Originally Posted by mattathayde
zen where are you located?
im in va where its about as humid as it can get most of the year and even smoking out side at night i dont have issues
im in the desert in utah, which is just about as dry as it can get.
I think because it is so dry here, charcoal, naturally, releases the humidity it has absorbed in a different climate while burning, which causes the cracks, splits, crumbling and dousing of the Exotica coal; they are not very dense, so they might have absorbed more moisture quickly then denser coals. Acclimating them did not seem to work though...