Baking cookies

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

  1. weatherguy

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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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    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.

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