I also have to come out in defense of Exotica's. Even though I've also had the odd occasion where a coal might break into a few pieces, these occurances are few and far between so as far as I'm concerned these coals are right up there with the best.
It could possibly be with the older batches where these breaking symptoms occur more frequently
Originally Posted by babaganoush123
i put them on the stove till i see that most of the coal is red. if there are some parts that still are black its ok because i take them out put them in the hookah tray and blow on them for 10-15 sec till the heat moves and turns the whole coal red.
I do the exact same thing.