Re: Cutting Finger coals
Just use a small saw (think leatherman or pocket knife saws) to score the finger on each side. Actually, you only really need to score about 3/4 of the way around--leaving one side untouched seems to work better. Light your coals as normal and then when you need a small chunk, use your tongs to apply pressure to the scored area. Works like a charm... they are much more manageable unbroken when lit, and also much easier to break as desired.