I'm new to the forum, so please forgive me if the following is a silly question.
Is anyone familiar with these?
They seem to be pressed sawdust bricks, and they're quite common here in Japan. They're pretty cheap (a package of 3 six-ounce bricks is about $3.50 on Amazon Japan), and I've found they work well for cold smoking bacon and salmon in my ECB. You just light them with a plain ol' lighter, and they burn for about 75-90 minutes, without raising the temperature more than 10 degrees above ambient. You don't need any additional fuel or special equipment to use them, and they're available in all sorts of "flavors," including apple, sakura (cherry), oak, whiskey oak, hickory, etc. Just no mesquite.
Does anybody use anything similar?