Hey all, Hope all of you are ready for Christmas, Im not. Up early this AM as the rest of the family sleeps late. I came downstairs to a hot bed of coals from last night's load of 2 year old locust, maple and some oak. I loaded the stove NS/EW crisscrossed at around 9pm last night. At 7 the stove top was at 400 and a very healthy coal bed. This is by far the best results I have had with the 30 and I attribute it to the wood. I have in the past used the same wood but individually never mixed. I think i found what the 30 likes to eat and agrees with her stomach. The oak is 2.5 years split and stacked, the maple i CSS in january of this year and the locust is 2 years old. Great combo of wood. Whats your stove favorite mix drink? Have a happy Sunday and lets go Giants, Or Ravens, Im torn.