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Baking cookies

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by weatherguy, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    I decided to test the pallet bins of cookies Ive collected and even the oak I split was under 20%, some of its been seasoning one year some two. Most of the time when I scrounge wood from people that had trees cut in their yard the rounds are 18-20 inches plus so I end up having to trim them, I didnt want to waste 3-4 inches of good wood so I threw them in some bins I made.
    They're a pain to fit in the stove so some I cut in half or quarters, its like putting a puzzle together to fit as many as you can in the box but they burn hot and long.



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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Good fuel there. Many folks wouldn't waste the time, but in the end, it adds up and is well worth saving after taking the extra saw cut anyway.

    pen
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  3. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    I cut up a Black Gum like that because It was a nightmare to split. It dried out and burned great. Now I allways cut Gum Trees like that.
  4. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I have a bunch of splits that are too long and need to be trimmed. I'll get 24 hours out of a load on mild days, 12+ on colder days. Wouldn't think of throwing that away. Sometimes I give some to my sister-in-law for their little outdoor fireplace thingy they have in town.
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  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I used to leave the chunks in the woods . . . then at the insistence of my wife I started keeping them rather than letting them rot. They make for nice shoulder season fires when you don't have to pack the stove to the gills, season fast . . . and most important of all . . . they prove my wife was right in not wasting the wood as it was just BTUs I was leaving behind.
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  6. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief Burning Hunk

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    Burn cookies all the time right along with the chunks and other stuff. I probably burn 3-6 weeks of shoulder season every year on that kind of stuff. Heck if I have to make the effort to cut it, it is going to get fed to the stove. The only stuff I don't burn is brush under 1-1.5".
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  7. geoxman

    geoxman Feeling the Heat

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    I have to toss mine in the dumpster. One of the downfalls of urban living is you just don't have the space. Happy burning
  8. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Daytime when somebody is home is a good time to burn those cookies and uglies.
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