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Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« on: October 30, 2013, 10:23:32 PM »
Does it have a flattish surface anywhere? 
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 04:37:13 AM »
I use my wood stove to preheat my strike and sparge water. When I get home from work or wake up on a Saturday morning my strike water usually just needs some cool water to adjust the temperature and I'm mashin'! Place my uninsulated mash tun next to the stove and the temperature holds steady. On really cold winter days I can even stoke the fire enough to boil.

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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 05:30:08 AM »

Have I mentioned I love wood heat?  ;D Seven species stashed for the winter. ???

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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 06:08:06 AM »
I have had alot of interest in rocket mass heaters lately.  Would be awesome... If only I didn't live in a condo lol.
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 07:33:59 AM »
I have had alot of interest in rocket mass heaters lately.  Would be awesome... If only I didn't live in a condo lol.

I've been playing around with the idea of a three tier gravity fed rocket mass brew stand. Heat strike water at the top, directly above but a distance away from the fire box. Step down and away from the fire box/heat path to the mashtun where residual heat can be used to maintain temps. Then back towards the fire box/heat path right up close to hit a full boil. It would be ideal for double brew days because you could heat your second strike water on the burn you would need to get your boil up.

It might only work for single step infusion mash though.
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 08:26:15 AM »
I love in a fairly small house and have a huge, 40 year old wood stove.  Unless it's under 10F outside (which it seldom is) I have to open the windows when I use it to keep the house under 90F so it doesn't get used too often.  But during our frequent power outages, it's a lifesaver.
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 09:00:15 AM »
We sometimes get to do the same thing Denny, glad that the thing
does not require electricity to produce heat...a real life saver when
it is 35 below zero and the power goes off.....
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 09:17:35 AM »
We sometimes get to do the same thing Denny, glad that the thing
does not require electricity to produce heat...a real life saver when
it is 35 below zero and the power goes off.....

35 below?  No thanks!
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 09:36:54 AM »
We sometimes get to do the same thing Denny, glad that the thing
does not require electricity to produce heat...a real life saver when
it is 35 below zero and the power goes off.....

Wow...I forgot where you live...

We a gas fireplace and propane lightpost style heater. Plenty of hest in the cold months.
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 10:38:06 AM »
I love in a fairly small house and have a huge, 40 year old wood stove.  Unless it's under 10F outside (which it seldom is) I have to open the windows when I use it to keep the house under 90F so it doesn't get used too often.  But during our frequent power outages, it's a lifesaver.

Yeah, those old school wood stoves are great. Man I miss having wood heat when I want it.  Growing up my main daily chore was to split wood & kindling , fill the wood box and make sure a fire was going strong by the time Dad got home. 
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 01:52:52 PM »
We have one of those soapstone wood stoves, I have a couple hours left with the log splitter to finish off the fire wood for winter.
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 04:49:58 PM »
Man, I love our fireplace for those nights when it gets down to 45F.

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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 04:58:16 PM »
Man, I love our fireplace for those nights when it gets down to 45F.

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Wait, must be natural gas in your neck of the woods. Or do they let you burn wood with an indoors fireplace?

Edit - 3 face cords ( or one full cord) of hardwood delivered tomorrow.
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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 06:12:48 PM »
We have one of those soapstone wood stoves, I have a couple hours left with the log splitter to finish off the fire wood for winter.

We've got a Hearthstone Phoenix soapstone stove in our main house in town.

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Re: Got a Wood or Coal burnin stove?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013, 06:14:09 PM »
I love in a fairly small house and have a huge, 40 year old wood stove.  Unless it's under 10F outside (which it seldom is) I have to open the windows when I use it to keep the house under 90F so it doesn't get used too often.  But during our frequent power outages, it's a lifesaver.

...and a 30-something year old monster at our place in the mountains...

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