Does kiln dried wood burn hotter?

Does kiln dried wood burn hotter?

When it comes to choosing firewood, the moisture content of the wood can greatly affect its ability to burn hot and efficiently. Kiln drying is a process that removes moisture from wood, making it a popular choice among those looking to achieve higher burning temperatures.

Kiln dried wood typically has a moisture content of around 15-20%, compared to freshly cut wood which can have a moisture content of up to 50%. Cutting Edge Firewood has an even lower moisture content, typically at 5% or lower. The lower moisture content of kiln dried wood allows it to burn hotter and more efficiently. When wood burns, the moisture in the wood is converted into steam, which cools the fire and reduces the amount of heat generated. With less moisture to convert, kiln dried wood is able to burn hotter and produce more heat.

In addition to burning hotter, kiln dried wood also has several other benefits. Because the moisture has been removed, kiln dried wood is less likely to crack or split, making it easier to handle and store. It also produces less smoke and fewer sparks, making it a safer choice for indoor fireplaces.

Kiln dried wood is a great option for those looking to achieve higher burning temperatures and enjoy the benefits of a more efficient and cleaner-burning fire. It is also a good choice for those who want wood that is easy to handle and store. However, it is important to note that kiln dried wood can be more expensive than freshly cut wood.

Overall, kiln dried wood is a great choice for those looking to elevate their fireside experience and enjoy the benefits of a hotter and more efficient burn. It may be more expensive, but the benefits make it worth considering.

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Leroy Hite

Leroy Hite is the founder and CEO of Cutting Edge Firewood, an ultra-premium firewood and cooking wood company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Leroy's mission is to give people the experience of the perfect fire because some of life’s best memories are made in the warmth of a fire’s glow. He founded Cutting Edge Firewood in 2013 with a goal to provide unmatched quality wood and unparalleled customer service nationwide. The company offers premium kiln-dried firewood, cooking wood, and pizza wood in a wide variety of species and cuts to customers around the country.