Re: How do you use your Exoticas?
Some cook the whole stick, then break them... many (like myself and Husky) break them into 3rd (or 4ths) before.
As to cracking, mine do but only if I leave them out in the open. The moisture in the seems to affect them a good bit.
They need sustainable heat, so you'll need a gas flame, stove top, ect... just prop them on the heat source and let them cook. After 2 min, rotate them. After 2 more min, rotate them if needed. They're ready when they glow red-hot and are ashed completely over.