Firewood Choices Matter: Using the Right Wood Quality for Your Needs

September 16, 2016

There are many reasons to start a fire, other than just to cook a meal, but also for staying warm during cold nights, or while out camping under the stars. While most folks do not give much consideration of the type of firewood to burn in a fireplace or on an outside grill, thinking that any wood will do, the choice really does matter.

It’s true, not all wood burns the same or have the same characteristics. Some types of wood burns naturally smokier than others, and some types are better suited for burning in the fireplace, rather than in a barbecue pit. Not to mention that preparing/splitting some wood is much more difficult than, which requires using an ax and some chopping skills.

Basically, there are various qualities of wood, and understanding how these burn will help you choose the right type of wood that best meets your needs.

Choosing the Right Wood Quality for Your Needs

Softwood, which is typically light in colour, splits and burns easily, but it does put off some thick smoke, with occasional to heavy sparks, depending on the quality of the wood. The importance of softwood is that is burns easily, and is ideally used to start fires as kindle. Having a stock of kindling on-hand to start a fire is needed to prepare for firewood logs.

There are many types of firewood, and each type has its own burning characteristics and temperature ranges, basically, some burn hotter than others. However, some types of wood are preferred because these burns longer with less smoke and sparks than most other firewood, such as Red Gum.

Ready-to-Use Kindling and Firewood

Not everyone lives near available kindling that can be just picked off the ground, or has an ax to chop a tree down to make firewood, which takes time and skill to do. No, most people today have a reliable supplier of kindling and firewood that is ready-to-use, often sorted and packaged for the convenience of customers.

Firewood choices matter, and where you buy firewood also matters because a quality supplier of firewood will sell the right wood you need, that is chopped, packaged, ready to use, and sourced from sustainable areas in Victoria.

If you need to buy kindling, firewood, charcoal, or Heat Beads BBQ briquettes, then order from John Tires – a premier firewood and charcoal wholesaler and retailer in Melbourne.

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