Q&A Mesquite wood vs. oak?

QandA Posted By QandA, Oct 4, 2004 at 2:20 PM

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    Is oak wood better than mesquite wood to burn in a fireplace? If so- why? If not- why not?


    We don't have mesquite here in the NE area of the US- so some of its' qualities are unknown to me.Oak has a few things going for it.
    1. It does not spit embers like many softwoods
    2.It has a high density and BTU content- which means a good burn time from each log.
    3. It ha a good"coaling" quality- which means that the red-hot embers remain long after the flame goes out.
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