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post #21 of 23
I had a chart saved that listed the BTU's of wood per cord. I dont know what happend to it but I will try and find it. Amongst the leaders, from what I remember, Shagbark hickory was #2 with a staggering 30,000 BTU's or something like that. It was actually # 2 with the highest BTU rating. I think pine came in at 6000.

What determines the weight in dryed wood is how porus a wood is. The tighter the grain, the heaver the wood. Hickory by far is 1 tough customer and if you ever split it, your shoulders will let you know! I guess thats why baseball bats are made from hickory.

While i understand what your saying, I disagree with your pound for pound theory. Again, Ive never seen a blue flame off any pine at a bonfire.
post #22 of 23

All wood same BTU per Pound

See the enclosed link, I also copied the sentence below from the link:-)

"Energy content is measured in British Thermal Units, better known as BTU's. Different types of firewood all have the same amount of BTU's per pound, but since they are not all equally dense, they vary considerably in the amount of BTU's available per cord."

post #23 of 23
I suppose a good expieriment would be get a couple pounds of oak/hickory and a couple pounds of pine light them the same way and take a temp when the flames are the same hieght and equivilent.

Not that Id ever burn pine for smoking, but, I enjoy burning wood. wheather it is at a bonfire/party or to cook with. I find this statement intriging.
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