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Alder as firewood again !!

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34 minutes ago, Bolt said:

Not to mention Alan, he still is.

Don't forget Alder kings horses and Alder kings men ....🙂

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12 hours ago, Stere said:

I think alder buckthorn is the gunpowder charcoal species not alder

I think it was  used for fuses, there wouldn't have been enough for general use. Alder is probably good  because it can be ground to a specific grain size and this would affect how the mixture burnt.


Moisture is all driven off before pyrolysis starts unless you have very big wet logs.

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8 hours ago, HertsWood said:

Alder is worth more as charcoal than it as as a firewood!

You would hope so given the extra work and energy required to produce charcoal.

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