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Certainly Wood Kindling - Kiln Dried Natural Firelighters for Woodburning Stove Open Fire Bbq Pizza Oven Fireplace Chimenea Barbecue Firepit - 2.5kg Firewood Sticks for Lighting Hard Log Charcoal Coal

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The way you store your kiln dried logs is a lot more important than you may think, and if you have a wood-burning appliance, it's crucial you store your firewood correctly to ensure you receive the best output from your wood burner. But why is it so important? Yes, very much so, but they will almost always be more expensive because they are ready to burn and the majority of the water is already removed for you. Being so dry, hopefully below 20% moisture content will mean you will get far more heat output and therefore if burning in an efficient stove it will mean you will use far less wood. So, it's actually far better value for money. The other benefit is that you should never have to overpay your chimney sweep to spend time removing tar from your chimney or flue! Quite simply it’s all about moisture content. The drier the wood the better it burns. Freshly cut wood will contain about 60-70% moisture content depending on species but to achieve the best firewood burn quality, the wood must be dried to below 25% moisture content, but it’s almost a case of the drier the better. This ensures a clean burn with maximum heat output. Seasoning Firewood However, there are a lot of imported kiln dried logs on the market and much of it is of good quality and Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ approved. However, whilst the likes of silver birch or alder provide a very nice even and consistent sample of logs and burn very nicely, they will burn 20-25% faster than mixed hardwood British logs such as oak logs, ash logs and beech logs because the wood is less dense and more like softwood. That is a massive difference in terms of the amount of wood you will burn, so be careful when you select what you buy. It might seem cheaper on the face of it, but you will end up buying more logs for the same amount of heat output, therefore costing you more.

Keeping things real here: green wood is not going to be your friend when you want to start a fire. This wood has very high moisture content from 60% plus. We need to extract as much as much moisture as possible, if we are to get the best burn from every log. Enter the kiln drying method. Wood is placed in a special kiln where the environment and environmental temperature can be controlled. Then heat is circulated over the wood pieces, removing water and impurities thus lowering the internal moisture levels. Hardwood kiln drying schedules typically keep the dry bulb temperature below 80 °C. Difficult-to-dry species might not exceed 60 °C. The rule of thumb is, longer the drying time the lower the temperature. Faster the drying time, hotter the temperature. Just like any great product, kiln drying wood takes a certain level of knowledge and skill to perfect. So, once again we recommend only using ‘Ready to Burn’ kiln dried logs, although a combination of products will work even better and provide flexibility through burning. The time taken to dry logs in kilns can vary depending on the drying system used, but typically it will take about 7-10 days in a chamber which runs at around 60 – 70 °C. At Certainly Wood we have a very unique drying system which runs at much higher temperatures with fans to circulate the hot air. Our kilns can dry wood in approx. 50-hour cycles and each time, we put 18 tonnes into a kiln and take 12 tonnes out – therefore removing 6 tonnes (6,000 litres) of water! Are kiln dried logs worth it?

This a common question and the answer is yes, but only if burnt on an open fire which has no air control, but it is still recommended to burn kiln dried logs on open fires to avoid tarring up the chimney. Those who think mixing wet logs with kiln dried is good to slow the burn then this is completely false economy as not only will you reduce the heat output, therefore needing more logs, but also you will tar the chimney. This a common question and the answer is yes, but only if burnt on an open fire which has no air control, it is still recommended to burn kiln dried logs on open fires to avoid tarring up the chimney. Those who think mixing wet logs with kiln dried is good to slow the burn then this is completely false economy as not only will you reduce the heat output, therefore needing more logs, but also you will tar the chimney. Here is a video explaining some of the species that you might encounter! Does kiln dried wood burn faster? Ensuring British woodlands are properly managed by taking regular thinnings for firewood and therefore improving overall health and wellbeing of the flora and fauna of that woodland.

However, there are a lot of imported kiln dried logs on the market; much of it is of good quality and Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ approved. However, whilst the likes of silver birch or alder provide a very nice even and consistent sample of logs and burn very nicely, they will burn 20-25% faster than mixed hardwood British logs such as oak logs, ash logs and beech logs because the wood is less dense and more like softwood. That is a massive difference in terms of the amount of wood you will burn, so be careful when you select what you buy. It might seem cheaper on the face of it, but you will end up buying more logs for the same amount of heat output, therefore costing you more. However, there are a lot of imported kiln dried logs on the market; much of it is of good quality and Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ approved. However, whilst the likes of silver birch or alder provide a very nice even and consistent sample of logs and burn very nicely, they will burn 20-25% faster than mixed hardwood British logs such as oak logs, ash logs and beech logs because the wood is less dense and more like softwood. That is a massive difference in terms of the amount of wood you will burn, so be careful when you select what you buy. It might seem cheaper on the face of it, but you will end up buying more logs for the same amount of heat output, therefore costing you more. Does kiln dried wood burn faster? In a wood-burning stove, kiln dried logs burn much more slowly and cleanly and provide a huge amount of heat – nothing can be more efficient. In a modern Ecodesign stove the importance of logs below 20% becomes even more evident. The time taken to dry logs in kilns can vary depending on the drying system used, but typically it will take about 7-10 days in a chamber which runs at around 60 – 70 °C. At Certainly Wood we have a unique drying system which runs at much higher temperatures with fans to circulate the hot air. Our kilns can dry wood in approx. 50-hour cycles and each time, we put 18 tonnes into a kiln and take 12 tonnes out – therefore removing 6 tonnes (6,000 litres) of water!Hardwood Bros is proud to produce and deliver the best USDA Kiln-Dried firewood material in the world today. The firewood we produce powers the ovens, smokers and stoves of scores of wood fired restaurants, bakeries and BBQ joints across the Tri-State region. These chefs attest to the quality of our product and the results they deliver.

