O.K.: No doubt this topic has been broached before, though cant find a good link on the topic. I have just received a load of green split firewood. The hopes was to use it this year (as all vendors are out of seasoned wood - I have been looking since sring but this was the best I could do). Tried to burn some this weekend but just ended up with smoke and creosote over everything. Am I out of luck for the year? Any chance to salvage what I have? Wood is stored outside with a top cover. Painfully frustrating. Larry S.