Originally Posted by Bludawg
No such thing as "Over Dried Wood"
you lost your coal base plain & simple. Again it comes down to Fire management. Build a little bigger fire to maintain a bigger coal bed. Burn Oak for heat & some hickory or what ever for flavor. That will be 25 miilloin dollars and call me anytime
However, he lives in NOLA, and if you have spent time there, you can often darn near drink the air. If he's used to using sticks stored in the yard, and this time used sticks stored in an climate-controled environment, perhaps the wood is dryer than what he normally uses.
Wood does acclimate to its environment.