Re: bad coals?
I primarily use Voldermort QL's and Nats....because that's all I currently have. The smell when lighting them is a little loud to say the least, and until they get good and ashed over there is a little bit of a chemical taste. I don't think they're terrible coals, but my reasons for not buying them isn't related to the product. As far as the new and improved ones go, the smoke production, cracking and sputtering has been fixed....A littel but it isn't gone completely. But they still smell like ass, and require a blow torch or coil burner to light anyway so why not just get some Nats?