Apple wood for burning?

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  1. amelia

    amelia Well-Known Member

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    After gooping up my wood stove with some "mystery" woods, I've learned to ask before experimenting. Does anybody know how apple burns?
     
  2. ChuckinVA

    ChuckinVA Well-Known Member

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    My experience has been that if it is good and dry it burns fine.Even has a pretty blue flame with lots of orange accents.
     

  3. vicki in NW OH

    vicki in NW OH Well-Known Member

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    Burns great with a nice fragrance.
     
  4. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Save the apple wood to smoke meat with.
     
  5. RedneckPete

    RedneckPete Well-Known Member

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    Apple has more energy per cord then any other wood except hickory. Burns clean and hot, but is often hard to split.

    Pete
     
  6. tooltime

    tooltime Border Ruffian

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    We've burned apple and it does burn nice.

    I've always heard that Osage orange generates the most BTU/cord, and I know Black Locust, Ironwood and Hophornbeam are right up there as well. I've also heard that almond wood has high heat value. Osage orange splits pretty hard, black locust too (and Elm).

    We burn mainly burr oak because that's what we have in abundance. It has pretty good heat value and doesn't smoke.

    All wood will generate more heat if it is well-seasoned.
     
  7. Wanda

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    I think all wood has the same heating value PER DRY LB. Usually the only time you have a prob is with wood not properly dried, and ''slow'' smoldering fires.
     
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    horselogger Well-Known Member

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    apple burns,when dry ,just great. The question is what about all of the chemical residues from the spraying program the orchard used.????
     
  10. Pony

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    We've got more apple than we can shake a (apple) stick at, and we never spray, so the wood is great for smoking or burning. Like others have said, just be sure it's dry.
     
  11. RMShepp

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    Apple is excellent when dry. If not dry it causes creosote to build up.