I got up really, really late this morning (8:15) and just sat down by the stove and put in 3 small splits of elm. Yes, elm, that poor burning wood (according to many). It certainly is a poor splitting wood but we burn it nonetheless. In one hour I was sweating! I looked at the thermometer on the stove top and it was 600 degrees! With only 3 small pieces of wood. Well, I should know better because a 600 degree stove is not good when it is in the high 20's outdoors. We are still roasting.