2021 ж. 20 Мау.
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Today I will test 3 Major Brands of Lump Charcoal. FOGO, B&B and COWBOY Brands. I will show you how they compare in price, coal size, lighting time, heat regulation, heat recovery and flavor.
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  • I use Royal Oak and B&B for my lump.. B&B is my preference and if you snuff it out can last too.

    George GeoGeorge Geo13 күн бұрын
  • I think some of it is by the 3rd time you got it down.. lol

    George GeoGeorge Geo13 күн бұрын
  • 😎👍💯🌟🌟🌟🌟

    KanzeeKanzeeАй бұрын
  • I like b and b briquettes in my smoker but that cowboy lump is looking pretty good

    PandawdyBobPandawdyBobАй бұрын
  • Cowboy does vary for me on starting also lot of little bits at bottom of bag which I use to mix in with Kingsford or if I use lump seems like about 3# of bits I'll try different types like you did thanks for info

    T RobertsonT RobertsonАй бұрын
  • Good review. Thanks for showing us. Take care.

    Quinn The EskimoQuinn The EskimoАй бұрын
  • FOGO is the only way to go. Chicken is good. Brisket, short ribs, beef cheeks require the good stuff. FOGO

    Super4runner1Super4runner1Ай бұрын
  • It would have been nice to see which one lasted (burned) the longest. That would be a big factor in the price.

    Terry SincheffTerry SincheffАй бұрын
  • FOGO... 17.6 pounds, get less costs more per pound. B&B is 12.99 at academy in Texas... I feel lucky! Great video, Take care.

    View to a GrillView to a GrillАй бұрын
  • I use mostly a Gas Propane Grill, and when I am heating it up to sear the grills I put on Hickory wood that gets fired up on the gas grill to put off smoke. Then lower the heat to 350 to cook. All delicious. I also raise rabbits and are very fresh n tasty on the grill to 180 degs and the meat falls off the bone with nice flavor. I also have 4 bags of charcoal put back for SHTF and 6x total 20 Lb propane tanks. I also have 2x 100 Lb Propane tanks sitting in my storage to fill later on.

    Protect NatureProtect NatureАй бұрын
  • I bought Cowboy for a long time but lately I haven't seen stores in my area carry Cowboy charcoal ...

    Rich Ki.Rich Ki.Ай бұрын
  • I've tried 4 brands of lump and half the bags are broken up so small they fall through the coal grate . The big chunks are good but you don't get much usable chunks . Kingsford or Royal Oak briquettes are a better value .

    randall neilrandall neilАй бұрын
    • I use Dollar store aluminum trays about 2-3" deep pans to keep the charcoal stationary ..

      Rich Ki.Rich Ki.Ай бұрын
  • I'm on the Treasure Coast, thanks for the video.

    64samsky64samskyАй бұрын
  • What would you recommend for a slow brisket smoke ?

    Ben WinbornBen WinbornАй бұрын
    • Use briquettes for a low and slow smoke. Since they’re all the same size it’s much easier to lock your temperature in and they burn longer.

      s draks drakАй бұрын
  • Not impressed with royal oak

    Kevin XKevin XАй бұрын
  • I use B&B Hickory blend!

    G.J.G.G.J.G.Ай бұрын
  • My fave Harder Charcoal HAXLWC33 100 Percent Natural XL Restaurant Style Barbecue Grilling Lump Charcoal, 33 LB Bag. Blows all these away for quality and consistency of burn and aroma.

    Dean BlackburnDean BlackburnАй бұрын
  • The only ones they sell around here where I live is Royal Oak and cowboy I usually start off with briquettes and then when I need to add charcoal I add lump the main reason is it takes me two and a half hours to do my half chicken/ gizzard aluminum foil boats.

    rob raurob rauАй бұрын
  • The best on the market is Hasty Bake.

    matthew adamsmatthew adamsАй бұрын
  • I use FOGO lump…just orderer the premium

    Rick HenryRick HenryАй бұрын
  • Damn locust gettin it done 👍🏻

    Rick HenryRick HenryАй бұрын
  • Thanks

    Joseph KentJoseph KentАй бұрын
  • Great content! I'm a newbie to charcoal and pellet grilling. Keep it up.

