how to smoke a brisket video
August 26, 2020

Welcome to the 6th episode of Becoming a Backyard BBQ Master! Today is the big one – the super bowl of backyard bbq and my graduation ceremony. Today, I attempt to smoke a brisket.

I’ve always felt like brisket smoking is more advanced. Brisket is something I order at a restaurant, not smoke in my own backyard. It’s more temperamental than smoking a pork butt, plus the meat tends to be larger and take more time. It also carries a higher price tag – I can forgive myself for ruining a $10 pork butt, but if I ruin a $50 brisket the pain will be a little more severe.

But enough with the doubts and fears – I’ve spent several months mastering the Primo XL 400 and now it’s time to go for it. I’m going to smoke a brisket! Watch the episode below or scroll down to find more recipe links, extra lessons learned, and more!

Equipment for Smoking a Brisket

If you’re cooking a brisket on a kamado style grill like the Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, or Primo then there are a few pieces of equipment that will really make your life easier.

  • Ceramic heat deflector plates: When cooking low and slow, you’ve got to cook over indirect heat. The brisket is so large that you won’t be able to smoke on one side while the fire is on the other – you need some ceramic heat deflector plates.
  • Flame Boss 500: Briskets need a long time to cook – anywhere from 1-1.5 hours per pound! It’s also important that you maintain a steady temperature throughout the cook. This is really easy when you use the Flame Boss 500 – it’s possibly my favorite piece of equipment and one that has given me a much higher success rate. It also has a meat thermometer so you can track your cook and remove it from the heat at the perfect time.
  • Large Drip Pan: Brisket creates a lot of juice (and that is a very good thing!) You will need a large drip pan to catch all this juice, otherwise the grease will fall into your fire and create a ton of smoke and mess with your pit temperature. My drip pan was a little too small so things got pretty smoky towards the end.
  • Charcoal: This is a long cook, so make sure you load up your grill/smoker with plenty of charcoal. It’s a great heat source and, if you have some left over, you can use it again next time.
  • Hickory cooking chunks: Charcoal doesn’t add much flavor, so we always recommend mixing in some smoking wood chunks. I’ve decided my personal favorite wood flavor is hickory. It produces the boldest flavor, and frankly I just love bold flavors. You are obviously welcome to try other wood flavors like Pecan or Apple, but just make sure you use a quality provider like Cutting Edge Firewood so you get a great burn time and flavor.

Hickory Smoking Chunks

Directions for Smoking a Brisket

Although smoking a brisket takes a long time, it’s actually a pretty simple process.

How to smoke a brisket

  1. Select the brisket:  When you purchase a brisket, there are a couple different ways you can get it cut. I went for the full thing, but you can also choose just the flat or just the point. You can learn about the difference between the flat and the point, but really they’re all good.
  2. Prepare the brisket: If your brisket includes the point it will have a lot of fat. You might want to trim that fat to be only 1/2 inch thick. Don’t trim too much because that fat will provide a lot of juice and flavor! You should also cover the brisket with your favorite dry rub.
  3. Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees: I cooked the brisket at 250 degrees. You could give or take 10 degrees probably, but you do want to keep the temperature as consistent as possible.
  4. Place the brisket in the smoker: This is the easy part – get that brisket cooking! There is great debate about cooking with the fat side up or the fat side down, and I tried cooking it with the fat side down. Going forward I will stick with the fat side up – this allows the juices to sit on top of the brisket and get absorbed. I found a few dry patches on my final brisket and think the fat side up would have helped.
  5. Wrap the brisket in butcher paper around 165 degrees: When the brisket reaches 165 degrees, you want to remove it and wrap it in butcher paper. This helps keep things juicy and gives the exterior a nice crispy finish. After its wrapped, place it back in the smoker and cook to 205-210 degrees.
  6. Remove from the smoker and let it rest: Like other large cooks, you should let the brisket rest for a solid hour. To do this, wrap it in foil and allow the juice from the brisket to get reabsorbed and spread throughout the meat.
  7. Cut it and eat it because it’s delicious: I probably don’t need to give you directions on eating the brisket, but I did find it was much easier to get good slices when you cut against the grain. Here is good guide to slicing brisket.

