Ran through my first batch of coal last night.. Started a wood fire around 2000, started adding a Reading rice a little at a time.
Still seasoning the grates and keeping the heat down a bit.. Around 2200, I had just about a full 40# bag into the firebox.
No Baro yet, so closed down the MPD a bit, and opened the ash-pan draft about 6 turns. This morning, gave it a shake,
poked up through the grate, down along the surface of the fire-brick and down through the center of the coal. It is now
12:20 and am still getting heat. I will let it go out and cool down, then cycle it again... I have a couple bags of nut that
I will use probably in a few days, I did find that the rice does like to have a bit more air
. The stove would probably breathe
a lot better with the nut. But, I did find out that the 1537 WILL burn rice without much difficulty...