I brought a bucket of coal inside last night so I wouldn't have to go out in the snow today. It must have had some chunks of ice in it. The ice melted and left water in the bottom of the bucket. So when I started to dump the coal in the top of the stove, the water ran in. And holy crap, did it come back out! Huge "POOF" with a cloud of steam, fly ash, and sulfur smell.
How do I keep that from ever happening again? I guess don't bring coal inside the night before?