Lessons Learned

Like everything else I’ve cooked, there are a few things I learned during my first brisket cook. Overall I was really happy with how it turned out, but it wasn’t perfect!

flame boss for brisket

  1. Having a meat thermometer to monitor the cook the whole time is so important. I’ve got this with the Flame Boss, so this wasn’t really a mistake. I just don’t see how you can cook something like this successfully without knowing the meat’s temperature.
  2. Light the charcoal on one side of the grill: for some reason I decided to light the charcoal in two places, but this basically only means your charcoal will burn faster. Charcoal burns out, so if you start on one side of the grill it will slowly move from one side to the other. This helps ensure your charcoal will last through the whole cook!
  3. Cook the fat side up: I tried cooking with the fat side down, but I reckon it would have been juicier and more tender if I cooked it fat side up
  4. Use a larger drip pan if possible: My brisket was so large that my smaller drip pan couldn’t catch all the juice! Everything was getting pretty smoky towards the end because the juice was dropping onto the heat deflector plates and then into the charcoal. I’ll also add some liquid to the drip pan next time too to see if that makes things even more tender.

how to slice a brisket

Conclusion

I was really happy with how this brisket turned out! I definitely will cook this again – it’s so simple from an ingredients perspective and so full of flavor.

And, since I made so much brisket, I ended up using some of the leftovers to make some brisket chili that was incredible. I followed a recipe by live fire chef and Cutting Edge Firewood fan, Craig Tabor. See how to make an amazing brisket chili with your leftovers and enjoy your cook in a whole new way!

And of course, if you want the best cooking wood available, don’t forget that Cutting Edge Firewood offers complimentary shipping on smoking chunks throughout the United States!

Herbs and Spices for Grilling
August 24, 2020

Any outdoor chef – whether they’re professional or a home cook – will tell you that the right spices are one of the most important parts of cooking a great dish. Even if you cook the perfect rack of ribs or fry up the most well-cooked piece of chicken, it’s probably going to taste lackluster without the right combination of spices.

After all, cooking is a skill that requires the right tools for the job. This includes everything from the best cooking wood to the right knives to help you slice like a pro while you’re serving up your dish to the right ingredients to nail the taste while it’s still in the kitchen.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best spices available to compliment your favorite meat dishes.

General Tips on Herbs and Spices

Before we get into specific spice and meat combinations, here are a few handy tips:

1) Try everything: The best way to find out which combination of herbs, spices, and meat is to simply try different things! You can start with online guides like the ones in Cooking with Wood U and try your hand at finding a flavor combination that works best for you.

2) Write it down: Whatever you decide to try, make sure to write it down. You don’t want to achieve perfection and forget how you did it next time! You might also realize you used too much or too little of a particular ingredient – next time you’ll know to increase or decrease to achieve perfection.

Write down recipe notes

3) Edit recipes to your liking: Just because some online chef loves cumin doesn’t mean you have to love it too. Don’t be afraid to edit things to your own personal preference and taste. That means that even if a spice or herb is perfectly suited to a dish, you might find someone (including yourself!) that doesn’t like the dish. That’s part of learning what works for you.

4) Try multiple things at once: Smoking 6 chicken breasts or a bunch of chicken wings? Then try different seasoning combos on each one! If that’s too extreme, go half and half. Trying different combinations in the same cook can help you find the ideal combination much faster.

5) Remember that wood is an ingredient too: When you cook with wood, remember that the wood will provide flavor. Quality wood can provide quality flavor, but wet or musty wood can provide musty flavor that will ruin your food (even if it has the perfect balance of herbs and spices). Fortunately, Cutting Edge Firewood makes it easier than ever to source the best cooking wood available.

Recommended Herbs and Spices for Beef

When you’re considering beef, you have plenty of options. Remember, out of this list, you should consider what you and the people you’re serving your beef dish to like as well as the type of options you have on hand.

For instance, if you’re using dried herbs, you’ll find that options such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, and tarragon are great paired with beef. If you’re using beef in the form of a stew, casserole, or even a curry, you should try adding bay leaves to your recipe while you’re cooking. A good rule of thumb to remember is that dried herbs are usually used at a ratio of three times as much you would use for fresh herbs.

If you are using fresh herbs, you’re probably adding them closer to when you serve your dish. You can opt for mixed herbs but when it comes to individual options, chives, parsley, and basil are a great choice. While it’s a slightly controversial choice, cilantro also pairs well with beef if you’re the type of person who likes it!

As for spices, you can add options such as cumin, dark chilis, red pepper flakes, or mustard powder. For a spicy kick, you can add cayenne. You can even take an unexpected turn and add a little cinnamon.

