What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

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DonTee

Minister of Fire
Dec 1, 2021
663
Upstate NY
The wife talked me into having a small fire. It’s 45 outside and 74 inside. Burning some 3 year old cherry.

I agree about the humidity. It’s 84% humidity outside right now.
 
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NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
825
SE WI
Mix of pine, cherry and ash this morning in the Stratford II in the WI Northwoods. In the 30's outside now but going up to the mid 60's today.
 
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wooddope

Burning Hunk
Mar 16, 2010
199
southern nh
Getting chilly here tonight so I fired up some junk wood and scrap cardboard to drive it off but have doors and windows open so it will not get too warm. The dog loves it, he can come and go as he pleases, and I am enjoying the smell and warmth. It won 't be long before it's full time burning so this a good time to let it burn just for fun.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
7,088
Downeast Maine
Not quite as cold here, but with lows and nights in the 40's I loaded up the cookstove this evening since we woke up cold this morning. I cooked a nice stuffed yellow (spaghetti?) squash from our garden. Everything but the rice filling was locally produced/grown.
 

MEngineer24

Member
Dec 6, 2020
194
WV
First fire of the 2022-2023 season today. Got it going with some pine scraps, cut offs and some crumbling oak pieces from a half rotted oak I cut up a few years back. 50F here but its been raining since yesterday from the remnants of Ian.
 

Riff

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2015
137
Virginia
And first fire of the year going. No solar heating yesterday with highs in the 50's and a slow, cold rain makes for a chilly morning to the wife and kiddos. Have some maple and northern catalpa scraps going.
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,664
Ottawa, ON
Finally, lit the fire this afternoon. Cold wind coming from northwest. This is the latest ever.
 
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Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
2,232
Marshall NC
I am ripping and roaring again tonight with a load of total locust including locust kindling. Hard to get started but it is burning hot right now! Love that locust. I have an electric splitter, and if you split locust small enough it works for kindling.
 

MEngineer24

Member
Dec 6, 2020
194
WV
Another shoulder season fire here this morning. Same conditions as yesterday, 48F and has been raining/overcast since Friday evening. Few cut offs and some half rotted oak maple mix to knock the chill off.
 
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kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
6,705
07462
Nothing yet for me, I was close last night but the temps just held stable at that point of fire vs no fire (66 deg f inside) this afternoon we're suppose to have more rain and 52, maybe this evening I'll do a quick batch of cherry / ash, but only if it feels damp and raw inside.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,281
Long Island NY
The seasons left and right of the main body of the winter heating season. When less heat is needed. I.e. fall and spring.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,810
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We have 34.2 tonight with possible frost, it's 73 up here and 71 in the sleeper. I have some pine mixed in with about three splits of ash that were in here from when we stopped burning in the spring, the basement is 79 heading north.
 
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Crummy

Member
Sep 2, 2022
123
North Pole, AK
Lol, poor stove, how about a piece of fruitwood?, Mix things up a bit
Actually I guess she does get a single sliver of fatwood once in a while but just when I let the coals dwindle down a little too far for a fast restart. I find that sometimes there is nothing but a spark left but the cat will still be well over 500°.
 
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