Originally Posted by bpetruzzo
Just had one of the three I used go out. The one on the left is out. It went out all of a sudden. The one of the right fell apart when I tried to pick it up, at the one on the top is still going fine. I think it must be a bad box. It's just frustrating cause they light normally. And I can never tell if they're going to have problems till the lest 20 minutes of smoking.
I've always stored the coals in the wood box, so I don't think that's the problem. But I guess it could be. Unfortunately, there's isn't really another place to keep them. Perhaps I could seal the boxes in ziploc bags first?
This is exactly what mine did. No amount of tweaking / hole poking / extra heating / ect. can fix it. You've got bad coals my friend. Ditch em.