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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by TimJ, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Spent a few hours on 3 big hickories that were down for awhile. The bark was falling off and all the wood is solid and the rounds are big. This will make a mess of splits. There's more still to get.

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  2. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    That's a lot of BTUs!

    I'm burning hickory for the first time. a neighbor had about 30 big rounds under cover for about 3 years. I split them up and got a reading of 18-22% so been toss'em in with every load. I've heard how difficult it is to split bug these were dry and seemed to crack open pretty nicely. Is hickory easier wet or dry?
  3. Stax

    Stax Minister of Fire

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    Gotta get me some. Never had hickory.
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  4. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    I'd be interested in seeing some aggregate information on which woods are better to let sit as rounds for a bit before splitting.
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Some nice size rounds along with the btu's. Those are big enough that they should bring back that old pal of yours, ROID!
  6. javier

    javier Member

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    Congrats!! I am warm right now from some Hickory we cut back in 2010. 2 years in an open field, and its absolutely great.
  7. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    WOW that awesome ! I'd get all i could hickory is One of thee best :cool:
  8. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Hickory is "tops of the wood chain" firewood IMO
    Awesome!
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    All wood that I've ever worked with will split best right after it has been cut. We do cut from December to March and then do all the splitting but if I still split by hand then I'd split right after each tree was cut. Don't wait.
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  10. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    I love hickory.

    Wood is easier to split when green.
  11. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    I've got about a cord of Hickory that was CCS 1 year now....MM reading is showing 18% on a fresh split, but I'm gonna give it at least another year
  12. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    good stuff there, Timmy. I love that hickory. One of the best.
  13. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Sweet, Hickory is great stuff.
  14. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    i burned some last night. holy moley what a difference after burning pine! the pine has been fantastic to burn this fall, and one drawback is that it leaves no coals for the morning. i threw in a few small daimeter hickory rounds and 6 hours later i still had coals. my personal favorite, but i've never burned osage.

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