So I have been reading a whole lot on here and talking to a lot of you...This is my first season as a burner. Burning mostly Poderosa Pine. Mostly seasoned, some a bit wet but not bad. I mix in wet when the fire is roaring to use it up as I am not sure that I will have enough to get me through the season, it is going to be real close. 80%-85% of what I burn is seasoned and only a wetter piece goes in a couple times a day. Using an IR thermometer to measure heat. When we are home in the evening I use rake forward method, load 3 or so pieces towards the back.....now the issue. With air control up full, stove top temp is tough to get up past 450. It warms the house fine so I guess it is not really an issue. Last night I had what I believe was first overfire. Stove top was only 550 but baffle tubes were glowing red hot. I got scared and shut the air all the way down and let it cool off. Am I doing something wrong? People talk all the time about 700 degree stove tops but at 550 things seemed too hot inside.