I really need is one large, charcoal basket sized chunk with a wick on top. I prefer more normal sized with lots of exposed surface area and airflow.

                      The FOGO smoke smell can be a bit intense, but pretty typical of other lumps. KK Coffee Lump has more normal sized blocks and the smell and flavor it imparts on chicken in particular is spectacular. No other smoke woods needed.


                      • Spinaker
                        Spinaker commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Where is it shipped from? I can probably just LTL it to my office and unload there. Pequod

                      • Pequod
                        Pequod commented
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                        Spinaker - It ships from the KK warehouse in California. Shipping is definitely cheaper to a business address. Generally, Dennis gives us a heads up at the KK forum when he has a shipment inbound from Indonesia. That's the time to get your pre-orders in.

                      • fttank
                        fttank commented
                        Editing a comment
                        It ships specifically from a warehouse in Cerritos, CA. (Close to the Orange County/Long Beach area). I will-called 10 boxes from Dennis and avoided the shipping costs. Still haven't tried it out yet.



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