As you may know, hardwood is wood that originates from trees like Beech, Oak, Birch, Ash, Cheery and other. Hardwood briquettes are made from condensed and compressed sawdust and chips of hardwood.
Are hardwood briquettes better than softwood?
Hardwood grows slower. It takes some types a whole century (100 full years) to mature. This means that the wood of a mature hardwood tree is denser, stronger. Softwood, on the other hand, matures much faster, which won’t result in high-density timber.
The density impacts burn time. The thicker the wood, the longer it burns. That’s just simple physics. Thus, as a rule, softwood should burn too fast, when compared to hardwood, making us believe that hardwood briquettes are the better choice.
Finally, you need to dry out softwood slightly better than hardwood. Some hardwoods are fine with having 22-25% moisture content while with softwood, it’s essential to contain moisture levels below 20%. But the most critical factor which determines that hardwood briquettes are at least slightly better than softwood alternatives is that they are denser and require less input to produce a larger energy output.
How to store hardwood briquettes?
Recommended briquettes storage guidelines are the same for hardwood and softwood briquettes. The primary hazards to be avoided are moisture and exposure to direct sunlight. This means that you should keep them in a dry, but well-ventilated area without huge windows. Avoid placing them on the floor or ground as any moisture from down below will definitely hamper their combustibility and efficiency as fuel.
It is strongly recommended to store briquettes on wooden panels or somewhere above the ground. Furthermore, use a blanket or any other item to cover them from sunlight. You can measure the moisture in the room before picking a storage location to make a better, more-calculated decision.
Why choose HS Solid Fuels?
You can and should choose HS Solid Fuels because of our long and vast experience in the field, the fact that we are a goal-oriented family business and because our core values make us strive for innovation and to make your day-to-day life a lot simpler.
By providing you with high-quality hardwood briquettes and other solid fuels at a reasonable price, we have established a strong brand presence in this sector. HS Solid Fuels is continuously striving towards providing our customers with more sustainable, efficient and easy-to-store solid fuel products. You can reach out to us with questions, inquiries or get a quote!