Burning Oak

by Josh
(Pomeroy, OH)

Living in the Appalachian foothills, oak (white or red) is readily available and burns long and hot.


But here's where oak beats sugar maple, white ash, hickory, or other hot burning hardwoods in my area: IT DOESN'T FILL THE FIREBOX WITH ASHES!

Oak simply doesn't leave as many ashes as other hardwoods. If you have a small or medium-sized firebox, this is a huge deal.

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Dec 12, 2018
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Oak Is My New Primary Firewood
by: Nicholas

Thanks Josh for sharing your experience with oak firewood. Plain and simple, oak is pretty tuff to beat.

About 4 years ago I had some property logged where the loggers left behind all the tops.....90 percent of those were red and white oak. So, needless to say for the last 3 years I've been burning oak in my wood stove and I love it.

I agree oak does seem to leave less ash than some of the other firewood types I've used over the years. If I had one drawback with oak it would be the time it needs to season. This year I'm burning red oak and a little bit of white oak that's been seasoning for 2 years and there's a noticeable difference between 1 to 2 years of seasoning. For best results, it really needs 2 full years.

Other than that, the firewood is great...plus I like how it smells in my wood shed!

Nick
Firewood For Life

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