anyone burning sasafras?

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  1. BucksCoBernie

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    I thought I had White Ash in my yard but it turns out to be Sasafras. It smells like root beer when I run a chain saw thru it.
     

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    I have burnt it before it glows when buring and will bust like glass when you poke it!
     
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    If you have any friends who have a smokehouse, that is the number #1 smoking wood, around here anyway. They'll probably trade you some meat for your wood.

    The smokers only burn it green though. It has no smoking value dry.
     
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    I just cut a few down on my property this past weekend. I noticed the scent right away and googled it to discover it is sasafras. It is really soft wood so I don't expect much burn time from these logs. It might have a plesent smell though!
     
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    I break out in one hell of a rash if I handle it too much. People with sensitive skin should be ware!
     
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    Rash? eesh. not me. I have several cords of it. It smells like rootbeer when cut, whether green or standing dead. But when burnt, I don't know, to me it almost smells rubbery? Just kind of a strange chemical-ish smell.

    Cracks and pops like crazy. Puts on a good show in the insert.
     
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    Got some sassafras the first time last spring. Though the rings are close together,
    it was light as balsa-wood after drying. Didn't burn very long in the stove like more
    dense oak would have. Strange medicine smell to it.
     
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