BBQ'ers, I am in the process of having a stick burner built (120 gallon reverse flow trailer mount). I have a few questions as I have been smoking on a WSM for the past 3+ years. 1. With a stick burner, will I need to keep an active flame going (large and hot to start and the small and hot to smoke) for the entire cooking process? With the WSM the charcoal is smoldering with no actual fire per se. 2. What is the best way to store wood and is a half cord a good start? I live in a town home with a 35' x 22' backyard. 3. Is there a method to cure the firebox so that it does not rust? Lastly, if there is a question I should be asking but am not, please feel free to pile on. I appreciate all information. And anyone in the Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania region looking for a builder, let me know. This guy does 60 and 120 gallon patios and 120 and 250 trailers.