Well put, that’s pretty much my set up to a tee.I tend to look at this way.....
Getting to secondary combustion is a balance between heating and maintaining flue temp and keeping heat in the firebox.
To increase fire box temp as fast as possible, you have to slowly close the primary air.
Most recommend closing in 1/4 increments. Close, monitor flue temp. Repeat. Until you find the sweet spot. That is good secondary combustion, flue temp normal and stove temp at your desired output.
Some setups can close primary all the way. Some can't.
Mine cruises best at 1/8 open primary.
Most of the fun has been figuring out how to run my stove!