My wood got soaked in a sideways driving rain in the middle of the night before an early morning cook. The fire was kicking my a** until I pushed the fire all the way forward, and put the next piece in the fire box by the door, and the next two pieces on top of the fire box. So each piece went from top of FB, into the FB but not on the fire, then into the fire.
Lang 48 patio, cheap charbroil charcoal grill, weber chimney, thermoworks rt600c, mav et-732
smoke shack in progress