After successfully working in industries not related to forestry the co-founders of Hardwood Bros both had a calling to return to the ‘woods’. The firewood products business was an industry we saw that had many flaws; with many providers delivering inconsistent product and poor customer service. Hardwood Bros set forth to build a company that would be the Gold Standard in the industry. A sustainable forestry business–powered by the latest technology—delivering industry leading forest products directly to your desired delivery location. Naturally, we will say British sourced every time as we don't import any logs and we believe British should be supported for the obvious reasons: Find all the answers in our "The Best Ways to Store your Kiln Dried Logs" blog. Which is the best kiln dried wood?The co-founders of Hardwood Bros from an early age had a passion and respect for the outdoors. Over the years, while exploring the natural beauty of the forests, mountains and rivers of the Northeast we developed a consuming curiosity about the forest and all its magnificence. Moving wood around can be tiresome. Be it within your own home or taking some to a different location. The good news is that drier wood is lighter wood, so kiln dried logs are easy to carry. One of the signature dry wood tests is to hit two pieces of wood together and if it gives out a “clank” hollow sound, the wood is dry. These hollow sounding kiln dried logs are much easier to carry around than conventional logs of wood. As we’re exploring the kiln dry world, we simply had to let you know about these lovely pizza logs too. Who said life has to be all about heating anyway? You know what it takes to make a great pizza? A HOT pizza oven. With less impurities than seasoned wood, BIG K’s natural pizza logs have all the right components to keep those pizzas popping out of the oven, at a blistering pace. Not to mention, the subtle smoky flavour of beech and ash wood that will add a whole other dimension of flavour to your pizzas.

However, there are a lot of imported kiln dried logs on the market; much of it is of good quality and Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ approved. However, whilst the likes of silver birch or alder provide a very nice even and consistent sample of logs and burn very nicely, they will burn 20-25% faster than mixed hardwood British logs such as oak logs, ash logs and beech logs because the wood is less dense and more like softwood. That is a massive difference in terms of the amount of wood you will burn, so be careful when you select what you buy. It might seem cheaper on the face of it, but you will buy more logs for the same amount of heat output, therefore costing you more. Yes, very much so, but they will almost always be more expensive because they are ready to burn and the majority of the water is already removed for you. Being so dry, below 20% moisture content will mean you will get far more heat output and therefore if burning in an efficient stove it will mean you will use far less wood. So, it's actually far better value for money. The other benefit is that you should never have to overpay your chimney sweep to spend time removing tar from your chimney or flue! The time taken to dry logs in kilns can vary depending on the drying system used, but typically it will take about 7-10 days in a chamber which runs at around 60 – 70 °C. At Certainly Wood we have a very unique drying system which runs at much higher temperatures with fans to circulate the hot air. Our kilns can dry wood in approx. 50-hour cycles and each time, we put 18 tonnes into a kiln and take 12 tonnes out – therefore removing 6 tonnes (6,000 litres) of water! For more on how we do this, watch the video below: Are kiln dried logs worth it? Before we get into kiln dried logs and kiln dried wood, let’s set the scene. We have been placing various concoctions into heated chambers for millennia to change chemical composition and birth something new- with laudable success for quite some time. The same basic methodology applies in the creation of kiln dried firewood. You see, the kiln dry process is all about the application of heat to wood to transform the wood’s burn characteristics. To keep things super simple at this stage: the drier the wood, the better the burn. Let’s dig deeper. Outdoor burning is just as important and in some ways, dry wood is even more critical. Whether the appliance is just for sitting around on a summers evening or perhaps cooking over, two things are vital - good heat output and minimal smoke. The latter is inevitable when using wet wood, but get a good fire going with dry wood and there will be barely any smoke.If you are still reading this, we naturally assume that you could be keen on some high-quality wood for your fireplace, fire pit or stove. Kiln dried wood definitely has its perks, so let us spell a few out for you. We only use British hardwood logs as we presently regard them as providing the best value for money. Firewood Quality Chart This is firewood that has been force-dried in kilns in a short space of time rather than dried naturally more commonly known as ‘seasoning’ over a period of time. The aim is to get the logs to below 20% moisture content which is what they need to be for the optimum burn. We only process timber which has been sourced from sustainably managed woodlands which means we only take thinnings which are required for healthy woodlands. In a wood burning stove, kiln dried logs burn much more slowly and cleanly and provide a huge amount of heat – nothing can be more efficient. In a modern Ecodesign stove the importance of logs below 20% becomes even more evident.

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