We've lots of norway maple where I am. Been known to burn some.Wood Duck said:Seasoning the maple will depend on the type of maple. Sugar Maple, aka hard Maple, seasons more slowly than Red or Silver Maples. I think Noway Maple is a soft maple like Red and Silver Maples. If you have the rather rare Black maple, I think it is like Sugar Maple. Hard Maples may take two years to get nice and seasoned, while Red or Silver will easily be seasoned in a year.
dggreen said:How long does Oak and Maple take to season? Is there a significant difference between halved vs quartered sections?
You are very welcome JFK. Glad it works out well for you.JFK said:I am using oak right now that has seasoned for one year and I know I wasting some of the wood here so I have to open the draft a little more then close it down after about 5 minutes, I have around 25-26% moisture and I really don't go by the meter by itself because it varies. I have no choice this year to use it along with other species that I have to burn which is seasoned, I just love oak too much and couldn't get enough two years ago for it to be completely ready. So I mix the oak with others(ash, maple, etc) and it works OK, especially on a hot bed of coals. Next year I will have enough Oak that has seasoned for two years and that will be golden
BTW, I keep my wood uncovered the whole time(sunny and windy area) until I bring it into my shed area in September where it stays completely dry, ready to burn
Also thanks B. Savage as I using your way to start a fire and worked very well. The last four years I have played with many ways of starting a fire and it seems your way works for me, BRAVO :cheese: