As most folks on this forum know, we are accustomed to burning wood that has been in the stack 6-7 years so you might say we burn dry wood. We don't check it with a moisture meter as that would get us nowhere; we simply do not have to be concerned about moisture content. A natural benefit of this is lack of any creosote problems. We have cleaned our chimney one time with 3 full winters of heating 100% with wood. So, perhaps I goofed recently when we helped a couple folks out. The last one had absolutely no wood put up for the winter and was really in a jam. So, I had a fairly large wood pile yet but wanted it moved anyway. So then, I put 2 and 2 together and came up with twenty-two. They needed help. We needed wood moved. What a coincidence! They now have that entire wood pile all stacked neatly in their back yard and we put up a new shed where the pile had previously been. But the downside is that we only had about a cord of well seasoned wood left and we burn 3 cords per winter. No problem. The wood I cut over the last two winters has been almost all dead or dieing white ash which is very low moisture wood to begin with and even lower when it is no longer living. So here is the wood we cut in 2008-2009. It was split in early April of 2009 which means it has had two full summers to dry. So, how does it burn? Although it does burn fairly well, we can definitely tell the difference. A big difference. After it gets going good there is no problem but where we see the difference is in start-up and reload. The last two days we have burned mostly this newer wood just to see the difference and it is a nice comparison. We'll get by with no problems for sure but I just wanted to let you guys know we can tell the difference between 2 years in the stack vs. six or seven years in the stack. And no, the 6-7 year old wood is not too dry. It burns really great. In the above picture, I have taken 3 cords (which means there are still 2 years worth of wood in those stacks. More in a different area.) and moved it into the new shed for this winter. We won't use all of that because we still have some of the older wood. I'll probably mix the rest.