Red Gum Firewood for Campfire CookingMay 9, 2018
There is no greater pleasure than spending one’s time in quiet contemplation or in amicable companionship in front of a campfire. It’s a trope that’s been used time and again in many stories, but it’s iconic for one good reason – campfires exude an air of old-time comfort that is nothing short of inimitable. It is so integral to the stereotypical appeal of camping that no foray into the great outdoors is ever complete without campfire.
Still, anybody who has ever had a stint outdoors will tell you that not all campfires burn the same, nor is it easy to create a roaring campfire with just whatever pickings you can find off of paths. Not only will you have to deal with finding dried wood, but you’ll also have to deal with the issue of damp or wet bark, the presence of mould or fungi which can produce large amounts of smoke.
It is an often untold, but very common fact, that not all woods burn properly or with a pleasant-enough aroma, and that just any wood you may find laying around wouldn’t make the food you cook taste or smell good.
If you’re the sort of outdoorsman who loves to cook the day’s catch on an open campfire, you would not want to run the risk of tainting your food with any off-flavours, or having to settle for uneven or improper cooking due to the inconsistent heat brought about by random assorted firewood. Thankfully, red gum firewood is available and perfect for campfire use.
True to old-time standards, red gum firewood delivers the following advantages for your campfire:
- Aromatic properties – red gum is an aromatic wood that will impart a lovely, full-bodied, smoky flavour to anything and everything you cook over it, but used in accompaniment to other types of wood, the effect is rendered more subtle.
- Slow, even burning time – being a dense type of wood, red gum has a slow and even burning time that is excellent for roasting large cuts of meat or seafood without running the risk of it becoming too hot, or having to deal with uneven heating that will cause parts of your food to be under cooked.
- Dense nature – red gum’s density not only ensures an even burn, but a prolonged one as well. You can save a lot of money on fuel – needing to use only small amounts at a time – owing to the density of the wood.
If you are planning an outing such as a camping trip, and you want to make sure your campfire experience with friends and family is a positive time to remember, then make sure to bring along some red gum firewood from John Tiras Pty Ltd.
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