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  • Post #121 - June 25th, 2020, 7:13 am
    Post #121 - June 25th, 2020, 7:13 am Post #121 - June 25th, 2020, 7:13 am
    ziggy wrote:
    spinynorman99 wrote:Costco's had a steady supply of Cowboy brand lump hardwood.


    Which location? I haven't necessarily been looking but I haven't noticed it lately (since pandemic) at Lincoln Park. I am now starting to run low and was in the Kalamazoo Costco the other day (Father's day grill trip) and they definitely didn't have any lump.


    Niles
  • Post #122 - June 25th, 2020, 7:52 pm
    Post #122 - June 25th, 2020, 7:52 pm Post #122 - June 25th, 2020, 7:52 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:
    ziggy wrote:
    spinynorman99 wrote:Costco's had a steady supply of Cowboy brand lump hardwood.


    Which location? I haven't necessarily been looking but I haven't noticed it lately (since pandemic) at Lincoln Park. I am now starting to run low and was in the Kalamazoo Costco the other day (Father's day grill trip) and they definitely didn't have any lump.


    Niles


    Thanks. None at Lincoln Park today.
  • Post #123 - June 27th, 2020, 4:54 pm
    Post #123 - June 27th, 2020, 4:54 pm Post #123 - June 27th, 2020, 4:54 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:Costco's had a steady supply of Cowboy brand lump hardwood.


    Cowboy degenerated into way too much dust and small pieces for us.
  • Post #124 - June 27th, 2020, 4:58 pm
    Post #124 - June 27th, 2020, 4:58 pm Post #124 - June 27th, 2020, 4:58 pm
    I have 2 bags of charcoal. I do grilling and i do smoking. I have a big bag of high quality smoking lump and I have the bag with big stuff and small stuff. When I am grilling, I pour into the chimney with the grilling bag and any big pieces go into the bag of smoking.
  • Post #125 - July 26th, 2020, 8:02 am
    Post #125 - July 26th, 2020, 8:02 am Post #125 - July 26th, 2020, 8:02 am
    Tough times for my lump charcoal habit out here in the west burbs.

    I haven't seen Royal Oak since May. Home Depot had Frontier last time I shopped there and it was crap. Lowe's had stocked Cowboy, which I can work with, until recent weeks. But now both stores are briquettes only.

    I may have to drive the extra mile to check out Menard's or pay the extra buck to Ace. But for now, I'm working with Ridge briquettes with adjunct wood chips depending on the cook. #suburbandadproblems
  • Post #126 - July 26th, 2020, 8:14 am
    Post #126 - July 26th, 2020, 8:14 am Post #126 - July 26th, 2020, 8:14 am
    Check Walmart for Royal Oak.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #127 - July 27th, 2020, 6:23 am
    Post #127 - July 27th, 2020, 6:23 am Post #127 - July 27th, 2020, 6:23 am
    I saw lump charcoal at Gordon Food Service about a week ago. I believe it's their own brand.
  • Post #128 - July 28th, 2020, 9:51 pm
    Post #128 - July 28th, 2020, 9:51 pm Post #128 - July 28th, 2020, 9:51 pm
    I saw Royal Oak lump charcoal at Mariano's in Bannockburn today.
    Cathy2

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  • Post #129 - July 30th, 2020, 4:07 pm
    Post #129 - July 30th, 2020, 4:07 pm Post #129 - July 30th, 2020, 4:07 pm
    Ace, Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Menard's in Tinley Park/Orland Area are out. This appears to be a perfect supply chain issue set in a spiral by Covid19 as it appears there is or was a manufacturing shut down, followed by demand. With everyone cooking at home, supplies running short. My local Ace says they havent had a shipment of lump or briquets in months. Add lump to aluminum cans, coins, yeast, Miracle Grow, Lysol products, and of course condoms.
  • Post #130 - July 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm
    Post #130 - July 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm Post #130 - July 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm
    I've mentioned this before but if you are desperate, firewood turns to charcoal in your Weber. You just have to plan ahead a bit.
    i used to milk cows

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