Re: Harshness for no reason?
It sounds like you had too much heat on it, next time when you remove the coals and purge, only replace it with one or two coals. AF is generally pretty moist, and is pretty damned difficult to burn. We just got some AF plum in, never had a problem with it. Next time, start off the bowl with 3 - 4 coals, then go down to two within 3 - 5 minutes. It could help