I just restocked on Lazzari mesquite lump and noticed that this stuff has a strong, kind of weird smell when lit. After letting it burn and settle in for 20+ mins the smell is diminishing.
My last bag of Lazzari (which was also my first bag) wasn't like this. It was ready to cook on in 5-10 mins.
Is this sort of variability within the same brand common?
No big deal if it is... just curious what to expect in the future.