Bring a bad box of coals back to life
So, it was established that I got a bad box of Coconara coals. About two out of every three coals would go out half way through. This was my first bad box, but it was consistent with other user's experience with a faulty box.
Well, not content to lost the $15 I spent on the box, I thought I'd try something.
I spread the coals out on a tray and placed them in the oven at 200 degrees on broil. I left them in there for about two hours. The bad coals smoked good as new all the way through.
Don't throw away your faulty box of coals! Try this first, it's easy, there isn't much mess and you can't over do it. Baking the coals for a long time at a low temperature will, hopefully, thoroughly dry them out!