Long story short - Not terrible but not awesome either.
Bought a box today to throw in the new Weber Goanywhere.
Haven’t used lump for a few years (I bought a pallet of the coconut based bricks on a clearance years ago and I’m still working my way through it!)
Billed as “Merbau” made in Indonesia and “non-sparking”.
Opening it up it’s all pretty big sized stuff. Obviously waste sawn timber, ie from building or furniture making. I’m ok with that. But it’s just too big and needs to be broken down to be useable. Found at least one bit that was not fully charcoal and was still timber. Bigger cross sections than the char grilled stuff. And definitely bigger than local gidgee charcoal we get in QLD.
As for non-sparking… that’s a load of BS.
It burned hot and fast and was nice clean smell.
Overall it’s ok but be prepared to break it up. At least it wasn’t stinky mangrove wood.
Not sure if I’d buy again but ok in a pinch if prepared to smash it up and decent local stuff not convenient.
Long and girthy. Note square sections.
At least one piece not fully converted to charcoal.