Originally Posted by jemezspring
The biggest downside to the briqs is the tar like smell while igniting. Burn time can be great for both but I do have to pack the lump to get a uniform burn.
Which is one main reason I didnt like the briqs...the smell was like a chemical. The lump simply smells like something you want to throw meat on from the moment you light it. And yeah...packin it does help a lot.