If you want advice on the perfect wood for cooking beef, then you can’t really go wrong. Hickory and Pecan will add stronger flavor, while oak is perfect for more subtle flavor.

Recommended Herbs and Spices for Chicken

Chicken is one of the most all-around pleasing options when it comes to meat choice. It’s a blank canvas you can do a lot with so long as you have the right tools in your arsenal. You’ll be able to please even the pickiest eaters around you.

Some of the spices and herbs you should use with chicken are similar to compatible options for beef. For example, basil, bay leaves, parsley, rosemary, and tarragon are all great choices for chicken. However, you also won’t want to add options such as garlic, cardamom, anise, coriander, cloves, and lemongrass to your repertoire. Of course, you’ll never go wrong adding a little salt and pepper and you can even experiment with different pepper types.

Herbs and Spices Grilled Chicken

Chicken is an especially great choice when you want to experiment with a variety of different spices because it complements so many different flavors. So, don’t be afraid to try out a few different ideas as you try more chicken dishes out.

As far as wood goes, you can use apple or cherry if you want to add some sweet flavor to your chicken, or pecan if you want to add a nutty flavor. And of course, hickory smoked chicken will provide the strongest wood flavor available.

Recommended Herbs and Spices for Pork

Pork has risen in popularity among people who eat meat as a tasty option that’s often a little more inexpensive than options like steaks. Luckily, it’s also a meat that takes to spices and herbs well, meaning you have a lot of options when it comes to making sure your pork dishes come out flavorful and tasty.

There are some common spices that you should have handy in your kitchen for pork as well as some of the other options we’ve looked at here. Again, choices such as basil, oregano, garlic, parsley, and thyme are common and delicious choices.

You can also add a bit of a twist by using spices such as cloves, allspice, ginger, and garlic in your recipes.

For pork, we love using applewood or cherry wood. Something about fruit woods is just perfect, but of course hickory or pecan will work well too.

Ready to get cooking?

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August 21, 2020

It’s an exciting time here at Cutting Edge Firewood. We’re growing quickly and hiring lots of wonderful new people. Customer service is a foundation for our business, and it makes our delivery artisan service such a memorable experience.

We thought it would be fun to release a series of posts this fall and introduce our newest delivery artisans. Today we talk with Ben Loecken, who has an amazing story and some really unique reasons for loving a good fire.

Ben, do you remember many fireside experiences as a kid?

Campfires have always been a part of my life. My dad started taking me camping when I was young. I grew up in Colorado so we spent many nights at a high altitude, roasting hotdogs over an open flame and huddling around the fire when the cold air came down from the mountains. In many ways, fires have been essential to my survival and warmth while in the outdoors. 

What were you doing before Cutting Edge Firewood?

I actually lived in Nepal for 3 years. It is a small nation sandwiched between India and China, famous for the tallest mountains in the world. While there, I worked for Youth with a Mission and helped plan and lead many treks through the Himalayas. 

During my time in Nepal I realized how much the local Nepali people relied on fires to cook and stay warm in the winter months – living at 14,000 feet can be extremely difficult!

I remember countless trips in Nepal where a group of friends and I would stumble into a village after 20+ miles of trekking in extremely harsh conditions. We were sometimes soaked, sometimes cold, and sometimes altitude sick. A good fire provided instant comfort for us. It offered a gathering place, a place to share stories from the day and to keep us warm into the night as the temperature dropped.

What was your most memorable moment while living in Nepal?

During one trip, several close friends and I were preparing to cross a 17,700 foot high mountain pass. We spent a frigid night at high camp, tossing and turning from the altitude and cold. 

Before we knew it, the beeping of my watch alarm let us know that it was 3:30am – time to wakeup. There had been a snowstorm overnight, which meant we had to blaze the trail that morning. We kept moving steadily through the cold, trying to find the route through the snow. 

Finally, after hours of trekking, we reached the top of the pass. Our feet and hands were almost frozen and our noses stung from the cold as we entered a small shack perched at the very top of the pass. Inside, we were greeted by a warm fire and a hardy local man adding logs to the flames to prepare some infamous Nepali tea for us. We were amazed at the resilience and grit of the man who decided to make this tiny dwelling at 17,000 feet his home. 

It occurred to me that no matter where we are from, we all share a common need for a fire to keep us warm and cook our food. The warmth we received in that tiny home gave us the strength to make it down the mountain.

