I heard osage orange is lousy wood anyway...send it all to me and I will suffer through using it all up...
Dont worry.....soon you will be nuts like the rest of us.Some of you do so much planning, keep records of amount burned, have a moisture level meter, and more.
I just light my wood heater, throw in whatever wood is next in the pile of about 5 or possibly 6 species of tree, couldn't tell you in volume how much i used, or what the moisture level is of any wood I burn....I feel unprepared since joining this forum, before then thought I had it all sorted out.
Red Oak 24mBTU, White 25.7, Shag Hickory 27.7, Bodark....32.9I'd love to try that wood, none around where I live that I know of, plenty of oak and hickory but osage seems to be a good step above those.
Holy Smokes!36.6 MBTUs
Basically this entire burning season i've only burned oak,maybe twice,been burning cherry,and hemlock,way too warm here,i just brought another load of hemlock in for the next week. strange winter,but i'll take it.These temps keep changing their mind it has been not even worth burning the good stuff lately. I did the same thing last Sunday. I put a few bigger splits of locust in the basement stove and about cooked us out of the house. ohlongarm we should have some colder temps this week but they are calling for 50's by Friday.
I've used oak,cherry,for steaks but never osage orange i'm going to give it a try ,you've peaked my interest.THXI used Osage Orange for grilling in the past and it imparts a very unique flavor to steaks. It does burn hot, puts a nice sear on them.
I would never think of burning in the stove as it rarely if ever gets down to freezing here in N Ga.