Haven't even got the stove set up yet, but we're busily collecting wood for a few years out. Husband cut a dead burr oak that died in the drought of 2011. He was sure it was dry. I was sure it wasn't. So he split a log for me and it measured 20%. From everything I've read on here that's practically impossible. The tree WAS hollow inside - been a den tree for years. Could that be a factor? Or is it more likely that my (er... cheap) moisture meter isn't quite up to snuff?