Anyone who has used a wood stove has had to figure out the answer to this question. While it may seem like a simple question on the surface, choosing between wood logs and bricks to fuel your wood stove can have a big impact on your and your family’s experience using your stove. Whether that experience is positive or negative can often hinge on your choice of fuel.
Benefits of Using Bricks to Fuel Your Wood Stove
Wood bricks are a great option to use to fuel your wood stove. Wood bricks are generally made of recycled, kiln-dried sawdust and wood chips. A few of the benefits of using bricks to fuel your wood stove include:
Easy cleanup – Wood bricks often save you time because they produce less ash for you to clean up after you have finished using your wood stove.
Simple storage – Wood bricks stack easily and require less storage space than wood logs. Since they are usually wrapped, wood bricks are protected from the elements and tend to draw little to no attention from bugs and rodents.
Burn longer – In many cases, wood bricks burn longer than wood logs. They also burn hotter and cleaner than logs.
Better for the environment – Since wood bricks are made from recycled wood scraps (which would otherwise end up in landfills), there is a less environmental impact from producing them. In addition, wood scraps produce less pollution than logs when burned, including less creosote and less carbon because of their low moisture content.
Benefits of Using Logs to Fuel Your Wood Stove
Wood logs are the traditional fuel used to fuel, campfires, fireplaces, and wood stoves. There’s nothing quite like sitting around a log fire with friends and family. Besides forming the heart of a picturesque scene, using logs to fuel your wood stove are beneficial in other ways, including:
Plentiful supply – Newly-felled (recently cut down), kiln-dried (dried in an oven), semi-seasoned (left out to dry for a short time), and seasoned wood (left out to dry for a long time) logs are widely available.
Attractiveness – In most cases, guests are not going to complement the attractiveness of a wood brick fire, but a fire fueled by wood logs is classic and eye-catching.
Variety – There are several different types of wood logs. Each type of wood log provides unique benefits whether it be its size, how long it burns, or the scent it emits when it burns.
Top Brick and Log Brands
There are a wide variety of wood log and brick brands on the market these days. Some of the top brands include but are not limited to the following:
North Idaho Energy Logs – These logs are denser than cordwood and often burn longer than wood bricks.
BioBricks – These bricks are rectangular in shape. This allows several BioBricks to be packed into a wood stove at once, which cuts down on the number of times a wood stove needs to be refueled during use and between uses.
Fiber Fuel Wood Bricks – These bricks are high-quality cordwood alternatives. Fiber Fuelwood bricks are made from recycled, kiln-dried Eastern white pine.
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