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Old 09-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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CobbUSA getting more Lokkii Charcoal disks

CobbUSA http://www.cobbq.com/cobb-fire-and-smoke.html emailed me saying they will be shipping them late Oct. 2011.
They were available 2 years ago in the US, but have since vanished from any vendor here in the US. I culled the net for about 4 hours using any means possible to purchase them. Europe has plenty (for some odd reason). I ended up buying some on eBay (rarely auctioned) but they haven't arrived yet. They came to about $3 per disk, shipping included. The ones from Cobb will cost $3 per + shipping.

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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hmmmm? It was just a heads up for US Cobb Grill users. I've seen many a post elsewhere of Cobb Grill users lamenting they can't get them anymore.

Now they can, err, in about a month. It'll probably be the only place you can order them within the United States, which to me is mind boggling. I saw many a pic of asian warehouses with tons in boxes stacked to the ceiling waiting for a distributor.
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hmmmm? It was just a heads up for US Cobb Grill users. I've seen many a post elsewhere of Cobb Grill users lamenting they can't get them anymore.

Now they can, err, in about a month. It'll probably be the only place you can order them within the United States, which to me is mind boggling. I saw many a pic of asian warehouses with tons in boxes stacked to the ceiling waiting for a distributor.
Edit: I'm a gadget freak and I find this method of gadget bbq'ing on a smaller scale almost a hobby of mine each summer.

About these bbq Cobb fuel disks, they're the instant lite kind and probably have a shelf life. Even so, I think they're neat, literally.
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I didn't know that Cobb grills used a proprietary fuel.
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I didn't know that Cobb grills used a proprietary fuel.
They don't. You can use ordinary briquettes.


I almost ordered a Cobb grill a few weeks ago when Woot had it as their featured product for a day.
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They don't. You can use ordinary briquettes.


I almost ordered a Cobb grill a few weeks ago when Woot had it as their featured product for a day.
I haven't looked at on (online) in a few years. I thought I remembered them using regular charcoal... I sure hope all those Cobb grill users weren't waiting on that one particular fuel.
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The Cobb DOES use ordinary charcoal, but there is an ease of use factor using one briquette, especially if camping where you don't want to haul along a bag of charcoal, a firestarter, lighter fluid.
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I don't want to sound too skeptical but they want $12.50 for 4 briquettes? That seems a tad excessive to me. Am I missing something?
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That seems a tad excessive to me. Am I missing something?
No...not really. The grill itself is rather pricey as well. Some may buy those pricey briquettes for special occasions like camping or boating and use regular charcoal for everyday grilling.
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