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Old August 9th, 2009, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Al Ajdad Coals vs the rest of the naturals -

There are a couple of different brands of finger coals that come in a red bag, but these are fairly easy to find in shops and do match the description. And they do almost completely ash.

I'll try to find a vendor with flat rate shipping and try the coco's out.

Originally Posted by myka View Post
These don't sound too bad, fully lighting in 2 minutes and no taste. Pretty good, how long do they last?
They do not last very long (maybe that's a sacrifice paid due to the fast lighting for a natural). Plan on 30 min for a 2"-2.5" section with less than ideal heat output (fine for a small bowl, but not for the standard Egyptian that came with my KM). I just smoked a bowl of Nakhla Cherry and (2) 2+" sections barely got me to "acceptable" amounts of smoke. They are made of olive. If I do get any taste from them, it's a light milky taste that I associate with the smoke. I still like them a lot more than the QL's, and they are perfect for setting up my QT with the stock bowl. They're just too much maintenance to smoke on the KM without having to ash/add every few minutes.
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