We are long-time users of Basques All-natural Sugar Maple lump charcoal.    It’s been relatively difficult to find in Western Canada for most of our competition history so we had only used it a few times until 2014 – when Lowe’s opened in Regina and we were able to find it on a regular basis.   It smells amazing while its being lit and the performance is great – long burn times, low ash output.


Basques is now a sponsor of Prairie Smoke & Spice and we are thrilled to use the produce in our classes, in competition, and in our summer Ribfest tour.

They are also a sponsor of the Canadian BBQ Society so they are big supporters of the BBQ community in general!

Find Basques at any Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Western Canada.

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