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  • Mark V
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    I tried FOGO one time, in a Big Green Egg. First, there were chunks as big as my head, that is not good. Trying to break it up didn't work, made too much of a mess. Maybe they have done better in the last year or two. But, for the first time in 20 years with the Big Green Egg, that stuff flared up late and I had a 400 degree oven on my hands when I was expecting it to hold at 250 like every other lump I had ever cooked with. I have stayed away from it, tossed the bag I had.

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  • pjlstrat
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    Thought I would give this a bump......For those with Komodo's are you using the the FOGO Super Premium or Premium.? I have been using the Super Premium in my Primo XL for about a year now and been happy...For the most part....The chunks are HUGE. But they are a pain to get lit!! I did 6 racks of babybacks for a recent Christmas party and wrestled to get it lit, wrestled to get to temp, and to hold. (Probably the worst batch of ribs I have made in a long time, People ate them, but I was not happy with them.....I was considering dropping to the premium for increased surface area, should be easier to light....or maybe a mix of both........Or maybe I am overthinking this like I do with everything else

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  • fkrall
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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.

  • grillinglousiana
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    I use fogo on my green egg and barrell house cooker all the time,b&b brickets on my PK orginal for steaks.

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  • au4stree
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    Originally posted by ColonialDawg View Post
    I’m guess I’m the outlier in the group. I tried FOGO and didn’t care for it. Too many small pieces, dust, and crumbs for my liking.

    I prefer B&B lump personally. Larger, more conistent pieces and very little dust/crumbs. It burns hot and produces very little ash.
    I'm in the same boat ColonialDawg . I tried 2 bags and got the same results, smaller pieces and didn't notice a difference in burn times, compared to my B&B lump. I realize any brand of charcoal is subject to how it is handled by shipper/carrier, but cannot justify the price of Fogo, at this time. This is especially true since B&B or RO lump is so readily available and consistent in my area.

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  • grillinglousiana
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    i use all the different fogo,and b&b,on steaks on my pk orginal,fogo in green egg,and barrel house

  • Henrik
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    Great, thanks for the input!

  • Alphonse
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    I use three different Fogo offerings - their Super Premium, Quebracho, and Marabu. I am a fan of all three.

    As Pequod mentioned the Super Premium is a bit large and I will likely shift to Premium when my stock is depleted. I use it in kamados.

    The Marabu is no longer available but they've hinted they will try to stock it again. I use it in a Konro grill. While I don't have a lot of experience with it. The Konro is quite new but I can tell you the Marabu is dense and hot! Hopefully it will be stocked again by Fogo before my stock runs out.

    The Fogo Quebracho is dense. It is made from ironwood and it burns hot as well. I use it on PK360 to grill steaks and the like. It is a champ at that.

    BTW, I have and use Jealous Devil as well. I think it is similar to the Fogo Quebracho.

    As you can tell, I like Fogo. I will also buy more Jealous Devil when my stock depletes.

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  • Bobmcgahan
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    I tried the Kamado Joe Big Blocks and really didn’t like it. It took forever to get the lumps lit. This may simply be an issue with big lump charcoal. I decided to stick with Kingsford Competition. I don’t see any difference in flavor.

  • radshop
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    Just in case you're still not convinced, here's my FOGO mini review after my first bag a few months ago. https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...872#post706872

    tldr; I'm a fan. Actually finished off my second bag now and will be buying more soon.

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  • kelton
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    I’ve tried JD and FOGO and they’re both really good. I think JD may burn a little hotter but it gives a different sort of smoke which I think takes some getting use too. Rock wood is also pretty good as well very mild smoke.

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  • Spinaker
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    Yep! That is a great idea! Craigar

  • Craigar
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    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.

  • fttank
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    I'm a big Fogo fan myself. Only have used the Super Premium. I'm currently working on a bag of Kamado Joe Big Block: low ash, very big chunks (overall I think larger than Fogo SP). Would buy it again. Costco always has bags when they have the Kamado Joe Road Show in the warehouse.

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  • fttank
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    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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