Given the mixed reviews, I was unsure of the experience I would have with these, but most of the time I am lucky. In this instant, it wasn't to be the case. I experienced the same issue as many others here; the log didn't really ever get going, and just smoked awfully. I ended up putting it out.
I know mine was nice and dry too, as they'd been in the shed for over 2 weeks since they were delivered.