Re: what do you think about quick lite coals?
I have had mixed experiences. I got some QL coals, and tried them. I liked the convenience of just lighting one, and letting the coal "sparkle", then dropping on the foil, and smoking. You must light the coal OUTSIDE, and let all of the pre-light fuel burn up BEFORE dropping the coal on the foil. The QL had virtually no taste at all.
I got a different brand, and tried them. The first coal was GROSS! It tasted like diesel fuel. I threw the whole batch away.
Now, I mostly use japanese style. They are a bit of a hassle to light, I prefer a blowtorch-type lighter.