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How to start your fire with briquettes


How To Start Your fire with Briquettes.

Here’s a quick quide for how to start your fire with briquettes. It’s a little different to using traditional logs.

  1. Place two RUF type briquettes at the back, angled towards each other
  2. Add a couple of Hotmax in front and a Waxling firelight in the centre.
  3. Light the Waxling and place a small Hotmax on top.
  4. Once the Hotmax are burning well, gently place a longer burning briquette on top; e.g. Pini-kay, Nestro or another RUF.
A series of pictures of a fire being laid according to our instructions

These instructions are for an average size stove (5-7kw) or open fire. If your grate is too small for the suggested arrangement of briquettes, just use fewer as required, for example, use one RUF Oak instead of two. Hardwood Cobs can be replaced with Hotmax, which are an excellent alternative.

Once your fire is going, turn the air flow down a little and, after an hour or so, add half a briquette of your choice, such as a Beech Nestro, Pini-Kay or Blazers. We have a great range of briquettes on offer. Why do we stock so many? Well it’s because no two fires are the same! What works for one may not be quite right for the other. You can click on any product in our range for more information and what type of fire they work best on.

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