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My new supply of logs- this time, ash!

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  • Marauderer
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    I gotta remember 16" long it the right length for a Lang 48"!!

  • DWCowles
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    Barry is correct, a cord is 4ft x 4ft x 8ft. I have six ricks that is 4ft tall x 8ft long x 16 in. wide. I like 16" wide bc it works with the firebox better and allows more air flow which results in cleaner smoke.

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  • Huskee
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    Originally posted by Marauderer View Post
    A cord stacked tight is 4'X4'X8'. A rick is 4'HX8'W X how ever the sticks are long would be the depth. If they are 24" long then the Rick would equal 1/2 cord. 16" long stick would be 1/3 cord.
    Thanks Barry that help clear it up. I'm guessing I have between 1/4 and 1/3 cord then.

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  • Marauderer
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    Originally posted by Huskee View Post
    DWCowles et al; I'm no good with "cords", I've been out of the process too long (also raised with a wood stove and spent many childhood/teenage days cutting hauling splitting wood). What would you say I have in the above pic? 1/2 cord? I know there are measurements that quantify a cord, but roughly...?
    A cord stacked tight is 4'X4'X8'. A rick is 4'HX8'W X how ever the sticks are long would be the depth. If they are 24" long then the Rick would equal 1/2 cord. 16" long stick would be 1/3 cord.

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  • Huskee
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    DWCowles et al; I'm no good with "cords", I've been out of the process too long (also raised with a wood stove and spent many childhood/teenage days cutting hauling splitting wood). What would you say I have in the above pic? 1/2 cord? I know there are measurements that quantify a cord, but roughly...?

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  • Marauderer
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    Originally posted by Beefchop View Post
    This reminds me of home. We actually heated our house with wood so I spent many a morning chopping and splitting logs. If you're talking about a cord of wood, then yeah, the gas splitter is a must!
    Cool!! That will work up a sweat.

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  • DWCowles
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    I'm talking about 2 plus cords

  • Beefchop
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    This reminds me of home. We actually heated our house with wood so I spent many a morning chopping and splitting logs. If you're talking about a cord of wood, then yeah, the gas splitter is a must!

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  • Huskee
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    Must rental places have them. Lemme tell you they're worth every penny of rental fee. Perhaps man's greatest invention.

  • Marauderer
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    I hear you DW but, when you are old and fat like me the exercise needs motivation andf I use to split 6-8 cords a year by hand back in the 80's. If the body won't handle it then GLS here I come.

  • DWCowles
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    Barry I can tell you the gas log splitter is a lot better than swinging the maul.

  • Marauderer
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    Hhmmmm, I haven't split wood in a long time. Looks like I need to get to work so when I get my "Stick Burner" I am ready to go. I may have to invest or find someone with a log splitter. I will have to see how I do with my old splitting maul and wedges.

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  • Huskee
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    I'm thinking that's all you need to do

  • DWCowles
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    I just going to split it and let it season with the hickory

  • Huskee
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    You have a TON of hickory!

    No, I've never heard that about cherry. I would think you'd want dry seasoned wood for proper smoke regardless of species. I can't imagine it making a difference, but again I am ignorant of this. www.FruitaWoodChunks.com sells all their species of cherry wood split like any other.

    Try a separate cook with dry split pieces, and one w/ fresh split pieces and report back if you notice an appreciable diff.

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