Last night it cooled off enough again for a fire. It’s been warm here. But we even had a bit of winter mix this morning.
Two or three splits at a time did a good job at knocking off the chill.
Tonight, just as cool out.
Two splits went off like nobody’s business. Dry hickory and it got toasty.
I shut the flue damper when it got around 630 on the Auber. STT was about 800-850. It cruised there for a while then started to crawl back down.
You can see behind the IR gun, the needle on the ReoTemp isn’t even reading on the numbers anymore. It maxes out at 750.
It’s just weird that some days I can stuff it full and cruise right along as planned, then every once in a while it starts to get a little western on two splits.
Who knows, maybe if I hadn’t shut the flue damper it would have gassed off faster and been over, maybe the shape of the splits and the fact that I didn’t rake the coals left more airflow from underneath…
I’m gonna check the door gaskets when it cools down.