Firstly I am from the UK, I don't currently burn coal (as soon as I move house I will). I've been lurking here for some months but I wasn't sure if it was American only.
I have an obsession with coal. My grandfather burned it and I liked nothing more than tending the fire. My sister lives on a boat and she burns wood and formed briquettes.
I'm kind of ashamed to say, I keep a chunk of "bit" in my bedroom and light a bit with a small blow torch (with Windows open) just to enjoy the smell am I weird?
I would really like to enjoy a fine bit of anthracite but I can't justify buying a bag of poor Welsh stuff just to enjoy. Shame.
I've got a few interesting documents regarding coal briquettes in the UK. Not sure if they will be interesting. Should I post them here or elsewhere or not at all.
Thanks for reading,