We have burned about a dozen fires with some left over ash in our Jotul 550 which was installed a couple months ago. I am getting ready to buy some wood for next year, will likely buy some split and "seasoned", so will likely be stuck with the typical 16-18" length. For the future, I may buy log length and cut and split myself. My first thought was to cut them long, 20" or so, to take advantage of the 24" max log length on the 550. But I got to thinking that maybe I would be better off with short splits and loading the logs back-to-front. Ignoring the fact that cutting short means I would need to make twice as many cuts, does anyone have a preference/advice for how to load a Jotul 550?