Determining if my seasoned Red Oak is ready to burn is challengin
Determining if my seasoned Red Oak is ready to burn is challenging me. One yr old Red Oak, round 6-8" dia wood planned as over-night "back sticks". All has seasoned cracks, + 12" dia wood is split at least once to twice. The wt is still heavy IMO with the bark aged or gone. Most of all it might not build coal and burn over night. I'm not seeing or hearing any sizzling but feel I'm not getting my best results. I saw some where Red Oak should be seasoned 2 yrs which is hard for me to believe in the North, TX heat.
Plus, IÃ¢ÂÂm learning Ash w/n have the distinct seasoning cracks but wt is easily noticed. We are getting our 1st real winter test in the morning.