Re: Exotica coals breaking apart
You most likely got a very old batch of Exoticas.
I got done with a very old batch a month ago and that batch was horrible! No imparted taste but every 1/3 I use pretty much broke on me.
I recommend getting the new batches with the inspection sticker (small white circle that is inside one of the box's flaps). They are the best ones I have tried so far and they hardly break.