Nope...that is just soot, and leave the holes open in the pan underneith, helps the heat and flame get through to the iron pan, then when you get a little to much soot in the pan, just grab a oven mit, pull the pan out dump it in the dirt and dust out the pan, so the wood stays in good contact with the iron, and right back in and toss a chunk on and close the door...Viola.!
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