What appeals to you about having a slow combustion wood burning stove? Perhaps it’s the great heat output, long burn times or the low emissions? Regardless of your reasons for owning a slow combustion fire, it is imperative that you use the right firewood. Choosing the wrong firewood can affect the performance of the fireplace and your enjoyment of it. The wrong wood won’t burn properly, deprives you of warmth, and the flames will be weak.