Re: Swift_Lite QLs WTF ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
The big thing with quicklites is to make sure that the coal has completely ashed over before you put it on the bowl. The whole thing needs to be white/glowing red, or else you'll get the taste of the accelerant in your smoke. All QLs will smell when lighting, however, and in my experience most will smell if you douse them in water.
It's also possible that swiftlites are really crappy coals. Crappy quicklites are really not worth smoking with, but if you stick to the better brands (akhla, 3k, golden, etc.), they're really convenient and a good smoke.