Who is still burning?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by qualityleashdog, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Angus

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    Thats me added my location Begreen.
    We have had a cold April, May and June, except for a few warm days in May. Our summer temperatures rarely rise above 70 deg.
    With the high winds and heavy rain we are getting, the 40 deg seems pretty cold.
     
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    I don't know how you handle that climate Angus, but I suspect a good scotch has something to do with it. ;)
     
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    I'll take some of his scotch :)

    Going down to 40F here in Icey Hollow again, just fired up the PE.

    Geez, Louise !!!
     
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    Begreen,
    I like Malt Whisky, Balvenie is a favourite, I never get a sore head after drinking it.
    Here most people pay a fortune for pay TV, and people ask do you have satellite TV, we say, no, we just have the caveman TV (The stove) but we have just bought a radio to go with it, and there is nothing better than sitting down when I come back from work on Friday, by the caveman TV, the radio and a glass of the water of life!
    Dixie, you are welcome to come in from the cold for a Scotch, you also Begreen!
     
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    June 18th and I just lit a fire.
     
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    We had a fire on the 16th in the morning to take the chill off. It was down to 62 inside and I didn't want to turn on the oil.
     
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    The Balvenie "Double Wood" 12 year is a favorite of mine, but I always wondered if that was a product made solely for the US market, or if it's common over there as well. Another coveted single malt here is The Macallan, although I don't find their 12 year to be as nice as the Balvenie, and their 15+ year pulls are quite spendy.
     
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    We lit a small fire to drive off the cool, damp ocean air this past Sunday night. It was nice to watch some "caveman TV" after more than a month without. I enjoy Laphroaig 10 or 18 when I can afford it.
     
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    I burned a pizza box this morning to reverse the stack flow . . . does that count? I think it may be about time for me to put a candle in my woodstove for those occasional days when I start to smell creosote.
     
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    Hi Joful, We get the Double wood here, I think this is one of the best Malts on the market.There is another Balvenie called Signiture, which is just as good, MacAllan 10 year old , Glenmorangie original, Aberlour and Glenlivet are also worth trying.
    We are still burning, although its mid summer and it doesnt really get dark, we have had nothing but cool weather and rain. Infact we have only had about 2 weeks since last September that we have not been burning.
     
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    You are like my brother in law, he likes the strong malts, like Laphroaig, they are generally from the West Coast. The Malts Joful and myself are into are from the Strathspey region. Laphroaig is a great whisky though, bit too powerful for me!
     
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    You've got me craving one now, and it's nearly 100*F outside today. The wrong weather for Scotch. Also the wrong weather for firing a wood stove or handling firewood, for that matter. It's time to sit in the air conditioning, drink some Watou Tripel, and shop for new stoves and gear.
     
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    No, pizza boxes and candles don't count Jake, Ya gotta have a bigger fire than that ;lol
     
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    I thought my chimney was pretty ideal but I too had to use some wadded up paper to get the draft moving a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    Still burning ;em
    Temperature sitting between 40 - 50 ::F
     
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    We, too, are in the minority here...no cable or satellite TV. We do receive OTA (over the air) broadcast TV, though. Caveman TV is also free, except for the thousands spent on stoves and flue. :eek:

    Doesn't look like we'll be lighting a fire any time soon; "Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Calm wind becoming west southwest between 4 and 7 mph." I haven't checked but that would probably be a record high temp for June 29 here, but the forecast could change in six days...
     
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    Yesterday we set the record low, high temp for Seattle at 55F. I almost started a fire, but got lazy.
     
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    Only got up to 48 degrees today so started a fire in the Lopi.

    Maybe the last fire..... This sure has been a cold June.
     
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    So... when do you decide it was the first fire of the next season and not the last fire of the previous one? Sometime mid-July? :)
     
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    Got up to 60 here today, far too hot for me, but getting cold now the night has arrived.
    Looks like its back to 40-50 for tomorrow, so will get the Jotul fired up again.
     
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    Good question! I don't know this year. Usually by May I call it a day.
     
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    Last few years I haven't called it until the 4th of July.
     
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    Still burning, but its border line, house is cold if you dont, hot if you do.
     
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    I thought my fire on the 22nd of June would be my last. But I left a couple of windows open when I went to work this afternoon and the house was too cold when I got home. Burning again.
     
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    Heat pump came on this morning. I won't be burning, but it is not hot outside yet.
     
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