I've had an open range for 7 years. Awesome cooker. Keep at it, I can get a 10-15hr. burn depending on the temp. I cook at. On Ace of Hearts web site, there is some good reading on how to dial in the temperatures as well as cleaning and reconditioning. You can also get replacement parts and Good One accessories at Smoke and Fire in Olathe........BBQ and Beer, a match made in heaven.
smoke on man!!