Well today I bought five bags of Anthracite nut coal @ 6.20 per bag
I just wanted to make sure I am doing this right since this is the first time I am burning coal (hope to stay with it)
My stove is wood/coal burner cleaned out ash pan first to get excess wood ashes out, shook all loose ash down into pan and removed,
made a nice coal bed with remaining embers (about 5 inches thick) that was left up top made a hole scooped about 6-7 scoops of coal put in hole with surrounding embers, closed both top vents that feed air to top of stove firebox opened draft vent all the way on ash pan door opened top flu vent all the way to get the coals started.
If I am doing this wrong please let me no the proper way, by the way the stove is a fire boss wood/coal burner
Note: I tried some pea coal and when I put it in hot embers I got a lot of crackeling so I didn't put anymore in (maybe damp)