Re: the perfect coal
Part of what make Exotica's the best natural coal is that you can adjust the size of the coal you need. It takes like 2 minutes to score and break a coal into 4 pieces. I don't bother to cut the whole box up at once. I cut one coal into 4 pieces, when I run out of pieces I cut up another one. Coconut coals suck. They take too long to get fully red, they ash like sand, you have to flip them every 5-10 minutes or they start going out and taste awful, and they are expensive. Also 1 coconut coal is not enough for a standard egyptian clay bowl and 2 is too much heat.