Looks and sounds to me like you have a pretty good grasp of it...it help to preheat the splits before adding them to the fire and to keep the firebox door open until it "bursts" into flames shortly after adding it to the coals. To preheat with that pit, keep a couple or a few resting on that flat spot on the FB lid, flipping them as needed since it is cold out.
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