Re: Al-Amir Hmmm...
I'm not aware of any fake Al Amir on the market. It sounds like, if you are tasting your coals, that they may not be thoroughly lit.Pease be sure your coals are THOROUGHLY lit on both sides before smoking. Otherwise, you could get ill.
I've tried te AA melon and can assure you that it should not taste like ash(ass,...maybe).You may also be burning your tobacco.