BBQ FAQ Section 8.6

 

8.6 How much does lump charcoal and smoking wood cost?

-------------------

[How much does lump charcoal cost?]

Editor--A summary of several posts--

List members report lump charcoal prices in bags of 20 pounds to be between $6 and $10 per bag (in early 1998). In 40 pound bags it can be a little cheaper per pound, running $10 to $18 per bag. the larger to package size, the cheaper per pound. Shop around as prices in a single city can vary 50-80%.

-------------------

[How much does smoking wood cost?]

Prices for smoking hardwoods will vary with your location. Prices are as of early 1998 include delivery and splitting. Where there is lots of hardwood, like in parts of the south, hickory can cost you as little as $75 a cord. In Carlsbad NM, you can buy a cord of pecan for $110. In the hill country of Texas, you can get a cord of oak for $80. In Southern California, where hardwoods are scarce, a cord of oak or mesquite costs $400, a cord of almond about $280. In Virginia, a mixed cord of hickory and oak runs $135. In central Illinois, a cord of mostly oak with some hickory and maple mixed in runs $90-100. In western Connecticut, a cord of oak with a little hickory and maple thrown in will cost you about $90. In Southern Oregon, a cord of oak runs $120, pear wood about $150.

Search the FAQ

Go to the Table of Contents

Download the FAQ in different formats!

Download all the recipes in the FAQ!

BBQ FAQ Ver 1.0, 2.0 1997, 1998 William W. Wight. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 25, 1999
Hit Counter

 
Copyright 1998, 1999  - This site, the name, it's contents, and graphics are the exclusive property of the The Pitmaster and are in no way associated with the Rick Thead Mailing List.   All rights are claimed and reserved. Web space provided courtesy of  Web site Design and Hosting Services
Maintained by The Pitmaster