Mine has lots of crunchies, brownish red in color, in the shape of the coal. A lot of it will turn to powder when rubbed between my thumb and finger , but some is harder and crumbles. There's a small amount of pieces that appear barely burned and are hard. I was expecting mainly fine ash but, there isn't much of that. Running at 50% feed, I have around 3" of ash at the end of the chute.