Well as any person asking for advice, I have applied it. I shook down the stove this morning at 6 a.m and didn't mess with it until 6:45 p.m. It was still burning nicely and took the new coal well.
Here was my procedure for shaking down.
1. I made sure the hopper was filled.
2. I opened the bottom door and shook until I noticed some small red coals falling into the ash try.
3. I closed the door and watched the stove start to ignite the new coal.
I do believe I wasn't letting the coal burn the whole way to a dust/powder.
Let me know if I need to change anything about my process.
OH BY THE WAY - THE IDEA OF BURNING WOOD EVER AGAIN IS OUT OF MY THOUGHT PROCESS. Why did I deal with all that work and mess......... did i mention the work and mess......