drying time for persimmon

tigeroak Posted By tigeroak, Apr 15, 2013 at 9:22 PM

  1. tigeroak

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    Was wondering drying time as I got about a cord today. This stuff is huge about 30 inches across and had a heck of time loading by myself. Sorry I haven't been in here very much , taking care of wife.
     
  2. Woody Stover

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    Was it dead? I've gotten a little bit of it here and there but not a big quantity of fresh wood. High output wood, so I assume it would take a couple years to dry live wood...
    Nice score! :cool:
     
  3. tigeroak

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    Nope green as grass and full of sap. Had sap all over me loading the big rounds , stuck to me like glue.
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Tiger, I hope your wife is better. We've had some of the same problems here. Sorry I can't help with the persimmon. Never had the stuff.
     
  5. Woody Stover

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    There are a few smaller ones scattered through the woods here. They get a little bigger if they get enough sun. Nothing even close to 30" though. :eek: If we don't get the fruit, deer and other critters will. The wood is hard as a rock; Back when golf "woods" were actually made of wood, Persimmon is what they used for top-of-the-line clubs. Beautiful grain in those old club heads.
     
  6. The Beagler

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    I got some persimmon several years ago. Two years & it was burning great! Puts out lots of heat. Had a few pieces left for this winter & it was outstanding! Two years, & you should be just fine. Three if you really want the maximum.
     
  7. punchy

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    i had one blow over a few years back. only 8" around. i use it for smoking meat.
     
  8. TimJ

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    I still have Persimmon woods in the bag.........I wonder if I could get a nights worth of heat of of a 1,2,3, and 4 wood :p
     
  9. Woody Stover

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    Well, it's pretty dense... :)
    I sometimes get annoyed with my driver. Do you think titanium would give a long burn? ;lol
     
  10. fox9988

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    We heated with Persimmon for years when I was a kid. I have no idea how long it takes to dry <> It was cut one truck load at a time and burned immediately. It was Very wet and heavy. Given two or three years, it would probably be great. 25.8 MBTU/cord.
     
  11. tigeroak

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    She found a small lump in her neck right above where the took the last one out and it was cancer again. They took it out and she has 9 more cemos to do. Hope yours gets better to.


    I split and stacked about 1/2 cord today and this stuff splits [by hand] like a dream.
     

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