Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

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Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Squiggle » November 3rd, 2016, 12:05 am

So we've finally got Kingsford briquettes available here in Australia & I was wondering if they can be used in a GF or does it have to be lump charcoal? I haven't had a chance to fire up the kiln as ive been flat out getting ready to open our restaurant on Saturday & I need to do a big cook over the weekend for the grand opening. :beer:


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Pete Mazz » November 3rd, 2016, 2:08 am

They can be used. Is it the blue bag? Throw some wood chunks in as well.


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Squiggle » November 3rd, 2016, 4:53 am

Yeah, the white & blue one.

Cool, I'll give it a go. Thanks Pete. :kewl:


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Pete Mazz » November 3rd, 2016, 7:28 am

Some like them, some don't. I think the orange Royal Oak bag is preferred.


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Squiggle » November 3rd, 2016, 8:09 am

Hopefully we will get a selection of other brands soon, but for now all we have here in Aus is the blue & white original as Kingsford has just hit the country. :kewl:


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by The Czar » November 3rd, 2016, 1:11 pm

If they don't work well...turn the bag upside next time you pour them in....lol!!!


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Rodcrafter » November 3rd, 2016, 8:56 pm

I've heard some say that the binders used in making the blue bag stuff can be tasted in the Q. I only use lump in mine


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Gizmo » November 6th, 2016, 8:35 am

Once you start talking fuel you are really talking voodoo magic - everyone has his own version that he prefers....

In my experience the good ole blue bag kingsford has the most repeatable and consistent output and burning behavior of anything on the market. If you are doing research on different smoker designs and you don't want the fuel to mess with your results then that's the one to go with.

I have never tasted the binder in any brand of briquette - it's borax and essentially inert. I know that part of what you are paying for is left in the ash pan but I figure it's a small price to pay for a reliable product with no surprises. jmtcw ... :D


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Rodcrafter » November 6th, 2016, 2:11 pm

Thanks Gizmo I will use that and give it a try.


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Squiggle » November 6th, 2016, 3:01 pm

Thanks dude, once again you are the giver of wise words. :kewl:


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Post by forty_creek » November 6th, 2016, 6:05 pm

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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Rodcrafter » November 6th, 2016, 7:45 pm

That is for sure


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by KarateDoc » November 6th, 2016, 10:10 pm

I think some of the taste that people experience is when people don't let the smoke burn clean.


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Big T » November 6th, 2016, 11:03 pm

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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by AZ_Smokin' » November 7th, 2016, 10:20 am

I have used Kingsford with wood chunks and Lump with and without wood chunks. The feed back that I get is that the Royal Oak lump is much more flavorful without being too much. I do prefer to use the Lump for sure. I do however back load the lump with Kingsofrd as it does burn for longer. I do this when I am doing long smokes and am going to wrap whatever I am smoking. Kingsford us much cheaper so it is good for just supplying the heat to cook with.

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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Squiggle » November 7th, 2016, 7:05 pm

Yeah, that's how I was thinking of doing it, just finishing off with the briquettes when it's wrapped. :kewl:


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Post by forty_creek » November 7th, 2016, 7:06 pm

True KaratDoc! Too many do not understand clean smoke!


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Squiggle » November 7th, 2016, 7:09 pm

I have to agree as well, the other Qplaces I've been to just don't seem to get it when I was watching their smokers, too much puffy white smoke bellowing out of their stack.


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by KarateDoc » November 8th, 2016, 7:44 am

AZ, that is a great idea using lump for the initial smoke and finishing with Kingsford for the heat after the wrap. I have not used charcoal or lump much. I did when I first started but went to pellets and learned my cooking on pellets. Now that I built my GF, I am going back to Kingsford and lump. This weekend will be the first cook and the wife wants me to do a small rib roast and then a bunch of chicken quarters that we will eat and give some away to friends as taste testers.


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Re: Kingsford briquettes in a GF?

Post by Squiggle » November 8th, 2016, 3:03 pm

:yth:


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