I will not discourage you, but i tried it & was not that successful. Nut was just to big to shake down in the grates.If you want more heat turn up the draft and shake three times a day if possible. if you do try the mix , move your hopper up to the highest settings on the rests.I never tried removing the hopper & hand loading maybe that would work. Possibly somebody else may weigh in on this topic. Good luck Stan! P.s. Make sure you have good hard coal.first-timer wrote:ive been burning pea coal in it and i was wondering if i could burn a mix of nut and pea for a hotter burn and longer burn time ?