What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

Jay106n

Minister of Fire
Apr 1, 2015
765
Litchfield County, CT
Temps were in the 20's this morning. I woke up and checked the firebox of my All Nighter Moe, which I found still had some coals from last nights overnight burn. I tossed in a few pieces of pine to get it started up again, shortly followed by a link or two of cherry which coal up real nice, and topped off with some ash splits to last a few hours.

I vary my wood types by time of day, outside/inside temps, and length of burn. What is in your stove right now?
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
2,208
Ottawa, ON
I always try to mix it up a bit. In the stove right now I have a split of silver maple, a round of basswood and two splits of punky (very dry) beech.

I am just about finished with the punky beech and the basswood. As the temps start to go down I will be burning silver maple with yellow birch. Then once the silver maple is done, it will be yellow birch with sugar maple. Then once Jan arrives, anything goes but for overnights it will be BL and some type of hardwood.
 

FaithfulWoodsman

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2015
653
Geographic Center of Ohio
2 yr red elm for start up. Less than 10% and lights like magic. White elm and cherry for daytime, mostly ash for overnight with the occasional hard maple I'm rationing. Saving a bit of 2yr red oak for Jan/Feb. That's all I got dry for this year.
 

EJP1234

Burning Hunk
Mar 19, 2015
105
Greensboro, MD
TP right now, i had a ton of it, and it does just fine with my cat stove. Woke up at 4am to get in treestand, house was 74* but did need reloaded from the 8pm load.
 
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TedyOH

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2015
532
NE Ohio
Right now ashes, only because I'm at work - silver maple and elm last night.
Red Oak, shagbark & bitternut hickory, Beech, tulip poplar, ash, cherry and a few unknown varieties in the stacks outside.
 

hamslam42

Member
Oct 13, 2015
63
Columbus, OH
So I am a little envious of the stocked wood pantry all you firewood haorders have! Hearing you all talk...it sounds like a cooking show adding different spices to a recipe. Two splits of oak...a side of cherry, a dash of pine, a sprinkling of apple, and top it off with some maple. Heat to lazy rolling secondaries and enjoy!

Even if I had that much wood to select from, I don't think I could ever get that organized to be able to pull all those different kinds together for a burn. I do have about 5 cords of wood at the moment, but here's what I have to choose from:
Ash - seasoned 2 years
Ash - Seasoned 1 year
Ash - split/stacked last month
Ash - stacked in rounds yet to be split
Ash - in neighbors yard waiting for me to have the time and pick it up for processing
Ash - standing dead on back of property line waiting for AEP to come through and take it down for me

Okay...I do have a little bit of pine for variety but other than that, it's 1 ingredient for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert for me!
 

Timberwolf530

Member
Feb 12, 2014
38
Carmel, IN
Combining some Poplar with Silver Maple right now.
 

The Weimar

Member
Oct 16, 2014
78
MASS
www.hearth.com
I've got a little bit of everything going on, Red and White Oak, Ash, some Hickory and even some pine that has been sitting around for 2 years. I've also got some real stinky, nasty to split stuff that a friend of mine calls "Swamp Maple". Stinks like Cow manure, splits like engine blocks, burns like coal....
 

Seanm

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2012
915
SE BC Canadian Rockies
A bit of doug fir, lodgepole pine and a toasty house!
 

FaithfulWoodsman

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2015
653
Geographic Center of Ohio
[QUOTE="
Ash - seasoned 2 years
Ash - Seasoned 1 year
Ash - split/stacked last month
Ash - stacked in rounds yet to be split
Ash - in neighbors yard waiting for me to have the time and pick it up for processing
Ash - standing dead on back of property line waiting for AEP to come through and take it down for me

Okay...I do have a little bit of pine for variety but other than that, it's 1 ingredient for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert for me![/QUOTE]

LOL. Most of what I have is the same here in OH (8 cords). I leave the ash standing until its almost too late, otherwise that's all I'd spend my time getting. Probably be treating ash like gold in 10 years from now. I like cherry cause I feel it dries faster and lights quicker. Always looking for more btu's, but don't burn them till it's in the teens.
 

baseroom

Feeling the Heat
Nov 18, 2014
398
Rochester
20's here too! Mostly ash mixed with Silver maple. Watching the secondaries light up was so much better than the football game last night!!
 

barmstrong2

Feeling the Heat
Nov 2, 2007
342
Maine
Beech and maple. Just got home from work to find the wood stove barely going with one piece of firewood in it. How many times I've told the kids... You need at least 3 pieces of wood. One piece and we're just burning wood and getting no heat from it. May as well burn it in the outside firepit. OK... Rant over. Beech and maple.
 
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Riff

Member
Nov 3, 2015
78
Virginia
Just got the stove going for the evening, it has a load of pine.

We had a winter storm almost 3 years ago snap a bunch of 6+" branches off the pine trees so I cut it up for pit wood. Darn if that stuff hasn't made me a fan of burning pine during shoulder season.
 
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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
4,387
07462
3 year old 12% - 15% red oak knots and heavy bends
 

MaintenanceMan

Minister of Fire
Feb 25, 2010
518
Southern IN
Been trying to burn up some lumber scraps, and punks and chunks. I have some cedar and oddball wood that I'm hoping to get rid of before the real cold gets here. Lots of oak stacked up for the cold weather...
 

osagebow

Minister of Fire
Jan 29, 2012
1,663
Shenandoah Valley, VA
Pretty boring menu this year. 3 cords of 2.5 year CSS chestnut oak and red oak at 16-18%, and 2/3 cord of (red/pitch?) pine to get it going. 1/2 cord 1 year black locust I hope I won't need.