So I have the final county inspection tomorrow, and then I'll be good to fire it up!! (no Colorado pot jokes ) My question is about the break in fires. I read in the manual that the first 2 or 3 fires should be small hot fires that only use kindling to cure the fire brick. How much kindling is recommended? it has a 3.0cu/ft box, and I could cram a ton in there. I know that's not the way to do it, but just looking for a rough guide as to how big the fires need to be. How long should I keep the fires going (reloading with kindling), and should the stove cool completely before doing it again. It says in the manual that it will take 30 to 40 hours of hot fires ( in excess of 500-600 degrees) before the stove perfoms normally. I'm guessing those are full load fires to keep the heat up and going for hours at a time.