Picked up a bag of this stuff several weeks ago, but haven't used it. Cooking some butts tonite so I'm going to try it out. I cleaned the egg out real good and started filling the firebox w/ the WGC. Those are some big chunks of lump! Looked like they cut down a phone pole! Seriously, I pulled at least 4 chunks out that I thought were too big. At least they would take up too much room in the firebox. Lots of stuff is very round and smooth, like round stock. Found one piece of nylon string, but no other junk. I plan on using my chimney to get it started (filled w/ Royal Oak since I read this stuff might me a little harder to light. I'll spread the hot coals over the rest of the WGC and see how long it takes to get a good fire going. Wish me luck and hope the fire lasts all nite. I really don't want to have to get up and tend it (gonna be COLD tonite).