More About Wood Pellets
Our Multi-Fuel units offer a spark free bonfire experience when using wood pellets. It is also a great way to reduce firewood costs by adding 1-2 pounds of pellets to the base of any of our fire pits prior to starting your fire with traditional firewood.
Simply put, wood pellets are made from wood chips, bark, sawdust, biomass and byproducts of manufactured wood products. Wood pellets are very dense and put off a lot of heat with an average BTU value of 8000- 8770.
According to Wood pellet association of Canada wood pellet production helps reduce waste and support a sustainable, renewable bioenergy. Read more here.
Shopping for Pellets
When shopping for wood pellets you will notice there are cooking and heating pellets.
- We recommend using heating pellets as they are about 4-5 times less expensive than cooking pellets. Heating pellets can contain softwoods and hardwoods.
- Cooking pellets can also be used but, it is not recommended as they are much more expensive and we do not recommend cooking with pellets. If you are looking to cook with your Coulee we recommend using firewood and not pellets as you cannot manage the heat.
It is recommended to store your wood pellets in a dry place. If your wood pellets get wet, they will expand then disintegrate and will be rendered unusable.