Why are you excited to work at Cutting Edge Firewood?

My life is full of memorable moments gathered around the fire. When I gaze into the flames, I reflect on how lucky I am to have had those experiences.

I am excited to join Cutting Edge Firewood and help others experience their own memorable moments. With a great fire, you can experience the wonder of the great outdoors in your own backyard. As much as I love the mountains, sometimes it’s just as nice to enjoy a fire on a cool evening at your own home! 

Pizza on Kamado Grill, Big Green Egg, Primo
July 2, 2020

It’s time for the 5th episode of Becoming a Backyard BBQ Master! Today I’m going to show you how to make my favorite food on the planet: wood fired pizza! We’ll be cooking the pizza on a kamado grill (the Primo XL400). You can follow the advice and guidance in this video for cooking pizzas on any kamado grills, including the Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo grill, and more.

I have to admit, getting pizza right is easily the hardest thing I’ve tried to cook on my Primo. Cooking meats low and slow or using the reverse sear technique removes a lot of the potential for error. Cooking pizzas in a really hot oven from scratch? Things can go wrong real easily.

Fortunately, I’ve made a few mistakes and will share those lessons learned so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes. Ultimately, wood fired pizza is going to be the best pizza, so it’s worth the challenge for me.

With that, here is the latest episode of Becoming a Backyard BBQ Master. Watch now or read on to find recipe links, extra lessons learned, and more!

Why Cook Pizza on a Kamado Style Grill?

First, you should know that I love pizza. Yes I am an adult, and yes my taste buds never graduated middle school. But I don’t care – I love pizza!

Wood fired pizza is easily the best way to make pizza, but not everyone has a wood fired oven. Although wood fired ovens like the ones from Forno Piombo are rising in popularity, and smaller portable ovens like the Ooni Pro are making pizza ovens more accessible, it’s going to be a long time before they catch the number of kamado style grills in America.

Kamado grills are known for their ceramic casing that can maintain high or low temperatures for long periods of time. They are great for smoking a pork butt for 14 hours, or you can use them to sear steaks at 700 degrees. Kamado style grills use charcoal or wood as a fuel source (or both together) to add great flavor and the perfect amount of heat.

Pizza on Kamado Grill

More and more people are discovering they can cook pizza on kamado style grills. Their ability to maintain high temperatures and radiate heat from above and below make them a great option for people looking to experience wood fired pizza without a wood fired pizza oven.

I knew that cooking pizzas on my Primo XL400 would be a challenge, but I wanted to try and see what I could do. If you want to try cooking a pizza yourself, then make sure to read this post and watch the video so you can avoid the same mistakes I made!

Equipment for Cooking Pizza on Kamado Grills

If you’re ready to cook some pizzas on your kamado style grill, you’ll need a few extra pieces of equipment. Most kamado grill companies will have their own version of these items, but many generic versions will work too. Here are the key pieces of equipment you’ll need:

  • Ceramic heat deflector plates: These are really important because they allow you to cook the pizza over indirect heat. If you cook over direct heat (fire straight up into your pizza stone) then you will be more likely to burn your pizza.
  • Pizza stone: This is where you will cook the pizza. The stone gets placed on top of your grill grate and creates a consistently hot base for the pizza to cook on. It will also give your pizza that incredible crisp bottom that wood fired pizzas are known for.
  • Pizza peel: You can find these all over the place, but a pizza is like a giant spatula made for pizzas. You will use it to slide the pizza on to the stone and then later to remove it from the stone.
  • Pizza screens: These are not required, but I highly recommend them if you’re a beginner or planning to cook a lot of pizzas. Pizza screens are typically made of aluminum and have lots of space for air flow. They give you a surface to prepare your pizza on, and they make placing pizzas on your stone 10 times easier. When I tried to place my pizza on the stone directly, some of the dough got stuck on the pizza peel and it landed very squashed on the stone.
  • Fuel source: You have a few options when choosing a fuel source. Most backyard chefs will use charcoal as their heat source and add some oak wood chunks for the wood fired flavor. You can certainly go this route, but for a truly wood fired experience you can also use oak wood chunks exclusively. Depending on the size of your kamado grill, you could also use our oak cooking splits or even our pizza cut firewood. You can also learn more about the qualities of the best wood for pizza ovens.
  • Gloves: Heat resistant gloves are always important when you’re cooking at high temperatures.

