Lowfog, Richard, Bob, Smitty, a plethora of fab info above! Thanks and I will study and reply once I ask this quick morning q!
As I turned down the stairs, in a heat filled home, I basked in the glory, of the amber glass dome.
Well the top of the glass is a little
So it staid lit and lots of coals left! I've done nothing to it until I asked my new black diamond pals. I looked in, gray around the edges, ash, all orange in the middle. Stack temp 220. Great by me as that made this room quite toast and the rest of the house great. I opened the back door to let some cool morning air in, ya know you're ok when you're doing this. I notice my humidifier empties faster than wood, bone dry this morn, so really gotta fill it to the top at night.
My guess now would be something like Shake rocker panel handle, let ash fall into pan leaving good above. Add full load of coal, open ash door, let it cook 15 mins, clean ash pan during this time. Close ash door, leave it at 2 turns to bring it back to reasonable temp.
How close am I? Wizzards of the rock, please advise!