OK guys, I never used lump hardwood charcoal before, but I've read about various kinds on this forum & other places. The only time I use any kind of charcoal is when I break out my little Hibachi to make a couple quick steaks, hot dogs, or burgers for me & the Mrs. So I finally bought a bag of "Cowboy Lump Charcoal" to give it a try.
I lit it in my chimney starter. It was spitting & carrying on when I carried it over to my Hibachi. I thought for a minute I was back in 'Nam! Bang---Zing---Bap-Bap-Bap-----Hot pieces were flying all over the place. I had to put it on my gas grill & close the lid to keep from getting hit & to keep hot flying pieces from landing under my deck in the mulch & starting a fire!!!
I think I'll go back to charcoal !
Can anyone tell me what that was all about???
It isn't wet or anything.