I have had the amazing good fortune of a A+ member here sharing a truck load of 2 year c/s/s hickory with me yesterday. Out of curiosity, I split a couple pieces and was shocked to get a reading around 30%. Kept splitting and kept getting the same readings even though the wood looks fantastic. This morning I went out and re-measured the freshly exposed surfaces again and am now getting 19-24%. I know I always believed that the measurement off of the freshly exposed surface is the most accurate but maybe this is not the case? And to save the effort of you telling me I did something wrong, I did check in numerous places and different directions with the pins to make sure there was no operator error. And I know many of you refuse to use a meter and just use the bang two pieces together method (and yes, they did sound pretty good). ;-) I was counting on burning this wood this year but would love to hear your thoughts on what is the true moisture content of wood.