According to that list I linked, osage splits easy.?? It says locust is difficult and even refers as red oak as medium to split, which im finding the red oak fairly easy, much like ash.I have a buddy with acres of osage and i still haven't an effort to get any. I know how good it is but have been leery of splitting it. The new splitter changes that.
Ash rounds work fantastic, I leave many rounds in the 6"-8" form for longer burns (overnight or all day)....your entire list of hardwoods looks great to me. I dont have much experience with them besides the ash and a few trees that have come down or in cherry case blown over. I've been burning basically straight ash thus far, this my first time cutting something else (red oak in this case) The EAB has run its course around here and most of the ash is getting to a punky/unsafe status for felling.Here in Northern Indiana we don't have Osage.
Lots of ash oak hickory ironwood cherry
I'd love to try some Osage. I have a bk so set thermostat and forget about it. It looks like shagbark hickory is the closest ill get. I've got some split but its only about 8months so mc is still to high. I do mix a split in here and there but I won't get the full experience until next yearOsage isn't plentiful around here either looks like its about as good as it gets.....low water, easy splitting, and 165% of the heat compared to green ash......fires twice as hot almost sounds like a slight learning curve as well...less wood in the stove at times must be the solution?
I've been using 3,650lbs for dried red oak (compared to 3,528 listed at the link you provided). Seemed to have been pretty accurate the times I checked it against volume in the past. I'm in the process of checking it again, and so far it appears that weight may be slightly too heavy (~4% or so). Although it's been a small sample size so far (~0.65 cord by volume), with a lot of smaller pieces. We'll see how it goes moving forward once I get a larger sample size.Learn the properties of wood that are best suited for heating with our comprehensive guide, firewood guide for Utah, What species of wood is best for firewood? Burning characteristics of wood.forestry.usu.edu
Found the wet ro dry weights interesting....pretty good little chart ingeneral
I don't burn overnight, because I'm a city dweller, and we limit stove use to twice a week. We'll have a fire from 6 pm to 9 pm, and that'll heat the house 'til about 7 a.m. But the fire is down to small coals by 10 or 10:30, probably out around 11:30.What hardwood rounds here in Indiana do you like for overnight burns?
If you ever get some Osage there is no reason to fear it in a BK...I run a Princess and stuff it full and run it like anything else...the difference is that the osage will burn far longer and put out solid btus well past other species of wood..it is a beautiful thing in a BK!I'd love to try some Osage. I have a bk so set thermostat and forget about it. It looks like shagbark hickory is the closest ill get. I've got some split but its only about 8months so mc is still to high. I do mix a split in here and there but I won't get the full experience until next year