Creosote Log in Soapstone Stove

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New Member
Jun 15, 2021
Jefferson NC
I have a Hearthstone Castleton Soapstone wood burner with the secondary burn system(no cat). I burn my stove in the optimal burn range on my temperature gauge between 400 and 500 usually. Occasionally it will drop to the 300 to 400 range before I reload the fire box. This is still in the optimal range on my thermometer. I have two questions. Can I burn a creosote prevention log in this stove? It's not mentioned in my owners manual. Hearthstone customer service will not answer my question but that's a separate issue!
Also, as the fire is burning out and enters the low burn or too cool range, is creosote being created at that time or has all the tars and oils been consumed when the fire was hotter? Thanks so much!


Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
Long Island NY
Creosote doesn't really get formed at the coaling stage.