Well Kelly, my experience with stickburners says that you won't get an all night burn when using sticks.
To get the right kind of smoke and right temp, you wind up with a small hot fire. A small hot fire will not burn all night. You'll need to stoke it every 90 minutes or so.
I'm sure more seasoned stick burners will chime in if you have more questions, but this is the short and sweet answer. Good luck!
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