Amazing locust last night.

gzecc Posted By gzecc, Feb 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM

  1. gzecc

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    Loaded the old buck with mostly locust and probably some oak around 1am.
    It got warm here today around 50.
    No fire today-no one was even home.
    At 7:30pm I figured I start a fire. There were still hot coals in the insert.
    My wife even bet me that it wouldn't start on its own.
    Ha, it did. Thats some good fuel!
     
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  2. Thistle

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    Wow. That's impressive,even for that dense stuff.
     
  3. Bret Chase

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    Mine does that all the time.... unfortunately... locust is all I've got left that's "ready"... and it's been sappin' season temps here this last week.... it was 50 today... I've been trying to dance a fine line between stack temps and just blasting myself out of the house....

    well... it's HOT in here right now...
     
  4. bogydave

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    Premium wood for sure.
    A few hot embers, & look what you can make it grow into :)
     
  5. BobUrban

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    Around here we call that "a high class problem" Bret. Much better than the alternative of only having low btu, green or no wood at all.

    Wish I have a cord or two of locust in my stacks!!
     
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  6. Bret Chase

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    I went and re-split some splits.... got them down to 2X2 or so... stack is decent now and it's not so damned hot in the house...
     
  7. ScotO

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    I've found with a small bed of ash (say an inch or two), that those locust coals can last for several days sometimes......that stuff is amazing. I'm betting that some of the stuff that makes up the coal that's buried deep under our feet in the earth was once a relative of our modern day locust......
     
  8. ohlongarm

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    A nice burn for sure ,but me personally only burn locust when it's 10*or below,in my opinion nothing burns better,I'll be cutting more soon to add to the chitload I still have.
     
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  9. osagebow

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    Hey, finally something in MY wheelhouse!
    The forests of the Carboniferous were dominated by relatives of mosses, ferns and horsetails. th.jpg 250px-Meyers_b15_s0272b.jpg
     
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  10. jatoxico

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    That's some good Cliff Clavin referencin' ;lol.
     
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