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Kiln dried logs vs. Seasoned logs

With so many products on the market it’s hard to know which one is best to choose, there is so much information online as to which is the preferred choice when it comes to burning logs, some people will only ever burn seasoned logs and some swear by kiln dried.

First things first you need to understand the difference between the two. Seasoned wood is firewood that has been left to dry on its own, it usually takes between 1-2 years to be seasoned properly depending on the species of wood you are trying to dry out. Seasoned wood usually only dries down to 25% moisture content, however if it is dried in the summer months it can be lower.

Kiln dried wood is forced to dry within 4-6 days in a 70°C kiln. Kiln drying wood is great for processing large quantities of wood in a small amount of time, in most cases as much as 100 pallets at once, all depending on the size of the kiln. Kiln dried logs will light with no problems, and create a high heat output, due to the little moisture content, not only this they burn cleanly meaning that they do not cause soot or tarring inside the chimney or wood burner.

Here at Logpile we stand by kiln dried logs due to their efficient burning properties, they will produce more heat and not emit any smoke, making them a lot more economical as well.