This is my first season with a Mark III, I am a recovering wood pellet burner.
The last few days I have played around with building a wood fire in it. Since I was around the whole time, and my chimney has never been exposed to a wood fire, I left my baro hooked up just to tinker with it.
I have been burning spruce that has been seasoned for 3 years. I am very happy with it's performance. This weekend I plan to start a coal fire, and hopefully that will be the last time I light it this year.
If I was using quality, seasoned hardwood, without the baro, do you guys think that my stove would create a lot of creosote? I have a two story masonry, tile lined chimney through the center of the house.