Re: Coal taste
Coal taste is caused by 3 things -
1) Bad coals. Buy a high quality natural coal like Exotica and don't use quick lights ever
2) Not fully lighting your coals before you use them. Heat them until they are glowing and ash has formed on all sides.
3) Bad heat management. Use the right amount of coal for the type of bowl you use (if you're unsure what that means just ask) and move the coals every few minutes. every 10 minutes or so take the coals off the foil, blow away the dust, and gently scrape away the ash from the coals as they sit in a coal tray. Put the coals back and pull a bit more on the hose then you normally do to get the smoke going again. Replace coals as needed.