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5 Must Know Top Tips


 
  1. Don’t overload the fire. Briquettes are much drier than logs, so you need fewer of them to get a good heat. Start with a little bit and put more on as you see how they burn.
  2. Don’t prod it! Briquettes shouldn’t be prodded with a poker. They lose their structure and will not burn for anywhere near as long as they would otherwise.
  3. Lay briquettes across the fire, not pointing towards the door. This is because many briquettes expand as they burn.
  4. Control the air flow. Too much or too little air can cause problems. To get the best burning time, experiment with the air flow on your stove. This is harder to control on an open fire, so whatever fuel you’re using, whether it’s logs, coal or briquettes, won’t burn as long in an open fire as it would on a stove.
  5. Don’t use wood pellets on a stove or open fire. Pellets should only be used in specially designed biomass boilers and pizza ovens.
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