Re: Bad or Old Exoticas?
I aim for 1/4th pieces normally, they still split. Some will, others won't - I have noticed that the "remainder" of the fresh stick, will tend to split if not used within a day of breaking the first chunk off (or leaving it out, which I have a habit of doing - easier access to more coal in a session). So maybe the exposure to air is affecting mine...
Still doesn't explain the yellow flame king got.