That covers the equipment you’ll need, now let’s talk about how to set yourself up for success.

Preparation Steps for Cooking Pizza on Kamado Grills

  • Clean your grill: Removing the ash will allow the oven to heat up and hold temperature better. Cleaning your ceramic heat deflector and grill grate will remove any juices from past cooks. An unclean grill will create a dark smoke like the picture below, and pizza crust is extremely absorbent and takes on flavor fast. You don’t want your cook from last week to add flavor to the pizza. Learn more about cleaning your kamado style grill.

dirty grill means dark smoke

  • Preheat the oven for a long time: You will need to allow about 60 minutes to preheat your kamado grill for pizza. First, you need to get the oven to a pretty high temperature. Then, your pizza stone and the ceramic lid also need to absorb the heat from the fire. This process takes time, but it will also help clean out your grill even more. High temperatures in kamado grills allows them to self clean.
  • Consider the temperature: Many backyard chefs will cook their pizza at 700 degrees, and professionals will even cook it at 900 degrees. That is crazy hot! When done right, cooking at higher temperatures will produce better results, but it is also easier to get the timing wrong. I cooked my pizzas around 500 degrees – still pretty hot but also less room for error.

Hopefully that provides some helpful advice for setting yourself up for success to cook pizza on kamado style grills. Now let’s talk about the ingredients.

Making Pizza from Scratch: Ingredients and Recipes

Did you know you can cook frozen pizza on kamado style grills? You sure can! But I didn’t want to settle, so I decided to make everything from scratch. Pizza is relatively simple to make from scratch, especially if you follow the following recipes.

Pizza Dough: I’ve tried two different pizza dough recipes, and one was easier while the other one was tastier. I recommend the tastier one because it was still pretty easy, but it did require more time.

The tastier one that takes more time comes from Emeril Legasse and it’s a pretty basic pizza dough recipe. I like that it’s simple, but they provide some nice ideas for adding unique flavors to the crust. The biggest downside with this recipe is that you need to plan ahead – it requires a couple hours to let the dough rise.

Pizza Crust from Scratch

The easier pizza crust recipe only required two ingredients – greek yogurt and self-rising flour. It tasted good, but not great. That being said, the recipe has great reviews so maybe I messed it up (not sure how – it’s only got 2 ingredients!). The big advantage of this recipe is that it is quick – you can make this dough and be cooking within a few minutes.

Pizza Sauce: For homemade pizza sauce, using San Marzano tomatoes makes for some incredible flavor – I used this pizza sauce recipe. The recipe made enough pizza sauce for 4-5 pizzas, and since I only cooked 2 pizzas, I froze half and saved it for later. The recipe doesn’t call for it, but I blended the tomatoes because I like my pizza sauce smooth. You, however can keep it chunky if you prefer – it’s your backyard, cook what you want!

Pizza Sauce Recipe

Cheese and Toppings: I know that this is an old Papa John’s motto, but there is a lot of truth to the idea that better ingredients makes better pizza. Every ingredient matters – so don’t settle! I used some cheap mozzarella cheese and, despite having awesome sauce, the pizza was a little disappointing. Choose fresh vegetables, flavorful meats, and fresh cheese.

Cooking wood is another ingredient that often gets forgotten about. Wet or musty wood will add a wet, musty flavor to your meal and that is never good for pizza. As top chef Richard Blais says, “Firewood is an ingredient. Once you wrap your head around that, and understand that great cooking uses great ingredients, you’ll want to use Cutting Edge Firewood.”

Directions for Cooking Pizza on Kamado Grills

Once you have your Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo Grill, or whatever Kamado style grill you’re using preheated and ready to go, it’s time to cook the pizza!

If you’re using a pizza screen, make sure it has been well-oiled or seasoned. Otherwise the crust will stick to it (see more in lessons learned below!) Roll the crust out onto your pizza screen, cover it with pizza sauce, add the desired cheese and toppings, and then prepare to place it in the oven.

Pizza on Kamado Grill Uncooked

Get your gloves on, place the pizza peel under the screen, and then open up your grill. It should be around 500 degrees. Slide the screen and pizza onto your pizza stone and briefly enjoy the sizzle sound before closing the lid.

If you do not use a pizza screen, then make sure you put a ton of cornstarch on your pizza stone and on your pizza peel. Pizza dough is sticky, and if you don’t have a barrier then parts of it will get stuck in transition which will create some ugly pizzas.

