I am a new egger. I used my first bag of Greeg Egg charcoal practicing and getting familiar with the egg. I love it!
For my second bag of charcoal, I tried a dealer recommended off brand.
I have used it twice and it pops constantly and throws tons of ash all over the place! I had to whipe thick ash off the pizza stone to put the pizza on. TOTALLY different than the Green Egg charcoal. I have never seen sparks pop out the bottom vent like this.
The bag is "The Original Charcoal Company", Charlotte NC, "made in Argentina". The bag is brown with black letters and no graphics or coloring. (35#, $30.00)
Is this normal for "cheaper" off brand charcoals? Did I just learn my lesson early?? Any experience with this charcoal? I was shocked to be so unhappy with it after the dealer said it was great.