What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

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Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2011
Western WA
30° outside right now. I'm letting the coals burn down from my initial warm up load of Doug Fir and red alder. Another 10 minutes or so and I'll fill it up with mostly big leaf maple and one or two chunks of Doug Fir.
I've mostly been burning maple and paper birch so far this season.


Minister of Fire
Jan 17, 2011
Eastern Ontario
Ashes and probably a dead starling. I am going to work on starting it up today...after I check out some of the "Red Thursday" sales!


Minister of Fire
Apr 1, 2015
Litchfield County, CT
I let last nights burn die out, so its just ashes today. Outside temps warmed up to the mid 50's and its looking like a mild few days, so the stove might get a few days rest.


Minister of Fire
Nov 1, 2015
vernon BC, Canada
Fir, fir, and some more fir! We hit -13c last night and my stove hasn't been out for days and days now.


Feeling the Heat
Nov 16, 2015
Huntingdon County, Pa
I've been feeding my stove a steady diet of ash killed by the emerald ash borer. Looking at what my dad and I have on the ground already as well as what's still standing, it looks like it will be ash for at least the next two years.

This all does have the odd silver and sugar maple thrown in. If it's dead or in my way, I knock it down as well. We did get into some red oak earlier in the year that we cut because it was dead and had some nice logs in it. That all went into my dad's shed though. The logs from that (and other trees that were big enough) went to buy us a new chainsaw with money left over.


Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
WI, Leroy
Wood being consumed by devil flames.
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Burning Hunk
May 28, 2015
Couple three pieces of poplar and round of hemlock, nice quick hot fire to get the dampness out of the house.


Minister of Fire
Nov 3, 2014
Burnsville, NC
Nothing at the moment. Got to 62 degrees and is currently 58 degrees outside right now. If it does get cool enough, will be pine or a mix of maple, ash, & birch...


Minister of Fire
Jun 25, 2013
Collegeville PA
Mostly cherry with some white pine, black walnut, shorties and uglies so far here. One big 6x6 ash split the other day I c/s/s last August as a test run. It's ready but there's plenty of other wood in the stacks that will go before that-it's next years wood


Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2012
SE BC Canadian Rockies
lodgepole pine and doug fir. Love the heat!
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Burning Hunk
Dec 9, 2010
Ash & black cherry


Burning Hunk
Apr 14, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
Still waiting on some decent winter temps here. This has been the strangest year I can recall. High is going to be near 70 on the first of December.


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Burning Hunk
Feb 3, 2014
Elm and poplar in now, pine and cedar earlier today. Saving the mulberry for when it gets really cold, only 25 F now.


Burning Hunk
Sep 16, 2014
Putnam Valley, NY
A mix of red oak, silver maple, and black birch in both stoves right now. The house is nice and toasty!


Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2015
Geographic Center of Ohio
Coal bed of ash and one big bone dry spalded piece of beech. First fire in days. Looking like mid next week before the next one. Oh well saves me more wood for the serious cold. You its coming.

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Minister of Fire
Jan 7, 2010
Northern ON
4 fairly large yellow birch and maple uglies @ 4years stacked - bringing the place up to temp. Primary air is right off, crazy heat out the glass. Nice show (secondaries). Pup sleeping on her new dog bed, cold Sleemans cream ale, original Rocky (1976) on the tube. Pretty good night..
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Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
Honyock NH
F12 - got some phantom flames going on...


Feeling the Heat
Sep 15, 2009
West Michigan
About 10 big splits of 4 year seasoned Silver Maple. 29 degrees outside, 76 degrees inside.
Wife watching tv, I'm on the computer(clearly), sitting here in shorts, watching the secondary combustion(courtesy of well seasoned wood) in my old "smoke" dragon. Lovin it!


Minister of Fire
Aug 8, 2011
Long Island NY
Had a couple sticks of Hophorn in tonight. Impressive.


Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
Unity/Bangor, Maine
It's cold this morning so I've switched over to burning some hardwood . . . maple and some ash I think.