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burning mulbury

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jdscj8, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. jdscj8

    jdscj8 Member

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    does anyone that burns alot of mulbury notice that it pops and spits alot? is that just the way mulbury is? we had some that was cut about 6 years ago just some small rounds i put them in last night and there was sparks coming out of the air intake that looked like a 4th of july sparkler, kinda scary i stayed up all night watching that thing cause it would not go out and was burning way to hot. anyone else have this problem? i know its seasoned very well so i know thats not the problem. Thanks

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  2. Cutter

    Cutter New Member

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    I would guess that this is the nature of the beast. Osage Orange/Hedge is the closet relitive to mulberry and it pops and sparks like a forth of July fountain. I love it.
    Brad
  3. KarlP

    KarlP Feeling the Heat

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    That's just the way it is. Hate burning it in the open fireplace for that reason. My favorite wood in the stove.
  4. TreePapa

    TreePapa Minister of Fire

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    We had some mulberry this winter from our tree being trimmed a year or two back. Split nicely, burns okay, pops and spits like a cornered rat, even when well seasoned. Also, it had powder-post beetles (I think). I think we got it all burned before it got too warm to use the FP.

    Peace,
    - Sequoia
  5. Creek-Chub

    Creek-Chub New Member

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    That's what I heard as well, although I haven't burned any. I've got 3 or 4 cords we picked up from a farmer that I'm in the process of splitting. Mostly 20" or slightly larger stuff. Splitting by hand is a dream, and I can't wait to burn it. Sparking and popping is the only downside (assuming it bothers you) I've heard of for Mulberry.
  6. PA. Woodsman

    PA. Woodsman Minister of Fire

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    Yes it pops an awful lot due to moisture pockets; once the heat and air hit it they explode and go nuts! Good fuelwood though.
  7. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    good stuff take all you can get
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