For the Emeril pizza crust, I needed 7-8 minutes to cook the pizza. The 2-ingredient pizza dough was a bit smaller and only needed 6 minutes. Every oven and pizza crust is going to be a bit different, so keep an eye on things. Every time you open the oven, you do release heat, so be careful about doing this too much! Letting it go for at least 6 minutes is probably a good starting point for your first pizza, and if it looks like it needs another minute or two let it go.

Don’t forget to check the bottom either – depending on your pizza stone and kamado grill, it could be cooking a little faster than the top. You can also try raising up your entire pizza stone a bit higher to get the pizza closer to the top which is radiating heat down.

Cooked Pizza on Kamado Grill

I know some people like to cook their pizza halfway on the pizza screen, then once the crust has started to cook, they slide the pizza off the screen and directly onto the stone. You can try that too!

Once the pizza is done, remove it from the kamado and let it cool. If you keep it on the pizza screen that will allow the crust to stay a bit crispier at the bottom as it allows water the chance to evaporate out instead of collecting under your pizza.

That’s it! You have just cooked pizza!

Lessons Learned from Cooking a Pizza on my Primo XL400

This was probably the hardest thing to cook I’ve tried, and therefore I have the longest list of lessons learned! A few of these have been mentioned in the directions above, but I’m going to emphasize them a bit more here.

  1. Start at a lower temperature – cooking your pizzas at 500 degrees is going to have more room for error than at 700 degrees. It’s a good starter temperature, and once you get some practice in maybe go for 700 degrees.
  2. Watch the bottom of the crust – I thought my first pizza looked beautiful, until I saw the bottom! I had overcooked it, and taking it off 1 minute earlier would have made a big difference. Cooking directly on the pizza stone might help prevent this, and raising your pizza stone up a bit could help too. pizza on kamado grill
  3. More time to preheat the Kamado: Another way to help the top cook more evenly is to give the kamado grill plenty of time to preheat so the entire grill can radiate heat. You will also give your kamado a chance to burn off any old juices from previous cooks and produce a cleaner, more clear smoke.
  4. Clean your grill: The first couple pizzas we ate tasted a little like greasy smoke. It wasn’t from the wood chunks or charcoal, but rather from my dirty grill. Once you start cooking at high temperatures, the grill starts to burn off the juice and chunks of meat that have stuck to the ceramic grill plates. This creates a dark smoke that does not taste good. Cleaning your grill by removing the ash and safely wiping off the insides will produce better results every time!
  5. Start with a pizza screen: I’ve cooked pizzas 3 times now, and the first two used pizza screens. On my third attempt, I tried using the pizza peel to place the dough directly onto the pizza stone. It was a sticky mess. Adding lots of corn flour can help (I thought I was using a lot, but apparently you really need a lot!), but pizza screens are a nice and easy way to get started. The screens also make prep easier, and they’re cheap.
  6. Season your pizza screen: The only problem with pizza screens is your crust can get stuck to them. I lost about half my crust on one pizza because it became one with the screen! You either need to apply a lot of oil to the screen, or you can season your pizza screen like a cast iron skillet which will help prevent the crust sticking in the future.
  7. Use quality ingredients: Most of my ingredients were high quality – I used Cutting Edge Firewood chunks, nice charcoal, an excellent sauce and fresh toppings. But then I settled for store brand shredded mozzarella cheese. That one ingredient took the whole pizza down a notch and I won’t be using it again. Use great ingredients if you want great pizza!

Conclusion

I am, by no means, a master backyard pizza chef. But I also think I’m on the right track! Making pizzas in your kamado grill is a fun way to do something different and experience wood fired pizza.

If you decide to cook pizza on your Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, or Primo grill then I hope this post is helpful for you! And if you do happen to be an expert, please feel free to share your tips and tricks in the comments below!

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why is my fire so smokey
June 25, 2020

It’s a cool night and you have everyone gathered around the fire. You strike the first match, dreaming of the glorious blaze that will soon ignite everyone’s imagination.

But instead, nothing but thick smoke billows from your carefully built fire. People step away from the fire so they can breathe, kids demand to know when they can make s’mores, and you’re left scratching your head trying to figure out why this fire is so smokey.

In this article, we’ll explain the main reasons your fire is so smokey, plus we’ll provide some easy solutions.

