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Firewood facts and other things to consider.

You will find that firewood is typically cut to a length of 15-16”.

  • Kiln dried
    • Kiln dried means the firewood has been dried in a kiln or oven that is set to a desired moisture content that is ready to burn when you buy it.
  • Seasoned
    • Seasoned firewood means it has been air dried or aged and it ready to burn. We recommend chopping larger pieces as they may need more help to burn.
  • Unseasoned
    • Unseasoned firewood is not yet ready to burn. It will require additional air drying or aging which can take six months to a year as it has a higher moisture content.

Not all firewood is alike. Depending on the firewood you choose you can see different results. Some burn cleaner, longer, hotter, spark more/less, smoke more/less. While others are better for cooking.

  • Hardwood
    • Overall hardwood is a better choice for firewood as they are more dense, burns longer and hotter. Hardwoods also produce less smoke and sparks than softwoods. They are also better for cooking and offer a wide variety of flavours!
  • Softwood
    • Softwoods are typically a more cost-effective option than hardwoods because they are not as dense and burn faster than hardwoods. Softwoods typically create more of a crackle but, with that you will have more popping embers.
  • Never burn treated wood
    • Treated wood contains chemicals and if burned it will release hazardous materials that can harm your health and our environment.

If you have more questions regarding pellets contact us at hello@couleeoutdoor.com.

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