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Black Locust score

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by blujacket, May 17, 2013.

  1. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    When it rains it pours. Love the Spring time scrounging :)

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  2. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Ah, love the heat, hate the smell of locust burning.
  3. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Yes, the heat is great, and it is a little pungent when burned. I love the smell of it when splitting it though.
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  4. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    nice score!
  5. paul bunion

    paul bunion Minister of Fire

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    Good looking load there. Never very fond of the smell either, but I have enjoyed its heat.
  6. ChrisNJ

    ChrisNJ Feeling the Heat

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    Always love splitting and burning Black Locust, cant say I ever smelled it burned though.
  7. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Name change? Black Jack-it? >>
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  8. tomahawk

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    I got 2 cords of BL about 2 years ago for $80 already split. Love it and use it only on long cold night. Took me awhile to figure out what it was - it's not native out here.
  9. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    ;lol. I like it.
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  10. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Natural range is not very large but it was widely used as an ornamental (cool-looking leaves) and for erosion control on strip-mine land. There's a lot around here but none on our property...
    BL range.jpg
  11. ScotO

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    Nice score, blu!!

    you know how I feel about locust.....;)
    And I agree, when splitting it smells like olives with pimentos....I love olives with pimentos....
    I was thinking about changing my handle from Hearth.com Members to Hocus Locust....but I'm an overkiller from WAAAY back....so I'll have to keep my handle.....
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  12. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Hocus, I mean Scotty...lol... Going back for more tonight if the rain holds off ;)
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  13. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    What about the smell....smells like money...
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  14. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Money in the bank! lol
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  15. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice load.
    Truck always rides smother after loaded with some primo wood .
    Bark might come off easy if it was just cut. ;)
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  16. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Ah Locust....Smells like warm spirit.
  17. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    We are loaded with Black Locust in Central NJ. Don't see that on the map, but it is all over. Burning BL keeps the house nice and warm. Good thing because if you were enticed to go outside while burning it, you would be looking for the dumpster that is on fire.
  18. Woody Stover

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    When bucking and splitting, the smell seems to be coming from under the bark. A lot of my BL stash has no bark so maybe won't stink as bad when burning?
  19. HDRock

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    Oh Ya :) bring It home,split it,stack it, burn it :cool:
  20. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Smells like a garbage fire the entire time it is the stove. Great wood-stove firewood, but wouldn't make a good firepit or fireplace additive.

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