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Q&A Mesquite wood vs. oak?

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Oct 4, 2004.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

    Nov 27, 2012

    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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