Published on 18-01-2016 16:03
So which woods are good for burning, and which aren't?
We often have a range of wood that we can burn and because we don't know how different woods burn we tend to just burn anything, hopefully this article will help us make more considered choices when we've got a variety of wood to choose from.
Alder: Poor heat output and short lasting. A low quality firewood. Produces nice charcoal that burn steady and is useful for homemade gunpowder.
Apple: Great fuel that bums slow and steady when dry, with little flame, sparking or spitting. It has a pleasing scent. It is easier to cut green. Great for cooking.
Ash: Considered one of the best burning woods with steady flame and good heat output. It will burn well when green, but even better when dry. Easily to saw and split.
Beech: Similar to ash, but only burns fair when green. If it has a fault, it may shoot embers out a long ways. It is easy to chop.
Birch: This has good heat output but burns quickly. The smell is also pleasant. It will burn