This is for anthracite. Bituminous is a different animal
Got a match wrote:I'll quit pokin,turn down lower air in,and fill the box.
Nice and deep, I like to keep 9-12 inches deep..
Got a match wrote:How do I know how much lower air to give?
Primary combustion air will dictate how hot it burns. You'll need enough to keep ya comfortable
Got a match wrote:Should I restrict upper air also?
A generous portion of secondary air should be used during the first 30 minutes or so after loading to burn off volatiles once the blue dancers show up. After that, close it down to just a hair width.
Got a match wrote:Dialing her in, thx guys,big help!
Trial and error, stay observant and learn from what you see. These basics are just a starting point
Keep us posted on your progress