I agree with the above comments from the seasoned veterans here.
I try and preheat my logs on the top of my Klose pit.
When its dark and I see white smoke, I open the doors to the meat chamber, open the door wide open and let the wood get buring very well.
I then close the meat chamber doors and then the firebox.
You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
KC I miss your advice.
Heavily medicated for your protection.
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