wsherrick wrote:Get the stove coal.
stovehospital wrote:I have a similar #6 Herald and I use nut coal. People keep giving me coal so I use it. It is less responsive to changes in the air settings on the stove. Stove coal has larger air spaces and is easier to control.
coaledsweat wrote:Start out with the nut and save the stove for when it's cold. That big stuff burns hot and fast. Best to get a handle on your new toy before you start hot rodding it!
Sunny Boy wrote:Plus, your chimney draft will also play a part in which size coal works best.
If your chimney has a strong draft, nut, or a nut/stove mix can help slow the stove down to where it's easier for you to get the temps you want.
Or, if your chimney draft is on the weak side, the stove coal will burn more easily than the nut, producing more heat output.
I can't speak for Glenwood stoves but I can say my Crawford enjoys Stove size the best. Though I have found a 70/30 or 80/20 stove to nut ratio works great.
Bottom line? Play around with the sizes and see what works for you.
coaledsweat wrote:Do base burners use a baro?