    Mike ChamberlandMike ChamberlandАй бұрын
  • I have been dabbling with making charcoal and would like to send you some of mine

    Robert ParsonsRobert ParsonsАй бұрын
  • Seems like every bag I've tried has a few decent chunks on top and nothing but little pieces at the bottom that burn up too quick.

    Joshua LegareJoshua LegareАй бұрын
    • I’ve had that experience with Cowboy.

      matthew adamsmatthew adamsАй бұрын
  • I remember years back when The Cowboy first hit our area it was DIRT Cheap , It was like $4.00 a bag for several years till one day I went to pick up a bag an it had jumped to $12.00 , I was WTF !!! , Since then I only use Royal Oak , a couple times my local store was out a I bought a couple bags of The Walmart brand as I had a couple other things I needed to pick up -- man that stuff was awful it looked like Construction Site Scrapings 1/4 of the bags were damn rocks an big chunks of Clay an what looked like pallet material, Trees don't come with milled looking 1x4 boards you know ,

    Paul RoosterPaul RoosterАй бұрын
    • I’ll never use Cowboy again.

      matthew adamsmatthew adamsАй бұрын
    • For a while they were using leftovers from hardwood flooring plants. At least they are using trees now.

      Backwoods Gourmet ChannelBackwoods Gourmet ChannelАй бұрын
  • Im a royal oak kinda guy

    50TNCSA50TNCSAАй бұрын
    • I prefer royal oak to Cowboy which I will never buy again. I’ll go with briquettes over Cowboy.

      matthew adamsmatthew adamsАй бұрын
  • The Cowboy chunks were impressive, have to give a try one of these days.

    yesitsmarioyesitsmarioАй бұрын
  • Great review of charcoals. Not surprisingly Cowboy Lump was the sort of winner. Royal Oak is my all around favorite. Used it earlier today on new york strips for Dad!!! Love all your videos!!! Make more videos, everyone loves them, all very helpful and informative. Love you all!!! John T

  • Scott,I have tried all 3 of these lumps in my offsets. I had to minimally adjust my vents on all 3. I did notice more fuel consumption using theCowboy Lump, maybe 5 pounds on a 5 hour cook. I’ve also tried Royal Oak which lands in the middle of the other 3 lumps, but at$13/ 30# bag I can live with it. I too noticed that Cowboy Lump has a distinctive odor unlike the others. Since I’m using a large offset and adding wood chunks , I’ll probably stick with the Royal Oak . Great comparison and review. I saw Cabela waiting for a treat . Hope all is well !

    Daddy Dutch BBQDaddy Dutch BBQАй бұрын
  • Good video; I like the charcoal reviews. How would you rate them for Dutch oven cooking?

    IdlewildIdlewildАй бұрын
  • Very interesting thanks for sharing

    Unwrap A SmileUnwrap A SmileАй бұрын
  • I been trying out different charcoal last couple months I just got around to kingsford I'm hoping it does good for the grill and Dutch ovens . Expert grill and walmart brand suck when it comes to Dutch ovens I like it when you review charcoal gives and idea what works and dont work thanks for this video

    Charles GrahamCharles GrahamАй бұрын
  • Nice comparison video! I use B and B lump in my grill and it does burn hot. Have you ever used lump for dutch oven cooking? Also, love the frog chorus in the background...summer music.

    J DJ DАй бұрын
    • I have used lump for Dutch oven cooking. We will be doing some reviews on that application in the future.

      Backwoods Gourmet ChannelBackwoods Gourmet ChannelАй бұрын
  • Mr. Backwoods: I would be interested in seeing what the cook times would be using a Dutch oven and the Weber grill. lump charcoal and briquettes in each. Thanks, Great videos

    Randy MerrellRandy MerrellАй бұрын
  • I would love to see you do video on homemade charcoal. I know there's two ways one is to bury it in the hole in the other is a 55 gallon barrel

    Wes WalkerWes WalkerАй бұрын
    • @Backwoods Gourmet Channel awesome I will have to look for it

      Wes WalkerWes WalkerАй бұрын
    • Check out our channel page. We made it on the Weber Kettle grill.

      Backwoods Gourmet ChannelBackwoods Gourmet ChannelАй бұрын
  • You need to show how to make homemade lump charcoal.

