Anyone try Charcoal Pellets?

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I was just about to post on this topic. I picked up some lumber Jack pellets. Competition blend, Char Hickory, and Hickory. Did pizzas with a.mix of 40% CharHickory and 60% Competiiton. I found this to be a excellent mix. Pizzas came out really good. The char Hickory pellets i believe helps with temps and recovery after opening the cooker. Never seen my smokfire burn so hot so fast reaching 400 degrees. I would highly recommend. I also used them for my brisket and pork.shoulder that is still going. Charhickory25% and comp blend 75%. I have only used the weber pellets prior to this. 15 bucks a bag at Dicks Sporting goods here in south jersey.
 

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Thanks! Gonna try, just ordered up some from dicks Sporting goods. been using pit boss comp lately but its too mild and wasn’t real happy with my last cook. Smoke was a cardboard plus graham cracker smell if that makes sense.
 

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Thanks! Gonna try, just ordered up some from dicks Sporting goods. been using pit boss comp lately but its too mild and wasn’t real happy with my last cook. Smoke was a cardboard plus graham cracker smell if that makes sense.
You will be very happy with the lumberjack pellets..keep us posted!
 

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Dicks will match internet prices. Rural King sells all Lunberjack pellets for $8.88 a 20 lb bag. Before COVID-19 you could go to their service desk and show them the price. Then they would ship them to you for free if they did not have them in stock. I bet if you called them or emailed them they would still match the internet price. You can also order from Rural King and they will ship them for a few. I think there are even cheaper places to buy them but not that much cheaper.
 

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I haven’t tried the charcoal pellets yet but I just bought a bag from Walmart, will try soon
 

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Dicks will match internet prices. Rural King sells all Lunberjack pellets for $8.88 a 20 lb bag. Before COVID-19 you could go to their service desk and show them the price. Then they would ship them to you for free if they did not have them in stock. I bet if you called them or emailed them they would still match the internet price. You can also order from Rural King and they will ship them for a few. I think there are even cheaper places to buy them but not that much cheaper.
Great price..will be ordering more from them! Thanks!
 
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I found some pit boss charcoal pellets at wallyworld today and my lumberjack char hickory will be here on Thursday. Be interesting to compare the two.
 

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Just ordered some from Dicks and they did price match Rural King. Only downside is they are super busy so it was 45 minutes until I got an associate, then 20 more minutes for them to do the order online. They have to fill out some form for each price match. Three bags for just under $35!
 

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Guess i need to make a call. Just ordered more. Rural king shipping was very expensive. There great if you curbside pickup!
 

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Guess i need to make a call. Just ordered more. Rural king shipping was very expensive. There great if you curbside pickup!
I switched to Lumberjack pellets over a month a go and haven’t looked back. For my area Dick’s is free shipping to the door if you order plenty. Rural King is a county away and not worth the trip. Love me some Lumberjack pellets. Can’t say enough good things about them.
 
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Did a pizza today using the Pit Boss Charcoal. It was too high temp for a lot of smoke but the smoke profile is definitely different than wood - a bit milder. Too bad I messed up the pizza. It stuck to the pizza screen. And it was my best crust prep too, it was actually round and looked like a real pizza. Oh well, live and learn.
 

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I’ve always heard good thinks about Lumberjack. Need to pick some up.
 

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Check Lumberjack for dealers. Like someone else said here, I found a "dealer" nearby that sells them for $10 for a 20lb bag. It's really just some guy selling them out of his garage. He said that he buys at least a ton at a time.
 

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All I use is Pitboss Charcoal for hamburgers or Barbq chicken. To me it tastes just like my Weber performer. I use them all the time now
 

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What do people recommend for a Lumberjack pellet flavor that is best suited for cooking everything? I am not crazy about the idea of changing pellets when I cook pork vs chicken vs. beef, so looking for recommendations for best all around pellet flavor.

Maybe I would switch for a long cook like a brisket, but other than that would prefer to stick to one flavor.
 
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What do people recommend for a Lumberjack pellet flavor that is best suited for cooking everything? I am not crazy about the idea of changing pellets when I cook pork vs chicken vs. beef, so looking for recommendations for best all around pellet flavor.

Maybe I would switch for a long cook like a brisket, but other than that would prefer to stick to one flavor.
Probably a competition blend for all around. But just to throw a monkey wrench in there, I just tried pit boss mesquite and man that has a nice flavor. got it at wally world in think about 8 bucks but don't quote me on that.
 

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