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Is beech good to burn?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Kneerat, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. Kneerat

    Kneerat New Member

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    A friend of mine is offering me some beech, i was wondering how it burns?

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  2. jqgs214

    jqgs214 Minister of Fire

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    Free wood burns the best :)
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I love the stuff. Burns hot, clean and fairly long. Eric Johnson on the Forum burns nothing else in his wood boiler. He used to burn 15 cords a year of it in his old boiler.
  4. Marty

    Marty Feeling the Heat

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    I've been researching Beech, and it burns great.Very hard to split though.BTU's approx. = to the Oaks.


    Anyone know if Beech gives off reddish chips/dust to a sawing?
  5. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    One of my favorites. 75% of my supply for this season is beech. It burns very clean as mentioned earlier.
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    gpcollen1 Minister of Fire

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    What they said - and the bark is not a pain in the ass in the processing ...
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    gyrfalcon Minister of Fire

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    Another vote here for beech. Dries fast, burns great. The only problem with it is that it's about impossible to split straight, apparently, and those twisty splits are hard as heck to stack.
  8. Kneerat

    Kneerat New Member

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    Thanks, i had never really seen to many people talking about it on here.
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