So my girlfriend and I rented a beautiful house with a bunch of friends in Willington, Vermont this past weekend. We booked a day at the mountain to go skiing. Conditions couldn't be better! It was also perfect for a throwdown. The contestants were; in the blue corner, air dried wood, which was purchased in the spring by the owner of the house. In the red corner, a young and hungry to heat, kiln dried wood. There was no match for air dried. Kiln dried was unbelievably easy to light, burned hotter, and overall looked nicer as it burned and when it was stacked next to the fireplace. See for yourself.