Mixed briquettes on an open fire
The best fuel for your stove or open fire is likely to be a mix of several types. From fast, hot burning cobs to long, slow burning bark briquettes, with the recycled sawdust and Verdo briquettes in between, plus the possibility of adding in some logs if you want, makes for a very versatile approach.
Burn 'em bright or slow 'em down: you choose!
_Once they start to burn and glow the briquettes look very attractive and they also increase in size substantially, something to remember with a small stove or an open fire. I made the mistake of placing one too close to the door, not realising how much it would swell. Luckily the shovel was to hand! I've also been deceived by the apparent lack of smoke coming from the flue on my return home...groaning and thinking the stove had gone out - only to find the room lovely and warm and a slow-glowing briquette still chugging away quietly after several hours of neglect!
The Wood Fuel Co-operative team, aka the Toasty Toes Team, are constantly testing new wood fuels and reporting back here, plus seeking out news and views that help members choose the right fuels for their fires and stoves.