Re: 2 things I'm wondering about
Fantasia Pink Lemonade smells GOOD smoking....maybe try a different flavor like people mentioned above.
I use a cheap front door mat to catch ashes and the occasional dropped coal. It has a few burn marks....but has protected the carpet below just fine. A tile or something similar would be more "burn resistant" but you'd be hard pressed to get something the same size as a doormat....for the price. You would have to drop a red hot coal....and let it sit there....for a long time to get through the carpet to the carpet below.