    Kent CostelloKent CostelloАй бұрын
    • Making your own charcoal is a terribly bad idea. The conversion of the wood carbon resource is backwards. If you want to use your own wood carbon for fuel you are much better off to just burn the seasoned wood. Charcoal manufacturers use a controlled process (It's not carbon neutral but it ain't bad.) that gives more Btus per pound of wood than DIY could ever achieve.

      Gerard JohnsonGerard JohnsonАй бұрын
  • Coulda told you Cowboy lump charcoal is the best. It's made in Albany KY. I've worked there as a electrical contractor for the Crace family when the plant was first built. They use retort ovens which make for super consistent batches. Cowboy Charcoal is now owned by Duraflame. I've also worked for 2 Kingsford (Clorox) briquette plants in Kentucky. Kingsford uses retort ovens and a German spiral open hearth. The retorts allow for making liquid smoke by scrubbing the chimney draft with water. Yes liquid smoke is exhaust smoke made from cooking wood to charcoal. Spray water in the chimney, it precipitates with the smoke particles, is collected in the retort, thinned to consistent concentration and bottled for you. And Cowboy Charcoal is pure hardwoods with absolutely no additives. I wish you may great grill cooks with Cowboy Charcoal. Thanks for buying our products.

    Gerard JohnsonGerard JohnsonАй бұрын
    • Thank you for the great information. I could really use a charcoal sponsor due to the amount I burn around here testing and making good content.

      Backwoods Gourmet ChannelBackwoods Gourmet ChannelАй бұрын
  • 👍👍

    Old Farm ShowOld Farm ShowАй бұрын
  • Alot of info, thanks for running the test. Thumbing up.👍

    BlueRidgeMarineBlueRidgeMarineАй бұрын
  • I never use lump charcoal - they burn too hot. I prefer Kingsford briquettes.

    3 Card Monty3 Card MontyАй бұрын
  • Thanks for putting in the time and effort on this one. Lump is always an interesting discussion. You started off stating that all lump is not created equal. All brands are not created equal. Cowboy always seems to get a bad rap and I understand way. It doesn't come from the same plant. I'm not sure how many but I do know it's produced in MO and KY. I use a LOT of Cowboy because I can buy direct from the plant in Albany KY. I have had lengthly conversations with the plant manager regarding quality and consistency. I can tell you they do try to produce a consistent product but they are working with the raw material that changes every day. Do you get crap every now and then? Yep... It's charcoal get over it. Its scrap wood cooked in a large pressure cooker scooped out with a front loader. You should see the amount of metal that they get out of it before it goes into the bag. How about those people that make deer stand ladders with railroad spikes. Overall I have been happy with ALMOST every brand I have tried and I have used a bunch of different ones. I did have one brand that just stunk because it was not made a the correct pressure. It happens... BTW the FOGO was not a 20 pound bag. Good stuff and thanks for the time and effort putting this one together.

    Larry StephensLarry StephensАй бұрын
    • I did throw a caption in there about the 17.5 lb bag. Is was marketed by Ace Hardware as 20lb. Thanks for watching Larry.

      Backwoods Gourmet ChannelBackwoods Gourmet ChannelАй бұрын
  • What about using coals from,our own firepit? How does that compare to briquettes?

    Nancy ArchibaldNancy ArchibaldАй бұрын
  • I use Cowboy Lump charcoal and I do believe it's made here in the USA!!🇺🇸

    MrDp2uMrDp2uАй бұрын
  • Sounds like you have an overpopulation of spadefoot toads lol.

    Scottie WestfallScottie WestfallАй бұрын
  • I use the FOGO in the tan bag, all chunks are as big as soft balls

    Ed KirkpatrickEd KirkpatrickАй бұрын
  • We have the cowboy brand by us, and in my opinion is garbage. I bet I've bought 10 bags and nothing but crumbs, nothing bigger than a 1/2 dollar.

    Vladimir SukmeovVladimir SukmeovАй бұрын
    • I recently bought a bag of Cowboy hardwood lump & half the bag was tongue & groove flooring & a couple of small chunks of 2 by 4s. Used it in my fire barrel instead. Never buying it again.

      Eastside BadgerEastside BadgerАй бұрын
    • I have also had that experience like I mentioned in the video. However, I have not used in in a few years, so I wanted to give it another try. This particular bag was great. If you get a bad bag, take it back to the store.

      Backwoods Gourmet ChannelBackwoods Gourmet ChannelАй бұрын
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    Scottie WestfallScottie WestfallАй бұрын