Couldn't get the oven fired up today. Hopefully someone has some suggestions. It was about 55 degrees & rainy. not a down pour but not a drizzle either. My wood was dry & I normally use cedar wood shims as kindling. I used a lot more cedar shims than normal. I'm not sure but the cedar shims may not leave the hot embers that the logs leave. The fire was burning & I went through a lot of logs & the oven temp never made it up to the 750 plus degrees that I normally get. After 2 hours , the cooking surface never made it up above 200 degrees even with the fire sitting right on top of it. I also use a battery powered blower to concentrate air at the base of the flames to create a white hot area & to help stoke the fire and spread the flame. I've used this method at least 10 times in the past with no problems. What did I do wrong???
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