Summer Contest Winner 2014

We are pleased to announce the first contest winner on our Facebook page contest:

Chad Nelson of Fergus Falls, Minnesota!

Chad won an assortment of our premium charcoal: Best of the West Mesquite Lump Charcoal, Best of the West Oak Lump Charcoal and Jim Beam Wood Chips / Best of the West Oak Lump Charcoal. Also a can of Turboflame to light it!

In the month of August, if you liked our facebook page, you had one entry into the prize drawing. If you shared our page, you received another entry for the drawing. Check out our facebook page for more contests and giveaways!

Happy Grilling!

Almost Landed in Walmart

*** Update – Unfortunately, we didn’t get quite enough votes, but maybe we will next time…

Want to see our Jim Beam® Oak Barrel Chips & Charcoal on the shelf at Walmart? So do we!

We have submitted our new Jim Beam® Charcoal product to the Walmart “Get It On the Shelf” program, a new program for Walmart shoppers to vote on products they want to buy.

We’ve used the delicious flavor of Jim Beam® barrels to bring you a wood smoked taste like no other!


We are halfway home!

We have already made it through Walmart’s internal voting, and have made it to the consumer voting round. There is only one product per category, and we beat out all the other contestants in the BBQ category!

The Jim Beam® Oak Barrel Wood Chips with Best of the West Natural Oak Lump Charcoal make a great combination, and the Jim Beam® wood chips are mixed in with our Natural Oak Lump Charcoal.

Get Jim Beam Oak Barrel Chips / Charcoal at Walmart

Please Help by Voting at Walmart

We are asking for your vote. (Note: You can vote once per day up to September 2nd.) Please send the link below to everyone you know. We are very excited, and want to thank you for your help with this.

Please click on this link to cast your vote!

Best of the West Charcoal now at Ira Higdon!

Ira Higdon now has Best of the West 6.6 lb. 100% Mesquite Lump Charcoal and 6.6 lb. Natural Oak Lump Charcoal in their stores.

100% natural and guaranteed to provide great flavor for your grilling / barbecue experience.

Please stop by your local Ira Higdon store and pick up a bag or two….

Ira Higdon stores are located in Georgia, southeastern Alabama and Northern Florida.

Tell em Mesquite Pete sent ya!

New Stores in the South East

Seven new stores are opening soon in the South East under the following store banners:  Quality Foods, Wayfield and Little Giant.

All of these stores carry Best of the West Products.

Check out each store’s website for the date of the Grand Opening and be sure to stop in and take advantage of their great deals and also pickup some Best of the West Mesquite Lump or Natural Oak Lump Charcoal or maybe some Best of the West Wood Smoking Chips!

Happy Grilling!


May is National Barbecue Month and if you haven’t used your grill in a while, now is the time to do it!

National Barbecue Month is the time to try something new!  If you always use briquets, try a lump charcoal like our Natural Oak Lump Charcoal or our award winning 100% Mesquite Lump Charcoal.

Never tried Wood Chips????  Throw a handful of Apple or Hickory on top of your briquets for great flavor.

Apple Wood Chips on Mesquite Lump Charcoal is a great combo that many award winning BBQ Teams use.

Have a gas grill?  You can use chips too!  Add to your grill chip tray or make a packet out of aluminum foil with a new flavor of chips, punch some small holes in the top put near your grill’s heat source and wait a few minutes for the smoke to start and your are ready to cook! (Instructions are included on all of our wood chip products!)

So let’s celebrate National Barbecue Month and get grilling!

Sam’s Clubs have Best of the West Mesquite Lump!

Sam’s Club carries Best of the West 100% Mesquite Lump Charcoal in many locations throughout the country.  In CLUBS NOW!

Sam’s stocks either our 40 lb. bag of Best of the West 100% Mesquite Lump Charcoal or our 20 lb. bag of Mesquite Lump Charcoal.

Most Sam’s Clubs carry our Mesquite Lump Charcoal year round (Except on the East Coast).

Next time you are in your favorite Sam’s, be sure to pick up a bag.  If your local store does not carry it, talk to the store manager and they can order for you.

Happy Grilling!

Best of the West 100% Mesquite Lump Charcoal at Safeway

We are pleased to announce that Best of the West 100% Mesquite Lump Charcoal is now available at Safeway stores in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington).

Also the Safeway stores in Denver, Colorado.

And last but not least, Randalls / Tom Thumb stores in Texas.

If you don’t find Best of the West in your favorite local store, ask the store manager to order some for you.

Best of the West 100% Mesquite is all natural lump charcoal.  Adds the great flavor of mesquite to your foods!

Happy Grilling!