I spent the past hour or so perusing the manual and made some basic, important notes to help me get started. This Peter Pugger is not the same animal as my Bluebird Powerstar. It will take a few times of using it to remember the sequence of loading, mixing, and de-airing.
Right after lunch I'll get into the studio and mix some of my firmer clay with some reclaim to get a softer mix, get it de-aired and ready to use tomorrow.
The tiny test kiln is filled with slip and underglaze tests and ready for another firing tomorrow.