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Why Use Briquettes?
Briquettes are also known as heat logs or eco logs offer a great value, clean and convenient alternative to traditional firewood. A standard pallet of wood briquettes will contain around 5000Kwh of energy. Briquettes deliver greater energy density due to their lower moisture content and greater density, this combined with their convenient packaging format makes wood briquettes the ultimate contender for high value heat generation.
How to Use Briquettes
Just as small kindling sticks catch fire more quickly than larger logs, it’s the same with briquettes. Use smaller briquettes when you want to get the fire started or need a quick burst of heat. Use large briquettes when you’re looking for a longer, slower burn.
As with any woodfuel, the denser the material the longer it will burn, however the greater the effort that is required to get the fire started. Briquettes are essentially high-energy woodfuel, usually denser than any native UK hardwood and with a lower moisture content. They are not as high in heat energy as coal, but they are the closest woodfuel to coal on the market. It’s sensible when first using them to bear this in mind and only use a few on your fire until you get used to the heat output. You really do not want to over-fire your woodburner and distort the metal work!
They are 100% wood so burn just like wood with a very pleasing flame. Don’t hesitate to mix them with logs or to burn them by themselves.
You can also use briquettes for a very good campfire, barbecue or other outdoor and open fires.
Briquettes vs Logs
It can be hard to source a dry wood fuel at a reasonable price. At Calido Logs & Stoves we've been burning wood fuel for many years and are dedicated to helping you find the best product for your stove.
Wood briquettes are much hotter, cleaner, longer burning and more economical than traditional logs.
Some characteristics of briquettes include:
- Compact, dense, dry and clean
- Consistent in size, weight, moisture content and burn time
- Easy to handle, stack and store
- Made from recycled waste wood
- Available in a variety of types with different burning characteristics
- Guaranteed to produce more heat for less money than logs
Some traits of traditional logs include:
- Widely available as new-felled, semi-seasoned, seasoned or kiln-dried
- Variable sizes, moisture content, density and burning characteristics
- Damaging to biodiversity if felled specifically for burning
- Becoming more difficult and expensive to source dry logs
- Lower calorific value
For Briquettes in Scotland and across the UK, Contact Calido Logs & Stoves Today
Calido Logs & Stoves have many customers throughout the whole of Scotland and the UK and we are the local choice when it comes to multi fuel and wood burning stoves along with many wood burning and stove accessories.
As the years have passed our business has grown vastly but still operates from our base in Stirling and across Scotland. Our customer base started in Stirling, but now stretches to Dundee, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Perth and so on. Simply give us a call on 01786 357057, converse via our online chat system, email or even come and visit us!