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Storing your briquettes


We recommend storing your briquettes indoors only.

Storing Your Briquettes – The Basics:

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 so if they are exposed to moisture they will start to expand. This makes them useless for burning. Storing your briquettes the right way is really important.

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. Don’t remove them from their packaging, or store 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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