I have always hated cowboy lump because of all of the wood scraps which looked like large pieces of plywood.
I bought 2 bags to investigate after reading how the contents of the bag has changed. I loaded the smoker and found that I had all very large pieces of true lump charcoal. No signs of scrap wood of any type.
I also measured the small particles of charcoal and found a had about a cup.
Wow what a comeback for cowboy....
I'm going to buy more today..
Humphrey's DownEast Beast W/BBQ Guru