Easy to start, the teens love this. We put it in the center of the bar-b-q pit & it was excellent for smores.
Computer says No!
I did not notice it crackle as it burned. Very few cinders were thrown off.
No, I don't believe so.
I use a BBQ lighter.
No. The log burns completely to small pieces / ash.
We have done it many times without a problem
I wouldn't add this to an already burning fire. I suspect it would be hard to light. The log is also pretty large probably 12 to 18 inches in diameter depending on the size. It is designed to sit level rather than balance on top of other logs.