Thanks for answering my questions. I'm just now learning that the art of getting a "long burn" is having a longer period of coals going. When I first started burning I would reload just after the flames went out. Now I've learned I can hold off on that reload and get 1-2 hrs out of the coaling stage (if there is enough coals) and that makes less wasting of wood. Of course if its cold... then I'll fire it up right away. Great discussions today for us Clydesdale burners. All very helpful.