Originally Posted by Cheechburner
some people say they start with.. ex: 3 coals then drop down to 2.
what do u do with the lit coal thats not needed just toss it or can u put it out and reuse it
Generally you would place the 3rd lit coal in the try, it's likely you will need to put it back on as the two coals get smaller.
I have put coals out with water, let them dry for a few days and reused them, but it's really not worth it in my opinion.