What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

Jay106n Posted By Jay106n, Nov 24, 2015 at 11:43 AM

  1. Jay106n

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    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?
     
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  2. Eagleknight

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    I have mostly been using silver maple so far. I have some ash and walnut in there too.
     
  3. Diabel

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    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.
     
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  4. FaithfulWoodsman

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    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.
     
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  5. EJP1234

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    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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  6. tiswood

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    This morning it was coals , I put in about 1/2 load of mainly oak . 90%+ of all my wood is oak so I don't have much other to pick through. It's certainly keeping the house warm. I don't believe in Al gores global warming, I thinks it from rednecks like me opening the windows because the house is to hot from the stove .:)
     
  7. TedyOH

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    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.
     
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  8. hamslam42

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    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!
     
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  9. Timberwolf530

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    Combining some Poplar with Silver Maple right now.
     
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  10. The Weimar

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    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....
     
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  11. Typ0

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    I just know it's wood.
     
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  12. Seanm

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    A bit of doug fir, lodgepole pine and a toasty house!
     
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  13. FaithfulWoodsman

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    [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.
     
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  14. LocustPocust

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    Boxelder currently, had some Elm and some BL going last night. My thermometer said it got down to 15 overnight.
     
  15. TheAardvark

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    Sugar maple is all I have that is seasoned. Throwing in some pine 2x4 scraps occasionally to fill gaps.
     
  16. baseroom

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    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!!
     
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  17. barmstrong2

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    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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  18. saskwoodburner

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    If I ever build a space ship, I want this guy on my team.;lol

    Rocking the ever popular "white poplar" here.
     
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  19. Riff

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    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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  20. klxrelic

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    Spruce, spruce, and more spruce....
     
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  21. burrman

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    some scrap 2x4s and 1xs and 4x4s and some punky pine...
     
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  22. kennyp2339

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    3 year old 12% - 15% red oak knots and heavy bends
     
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  23. MaintenanceMan

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    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...
     
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  24. osagebow

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    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.
     
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  25. Fred Wright

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    We're still on the old reliable red maple. Hasn't gotten cold enough in this neck of the woods to bring in oak.
     
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