I thought I would try some Bit coal too so I got me a few bags yesterday. I thru 2 shovels worth on top of a Ant fire and it started burning right away. I had the ash pan door open. It got hot fast! I tried to control it by limiting over fire air and that sucker puffed so hard it lifted the load door about 3 inches and filled my basement with tire reeking smoke. I was ready to say to hell with this
it melted into a huge solid crispy mass that I later broke up into smaller chunks.
After the volitiles burned off, it was stable like an Ant fire and produced a steady heat with the air feeds turned down so I tried a couple more shovels. This time I didn't open the ash pan door
and I was able to keep it under control. I kept alot of over the fire air going in to burn volitiles off. Seems to take a couple hours for the yellow flames to quit, is that normal? After that I set the over and under air feeds down low and again it maintained a steady heat output for about 8 hours while I slept. Then this morning I put Ant coal on cause I don't have 2 hours for volitiles to burn off.
I think I'll try some banking technique with the Bit later today and tomorrow.
Burning Bit is a different animal, I just want to learn how to burn it..
Any advise from the Bit burners out there for this newbie??