Ultimately, the quality of your fire will come down to the quality of your wood. Like many things in life, great firewood creates great fires, and bad firewood creates bad fires. If you just want to get the best firewood available, then you can skip all the details below and order now.

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Why you don’t want a smokey fire

Every fire will create some smoke, but some fires can create a lot more smoke than others. Dark smoke is unpleasant for many reasons: it makes your eyes burn, it can make it hard to breathe, it will make you smell bad, and it can completely ruin a fun fire.

Fires are meant to be beautiful, so when the flames get replaced my nasty smoke it ruins the mystique of the fire.

People will sit further away to avoid the smoke (or they will leave) and miss out on the warmth the fire provides. Speaking of warmth, a smokey fire will produce less warmth than one with dancing flames.

kids cooking marshmellows on a fire that is not smokey

If you’re trying to cook over a fire, whether it’s s’mores or hot dogs or a full and fancy meal, dark smoke does not add good flavor. Clear, blue smoke on the other hand can add incredible wood smoked flavor. The dark smoke also makes it tough to get close enough to the fire as well.

For all these reasons and more, you don’t want a smokey fire.

So what causes some fires to be smokier than others?

Why your fire might be so smokey

There are several reasons your fire might be too smokey. Let’s explore the 5 most common causes:

1) You’re using wet wood: 

Wet wood will always create smokier fires. There are a couple reasons for this. First, the moisture in the wood will burn off and turn into steam. This steam mixes with the smoke of the burning wood and makes the smoke much thicker than if you used dry wood.

Wet wood is also problematic because it prevents the wood from burning as hot. Smoke will start at lower temperatures than flame, so if your wood is smoldering it will create a lot of smoke. When the fire gets hotter, it will create more flame and less smoke. Wet wood makes this difficult.

In order to prevent this, make sure you burn only quality, kiln dried firewood that is dry and dense. Cutting Edge Firewood, for instance, has a moisture content that is less than 10%. Green firewood (freshly cut or fallen from a tree) will have a moisture content of 50%, and seasoned firewood will contain 20-30% moisture. This is a significant reduction in moisture content and, therefore, will create a significantly less smokey fire.

2) You’re burning wood with mold or fungus:

If you use seasoned firewood or wood that has sat outside for too long, it could grow mold or fungus. When you burn this wood, it will burn off the mold and fungus and these things create a lot of smoke. Not only that, they aren’t exactly the kind of thing you want released into the air near your friends or family.

Seasoned firewood can be moldy and wet and cause smokey fires

Inspect your firewood for fungus or mold and don’t burn it if it isn’t clean. Once again, choosing to burn kiln dried firewood will prevent this from being a problem. The kiln drying process kills all mold, fungus, and bugs and creates a safer, cleaner burn for you and your family.

3) You’re burning yard debris:

It can be tempting to start a fire with leaves, pine straw, or pinecones. They can sometimes create a quick flame, but they can also create a lot of smoke.

Often times, yard debris is still quite wet (either because it has freshly fallen or because of the weather). This moisture will contribute to the smoke. Yard debris also reduces oxygen flow, which makes it harder for the fire to heat up and burn well. Yard debris can also have dirt or sap in it, which will also add to the smoke levels of your fire.

Instead, we recommend using all natural fire starters and quality kindling. You’ll get a clean burn that will heat up quickly and make it much easier to light your larger logs. Each of our boxes of firewood contain a small sampling of fire starters and kindling, but we also sell a complete fire starter package with enough starters and kindling for 15-25 fires.

4) You aren’t letting your fire breathe:

A good fire needs three things: heat, a fuel source, and oxygen. If you stack your logs too tightly together, it reduces the available oxygen and can really make it hard to get a fire going. This can snuff flames out (sometimes before they even start) and cause the wood to smolder instead of burn. When the wood smolders, it creates more smoke.

The trick is to stack your firewood logs so that they are close enough to share heat, but far enough away that they can still breathe. If you want to learn how to stack, start, and maintain a fire then make sure you watch this video:

5) You’re burning trash:

Burning trash is always a bad idea. While you probably aren’t out there trying to burn an entire week’s worth of garbage, it can be tempting to toss in some food wrappers or solo cups into the fire when you’re done using them while sitting by the fire.

Don’t do it! Any kind of trash will add to the smoke and could release toxic fumes into the air that will be bad for everyone.

Keep the fire clean from trash and everyone will have a better experience.

