Originally Posted by larrypzlast
Perhaps since FD lives overseas the coals could've picked up some moisture during shipping across the Atlantic? That would certainly catalyze the growth of mildew on those coals. Just a theory. As for the white stuff the bottom of my sticks have a white powder-like subtance that doesn't have a smell (its the binding). I got my exoticas from Mahir and they rock
my first exoticas i got from mahir also! i used one from the top row and it didnt do too good, cracked like dry mud, broke all over my bowl, etc. i was startled by this so i went to the local store to buy another box and compare them. i used a stick from the top row, they did the same. but every stick underneath works like a charm!