Re: bad coals?
True Sambooka, but now, since he's banned, they get more flamed than before..
I never had any bad coals, tried Cocobrico, Bamboocha and Starlight Cilinder nats.
Starlight were the best I've used so far, one cilinder (25 = 1 kg) gave me one good bowl, they were easy to lit, no smell, just nice!
Bamboocha coals smell a bit when litting, they lit faster than other nats imo.
Cocobrico are little harder to lit (maybe just for me, I use a gas stove), but two of them is enough for me (with windcover as back up) to give good heat, and they are really cheap! 72 pieces for €2,50.