Originally Posted by kalutika
A batch of the new ones has been doing that too me as of late. I had one giving off nasty plastic smelling smoke while I was lighting it recently. Took a long time to burn off but once it was gone the coal was ok.
Same here. I have a box of the new ones and for the most part they give of less odor than the old ones, but once in awhile even the new ones still give off a bad smell. I think I'm going to switch over exclusively to Starlight naturals. I can get them locally a whole lot cheaper than I can get any coal online.