hamiltow wrote:Hi guys,
I've been trying to get familiar with the burn process, but It is not clear to me what the procedure is after shaking. After shaking, with the draft nice and open, are you able to fill back up to the top of the firebrick, or bottom of door, all at once, or do you risk smothering.
Yes...fill her up (but leave a small section of the fire exposed to burn of volatils & prevent back-blasts......once a little flame is showing through the deep, new coal you've loaded you can fill the area you had left uncovered with fresh coal & you are done)
I guess many people can just fill the stove & never worry about back-blasts, depending on your particular setup. (draft, etc)
I am on my 3rd stove & have always had to burn off volatils to avoid these problems.