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Storing your briquettes


 

We recommend storing your briquettes indoors only.

DO store your briquettes in:

  • Watertight shed
  • Dry garage
  • Porch or conservatory
  • Inside house
  • Dry outbuildings
  • Some plastic garden stores, as long as they are watertight

DO NOT store your briquettes in:

  • Traditional log stores
  • Uncovered, outdoor areas
  • Buildings that are damp or have high humiditiy levels

Traditional log stores are open or vented. This is because logs require airflow around them to keep them dry. Briquettes are already dry and if they are exposed to moisture they will start to expand, making them useless for burning.

A damp briquette will just turn back into sawdust!

Storage FAQs

Most of our briquettes are in plastic shrink-wrapped packs, plastic bags, or cardboard boxes.

Some of the bags – Hotmax 20kg, for example – are extremely well-wrapped and will withstand being stored outside. However, they are the exception.

Most of the other plastic wrapped products have gaps in the shrink wrap, so they are not fully sealed against moisture.

The products that come in cardboard boxes or paper bags are not suitable for storing in anything but dry conditions. They must not be exposed to high atmospheric moisture.

Most briquettes, kept in their original wrapping and stored in the dry, will last more or less indefinitely. If they are removed from their packaging, or stored where they are exposed to damp, they will start to degrade over a period of months, depending on the conditions.

As a rough guide, a full pallet of briquettes will require a footprint of 1m x 1.2m. Stacked carefully, they will be about 1m – 1.5m high.

Half pallets take the same footprint but are generally .5m – .75m high.

Quarter pallets are roughly .25m – .5m high

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