Re: Battle of the non quickstarts!
I like coconara they leave no flavor, heat well, and last long. But they take a while to light. The Al Awa'el coals are a bit fragile. I noticed a little bit of taste but it was less than anything I ever got from a QL. They did tend to break easily while ashing. And for exoticas....I tried a few sticks that I got from a friend. They kinda splintered while heating so when I went to ash them they broke. And for their size they did not heat as well as other coals. Maybe I got a bad batch...well now there is another issue with em Bad batches have been reported. Some with like twist ties and crap stuck in the coal itself!