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Best Smelling Wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Risser09, Dec 12, 2008.

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What’s your favorite smelling, freshly split wood?

  1. Cherry

    20.6%
  2. Osage Orange

    15.9%
  3. Oak

    17.5%
  4. Hickory

    7.9%
  5. Pine

    17.5%
  6. Apple

    20.6%
  7. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Bubbavh

    Bubbavh Feeling the Heat

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    Sick!!!
    That stuff smells horrible! Burns nice after about 10 years drying time!!! (So I exaggerated not by much though)
    I go with Cherry or Hickory!! Reminds me of BBQ!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMM BBQ!!!!

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  2. the_dude

    the_dude Feeling the Heat

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    Most definitely.
  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    sasafras, black birch- if you haven't smelled them then you would really be surprised!

    I also like hemlock- when there re a few broken branches in the spring, the sweet smell is really outrageous.
  4. cocey2002

    cocey2002 Member

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    You guys that like Black Birch does it really smell that good in the stove? I have a few trees that I cut down last week. My property is filled with black birch though I never burned it before. I am thinking that if it smells that good I'll save it for the firepit on my patio.
  5. Rich_CT

    Rich_CT Member

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    I voted other. I just split some black birch, thought it smelled great. Black cherry and cedar are nice too.

    The only wood that I've split that I thought smelled pretty bad was some black locust that had been used as fill. This stuff was under ground for at least 3 years... It was pretty damp but no rot... but it smelled awful when split.

    Rich
  6. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Well, when I burn it in the stove I get a whiff of it when I open the stove door, or if I'm outside, and it smells fantastic. Yes, save some for the outdoor firepit; you'll be very pleased. Smells like Wintergreen...
  7. RAY_PA

    RAY_PA Feeling the Heat

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    HA!
    you are not alone.....
  8. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    Just about anything that's DRY.

    Someone down the street is burning something NOT DRY and it smells like $h!t.

    I also have a neighbor that burns trash in his chiminea and that's worse than $h!t.
  9. jmhpsu93

    jmhpsu93 New Member

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    Red Oak...makes good furniture too!
  10. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    Oak tastes pretty good too, when I'm sippin' on a glass of good Bourbon. The wife mentioned the other night that it always tastes best when you're sitting in front of a fire...go figure.
  11. deadon

    deadon New Member

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    Any fresh split wood is great. Oak, Cherry, and Poplar are my favorite. But I like it all.
  12. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Ash sometimes has a melon smell about it that I like.
  13. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman New Member

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    Red Cedar
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