While I was making a fire tonight a thought came across my mind. How fast can one safely fireup a cast iron wood burning stove? I tend to bring the fire up gradually, over a period of an hour or so to 400-500 degrees. The stove itself would let me do it a lot faster if i let it. This action is probably the result of many years of working around high pressure boilers where I was always told to warm them up slow. Grant it, not the same, but still dealing with heating up different types of metal to high temperatures. I am curious to what others do when firing up their stoves.