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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-19-2014, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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I know that split wood is best seasoned 10-12 months. Wondering what is the earliest you guys burn wood that was freshly cut and then split??

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Depends on the type of wood , cherry & maple dry out pretty fast, 6 mos .
Oak , walnut take longer

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I had some chestnut oak I burned that I seasoned for 6 months. I cut it in the first couple days of June. I split it right a away then stacked it outside in direct sunlight for 2 weeks. After that I stored it in my barn till November. Last drop of water that wood saw was the storm it came down in. I just made sure it never saw another drop. Inside the barn it can't get wet and I leave the stall doors open so their is a cross breeze flowing through the barn.

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Re: Firewood

Rd22, if you are burning for heat 10-12 is a minimum. If you are burning for ambiance almost anytime after split. A caution about burning too much non-seasoned wood through a chimney. Creosote could build up.

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Re: Firewood

It also depends on what you're burning it in. An open fireplace is unlikely to build up creosote so you could burn unseasoned wood with no problem. An airtight stove is another matter.

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I just had a maple freshly cut and dropped off 1st week of aug. I split it up and its sitting. Planned on using it for fireplace(enclosed) inside cabin for last weekend of deer season( approx. 12/15/14)... I was just wondering if it didn't burn as good only being 4 months seasoned as opposed to the ideally 10- 12 months..I'd be mixing it in with yearly seasoned wood which would burn good..didn't want to use it if it would only smolder away...

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Ill prob use it for outside prior....

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Split it into smaller pieces and place in full sun with lots of wind and it will be good to go.

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Re: Firewood

Does the same apply for using to cook food outside? gave some to a serbian neighbor. He cooks a pig for the holidays Jan.7th.. Uses charcoal but wanted to add some wood..

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You and he will be perfectly fine.

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