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Old 09-24-2012, 12:10 PM
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Obviously this will be a wide ranging question and answer thread, but we are interested. We want to know regardless were you are located.

In in the North West (Washington state USA). I have many trees around my lot (quite a few now in the wood pile.)
I have Alder but I think this is better suited to smoking in a BBQ. I have some cedar but that burns hot switch is OK but spits a lot, not OK for cooking in the oven.
A friend gave me some Cherry but it's not dry enough yet. It's a shame there are no apple trees on the lot.

So what do YOU use?

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The best wood is free wood. I love getting wood.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:51 PM
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Paul,

I use pine to get the fire going (that's pretty much all we have in the high Sierra's). For pizza, I switch to oak or walnut.
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Generally I use Eucalypt which burns very hot and clean.
Just dropped a huge red gum (1400mm diameter at base) at my son's place and getting it planked and slabbed at the week end, so plenty of firewood for a couple of years.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...urn-18357.html (Wood to burn)

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My woodpile is growing, love free wood too. Cut down the trees, buck split and stacked them. Lost 15 lbs (Making room for pizza) Take sometime before this is ready to burn however.

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My favorite is Eucalyptus. If properly seasoned it burns clean, hot, and long. And has more BTU's per cord than anything but white oak.

Second favorite is Oak. That's what I've been burning for the past few months. Not as clean as Euc though.

Just this week got my hands on two cords of pear and a mixed cord of half oak/half lemon.

The pear is still wet and won't burn till next year. Haven't had a chance to burn the lemon, but hear that it's good.

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You can also buy a box of oak at Smart and Final or any grocery store. For me I love burning oak.
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I can't imagine what the cost of wood would be if purchased at a grocery store by the box. A thousand dollars a cord? More?

Might be fine for an occasional fire in the fireplace, but to feed a hungry oven on a regular basis, I'd think you'd be better buying in quanity.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:34 PM
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Hi Bill

Its about $10 for about 15 good size logs but yes its for an occasional use in between getting a cord =)
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That's actually a lot better than I would have thought.

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