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  • Post #151 - May 1st, 2021, 1:21 pm
    Post #151 - May 1st, 2021, 1:21 pm Post #151 - May 1st, 2021, 1:21 pm
    G Wiv wrote:The downside is Wall-Mart, check out took 35-minutes, mainly due to gift cards, and they are ALL Self Checkout now. Worse done gots worser.

    I think I'd rather cook on gas than shop at Wal-Mart. :shock:

    FYI, Zier's in Wilmette had the red, 15-pound bags of Royal Oak lump back in stock today. I didn't buy any, so I didn't ask about the price.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #152 - May 1st, 2021, 4:42 pm
    Post #152 - May 1st, 2021, 4:42 pm Post #152 - May 1st, 2021, 4:42 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I think I'd rather cook on gas than shop at Wal-Mart. :shock:

    Bride had gift certificates, she wanted Miracle-Gro Potting Mix. Wal-Mart stocks Miracle-Gro Potting Mix. When the bride buys anything over tenish pounds I'm the mule.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #153 - May 1st, 2021, 5:31 pm
    Post #153 - May 1st, 2021, 5:31 pm Post #153 - May 1st, 2021, 5:31 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I think I'd rather cook on gas than shop at Wal-Mart. :shock:

    Bride had gift certificates, she wanted Miracle-Gro Potting Mix. Wal-Mart stocks Miracle-Gro Potting Mix. When the bride buys anything over tenish pounds I'm the mule.

    Yeah, understood. I didn't mean to bash, was just wrestling with my own personal limits.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #154 - June 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
    Post #154 - June 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm Post #154 - June 14th, 2021, 3:33 pm
    20 lb bags of Royal Oak Chef's Select available for $11 at Fresh Farms on Golf.

    Giovanna
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    "Enjoy every sandwich."

    -Warren Zevon
  • Post #155 - June 14th, 2021, 4:49 pm
    Post #155 - June 14th, 2021, 4:49 pm Post #155 - June 14th, 2021, 4:49 pm
    Giovanna wrote:20 lb bags of Royal Oak Chef's Select available for $11 at Fresh Farms on Golf.

    I spotted 20-pound bags of Nature-Glo, Royal Oak's foodservice counterpart, at Fresh Farms on Touhy today. I wasn't shopping for charcoal, so I didn't note the price.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #156 - June 28th, 2021, 8:52 pm
    Post #156 - June 28th, 2021, 8:52 pm Post #156 - June 28th, 2021, 8:52 pm
    Giovanna wrote:20 lb bags of Royal Oak Chef's Select available for $11 at Fresh Farms on Golf.

    FF Touhy, though its briquettes not lump charcoal. Decent price, good product, far as briquettes go, not my style.

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    Natural Lump Charcoal, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #157 - July 6th, 2021, 4:23 pm
    Post #157 - July 6th, 2021, 4:23 pm Post #157 - July 6th, 2021, 4:23 pm
    Fresh Farms on Golf had what seemed to be a huge supply of charcoal today, including 20-pound bags of Nature-Glo for $19.99 . . .

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    Charcoal @ Fresh Farms on Golf - 21.0706

    Is the shortage over? If so, I expect a huge amount of barely used Weber kettles to start showing up on ebay, craigslist etc. very soon.

    Having scrounged my way around the charcoal shortage during the pandemic, I have to say that Royal Oak went from being my favorite to being on the low end of my range. Just about every other brand I burned was superior, even the Nature-Glo, which I realize is a Royal Oak brand.

    The Royal Oak stuff is usually really small pieces and there are almost always rocks in it. It burns too fast and leaves a lot of unburned pieces and messy residue. Having used Wicked Good, Rockwood and B&B more frequently during the pandemic made me realize how much I like them, even for everyday grilling. They burn a lot longer and cleaner, leaving behind fully burned piles of very light, white ash.

    =R=
    Same planet, different world

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