Flowery Branch homeowners and residents can now have premium firewood delivered straight to their doorstep. Here at Cutting Edge Firewood, we offer an easy and convenient online portal for ordering firewood. You can choose from high-end kiln-dried firewood, such as oak, hickory or cherry, as well as premium cooking wood. Best of all, you don't have to worry about picking up your order locally. If you live anywhere in Flowery Branch or the surrounding Greater Atlanta Area, our Delivery Artisan service will deliver your firewood directly to your home.
About Flowery Branch, GA
Flowery Branch is a medium-sized city in Hall County with a population of about 5,679, according to a 2010 census. It's technically part of the Gainesville metropolitan area, sharing a border with Lake Lanier. It's a little-known fact that Andrew Lincoln, the seventh U.S. president, traveled through Flowery Branch while serving in the Army during 1818.
Flowery Branch is also home to the Atlanta Falcon's official training camp. Here, fans of Georgia's one and only National Football League (NFL) team can watch the Matt Ryan and his teammates practice. Best of all, it's completely free to attend. You can learn more about the Falcons training camp in Flowery Branch by visiting the team's website here.
What's the Best Firewood for My Flowery Branch, GA Home?
The secret to building the best fires at your Flowery Branch home is using the right firewood. All firewood comes from trees, but the specific variety of tree and way in which it's processed will affect its performance when burned. Firewood harvested from hardwood trees like oak, hickory and maple outperform firewood harvested from softwood trees like pine, spruce and yew. Softwoods aren't necessarily softer than hardwoods, but they are less dense. Therefore, there's more organic matter to feed a fire, resulting in brighter, hotter, longer-lasting flames.
How to Start a Fire With Tinder and Kindling
Never use lighter fluid to start a fire, especially when building a fire inside your Flowery Branch home. It's both dangerous and completely unnecessary, as you can easily start a fire using nothing more than a small amount of tinder and kindling. Tinder is a small, lightweight and generally loose matter that's easy to ignite, whereas kindling is slightly larger -- though still small -- matter that's placed on top of the tinder. After arranging your firewood logs in a fireplace, wood-burning stove or fire pit, place a small pile of tinder underneath the middle of it, followed by a small stack of kindling. You can then use a single match to ignite the tinder, at which point the flame should ignite the kindling and then the firewood.
Kindling may include:
- Pine straw
- Dry leaves
Tinder may include:
- Dryer lint
- Wood shavings
- Foxtail grass
Alternatively, you can purchase one of the exclusive fire starters sold here at Cutting Edge Firewood.
Cleaning Your Flowery Branch, GA Home's Fireplace
Some Flowery Branch homeowners never use their fireplace -- and that's okay. It's an excellent aesthetic feature that enhances a home's interior decor. But if you're planning to take advantage of your home's fireplace this winter, you should clean it regularly. Over time, ash and soot will accumulate inside your fireplace, some of which may end up on your floors. And if you get firewood ash on your home's carpeted floors, you may struggle to get it out. To prevent this from happening, use a shovel to scoop and remove firewood ash from your fireplace. Even if it's no longer hot, it's recommended that you discard this ash in a separate metallic can or container instead of your standard trashcan to reduce the risk of an accidental fire.
In addition to cleaning firewood ash out of your fireplace, you should also have your chimney professionally cleaned and inspected at least once a year. Doing so will help protect against dangerous creosote buildup, which could otherwise lead to a house fire.
Did You Know? Cooking Over Wood Produces a Unique Smokey Flavor
The next time you get ready to grill a steak, chicken, pork or hamburgers, consider using high-quality cooking wood. You can still use charcoal at the bottom of your grill, but you should place cooking wood over the coals so that it injects new flavor into your food. Known as smoking, it offers a unique smokey flavor that's achieved with charcoal alone. As the wood chips burn, they release flavorful smoke that rises into your food. And although there are smokers designed specifically for this purpose, you can smoke food using a basic charcoal grill as well.
Visit our online store today to see why Cutting Edge Firewood is the preferred vendor of premium kiln-dried firewood in Flowery Branch, GA.