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    I burn a lot of poplar. It burns intense with little "coaling". Easy to work with too. My preferred wood for the arch.

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    I burn it if I have to. Cannot stand the smell of the stuff when its wet or still green.
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    When it's dry it burns like paper, need to refill often, doesn't coal, does smell (especially when green). I split by hand and would rather work with hard wood, but if a tree goes down close, I burn it. Not my first choice though, closer to my last. I'm going to try Basswood this year. Its laying 10' from the evaporator. Well, I guess it will be next year, as I will let it dry some. I burn mostly Hickory, then, Red Oak, W. Ash. It's most abundant for me.

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    Default Poplar and Mike Z

    Mike Z, I can tell you from experence if you use bass wood mix it in with good wood. I never got the heat from it.
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    Thanks for the tip. It's a big tree, I can see where it would have given me the impression of having "all the wood I need" for the season. Are you from Winter? I'm just south of there 20 minutes or so, north of Tony.

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    Ya, I'm south of town about 3 miles on co."W" on the south side of the road. A sign out on the road says "Brad & Linda's Sugarbush." Stop in if your in the area.
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    Filter press
    Polaris 6x6 & 4x4
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    Built new 24' x 40' shack in 2006
    http://www.blsugarbush.com

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    Brad, sounds good, thanks. Always nice to see other's set ups. Go Packers!

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    Mike, If you wany to come send me an E-mail. I don't want to miss you.
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    Allis Chalmers G
    Built new 24' x 40' shack in 2006
    http://www.blsugarbush.com

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    Brad, yes I will send E-mail before coming. I would like to visit when you're boiling, but I'll likely be boiling too, so we'll just see how it goes. Thanks - MZ

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