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."
"I wish my mind could forget what my eyes have seen.
"Heavily medicated for your protection.
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