I do pull my stick on WW out so that I can cast those as round balls for my black powder but other wise every thing goes into the pot all at once. Like it was said, unless you are really pouring the coals to it the Zink and metal weights will float to the top with the clips. Scoop them out and then flux.
* (Swinging club) Whack! whack! whack! *
Nope, the old nag's still dead .