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    How do you buy your charcoal

    Hi All,

    I was wondering, for all you charcoal grillers out there, how do you buy it? In 8 or 10kg bags or do you buy bulk to keep costs a little lower?

    I guess I'm really wondering if buying in bulk might keep the costs a little lower

    Mike

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    I look for the dual 20 lb. bags on sale at the big stores. Best value by far. The smaller the bag, the higher the cost, in my experience

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      #3
      Yeah I guess thats my experience too! Its always interesting to see what people who've been doing this for a while do. You often pick things up knowledge without even realising it

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        #4
        Costco in my area always has the Kingsford competitions briquets on sale in a two pack. I usually get those when avaialbe. But typically i buy my charcoal using a credit card, sometimes cash....

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          #5
          Kingsford blue here. I too look for the Home Depot two 20lb'ers for $10 at the holidays, you just can't beat that deal with two sticks. Even when the deal isn't on, two 20s for $20 is still better than the small bags at the regular grocery or hardware stores. I always do quick math to see the per/lb price. If it's over .50/lb (the home depot non-sale price) then I move on. Less than .50 lb is a good deal.

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            #6
            Just got three bags of the B & B Hardwood briquettes 17.6 pound bags at Academy for $9.99 a pop

            Normally I pay almost $7 for an 8.8 pound bag.

            Kingsford I get that twin pack when I can of 13.9 pounders, I think...can't think in pounds or kilos right now

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              #7
              As A Prime Member with Amazon, I have ordered lump charcoal from South America in 40 pound bags, at a very good price, and use it in my Primo XL. Some of the best lump charcoal that I have found, and have used.
              Last edited by dscott; July 16, 2014, 09:47 PM.

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                Originally posted by dscott View Post
                As A Prime Member with Amazon, I have ordered lump charcoal from South America in 40 pound bags, at a very good price, and use it in my Primo XL. Some of the best lump charcoal that I have found, and have used.

                Actually that leads to another good question! Since I've had my weber I've made sure I used briquettes, it sounds like you're using lumpwood, what are the benefits from your perspective?

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                  #9
                  My goto charcoal is Kingsford blue bag. I look for the 2x20 lb bag deals like everyone else. When I use lump I go with Hasty Bake lump charcoal. It's far superior to anything else I've tried. Amazon has a very good deal on it. 5 10lb bags for $60. This is supposed to be the same Lump as Ozark Oak, just branded Hasty Bake. When I want super hot charcoal I use B&B or Kingsford competition.

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                    #10
                    I normally buy the Kingsford 2x20 bags from Home Depot for $20 ....lump all I can usually find is Cowboy Lump Charcoal around here....but I cant really say I hunt for it.

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                      Originally posted by jrobertson50 View Post
                      Costco in my area always has the Kingsford competitions briquets on sale in a two pack. I usually get those when avaialbe. But typically i buy my charcoal using a credit card, sometimes cash....
                      +1 Dual bags of Kingsford Competiton at Costco are my go to.

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                        #12
                        The new Costco in North FTW caries enormous bags of Stubbs lump. It's awesome. So glad we found that since the stuff from Kroger was somewhat lacking.

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                          #13
                          Same s most people around here Kingsford blue bag whenever it's dirt cheap whether I need any at that particular moment or not. I know I'll go through it.

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