Exotica coals breaking apart
Sorry for the newb question as I have been smoking my own hookah for only 2 weeks now.
I use Exotica coals to smoke my shisha but they seem to always break apart easily after they are lit. I always wait until they are ashed over before putting them onto my bowl. When handling them with my tongs to place them onto the bowl the coals end up splitting apart. Is this normal? Do I have an old box of coals?
They're lit with the $10 Walgreens coil stove until red hot and the coals are broken into 4 pieces.