This has been bothering me for a while. I buy the red bag, Royal Oak lump at Wal-Mart. It is highly rated on NakedWhiz.com.
Thing is, it has a smell to me I don't like. I'm careful to burn the new coal till there's no smoke coming off it, so that's not the problem.
Last night I did a cook and my wife loved it. I was very unhappy with it. To me the Royal Oak gives off some sort of "chemical" smell. Always has, bag after bag after bag.
So I need a reality check. I think this is just me and I'm gonna have to switch brands.
Has anyone else experienced this dislike of the Royal Oak aroma?