6) You’re using softwoods like pine

It’s easy to find softwoods lying on the ground in many parts of America. Pine trees drop limbs like it’s their job, and the wood can light up pretty easily once dry.

Only problem is, pine trees contain a resin like substance that burns and creates dark smoke. Softwoods also are not great for your fire pit or fireplace because they burn so quickly.

It’s ok to use a small piece of heartpine as a fire starter – it will light easily and burn quickly to help get your kindling lit. Because the piece is small, it won’t create too much smoke and it actually creates a really nice aroma.

Otherwise, it’s important to always choose hardwoods over softwoods for building a fire. Evergreen trees are typically softwoods, whereas tree that are deciduous and create leaves are hardwoods. Good hardwoods include cherry, oak, and hickory.

Where to get firewood that is less smokey

If you wanted to summarize all the causes of a smokey fire into a single thing, it is ultimately about the quality of your firewood. If you burn good wood, you’ll have a good fire.

The only problem is, it can be really hard to source firewood that is consistently good quality. You might grab a bag of firewood from the grocery store that works well, but your next bag could be a total disaster. You might get a delivery on your driveway one year that burns ok, but the next load could be wet and moldy.

Cutting Edge Firewood was founded for this very reason – we were tired of the consistently poor quality of the firewood industry. We worked with suppliers to develop the most rigorous and consistent drying process in the world.

All of our firewood gets cut while fresh and placed into a kiln for 48 hours at 250 degrees – this is 12 times more rigorous than the USDA requirements for kiln dried firewood. This means our wood is consistently dry, dense, and clean. It provides a great burning experience every time you use it.

The other challenge with obtaining good firewood is knowing where to go. Fortunately, with Cutting Edge Firewood, you don’t have to go anywhere! We bring the firewood directly to you. We offer a complimentary delivery artisan service to a growing network of places including Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and more! If you’re not in our delivery artisan network than no worries – we also ship our firewood nationwide.

It’s never been easier to obtain quality firewood than ever before, so place an order with Cutting Edge Firewood today. We’re confident you will love the firewood and have a great experience!

  • Cherry Firewood Box

    $69.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a subtle sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  This is our all around favorite firewood box.  

    This box of cherry firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Cherry Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  

    Our patent metal rack of cherry is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Fire Starter Package

    $59.00

    The Cutting Edge Firewood Complete Fire Starter Package includes everything you need to start over 20 fires quickly and easily. Each package includes:

    • Oak Kindling
    • Excelsior Fire Starters
    • Heart Pine Bundle
    • Cigar Matches

    Ignite your fire with a single match using the Cutting Edge way. Check out our how-to video in the details section below so you can master the single match light every single time! If you’re after actual firewood logs as well, don’t forget to check our firewood options!

  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $255.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Pecan Cooking Wood Box

    $69.00

    Pecan is the most legendary cooking wood in the South, and Cutting Edge Firewood offers the best Pecan available. Maybe that’s why our Pecan Cooking wood was featured in Garden and Gun magazine.

    These 16″ split pecan logs provide the perfect flavor for any smoking and barbecue enthusiasts. Pecan burns hotter and longer, and it ignites quickly and easily. Because of our rigorous drying process, you know that all of our pecan wood will arrive dry and free from bugs, mold, or fungus. That means your food gets nothing but the best.

    Give your team the competitive edge it needs by selecting Pecan cooking wood from Cutting Edge Firewood.

    Boxes of Pecan ship nationwide and usually include complimentary shipping!

Lake Burton firewood delivery service
June 23, 2020

Lake Norman is a beautiful lake just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a popular place to live or visit and is known for making great memories!

Gathering  around the fire is another great way to make memories, but sourcing quality firewood can be a real challenge. You might have to drive to the middle of nowhere, or you might find a messy pile on your driveway. Quality of most firewood is extremely inconsistent, and you don’t want to get stuck with wet or moldy firewood.

Fortunately, we have the solution! Cutting Edge Firewood delivers the best firewood available, and we now offer our premier Artisanal Delivery Service to Lake Norman! And best of all – this delivery service is complimentary!

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The story of Lake Norman, NC

Lake Norman is a gorgeous lake and loved by many visitors and full-time residents. The lake experiences four true seasons, offering a wide variety of fun throughout the year. Local towns include Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville and they each provide fun entertainment, dining, and more.

This video gives a great overview of the fun memories that can be  made around Lake Norman:

Lake Norman was actually created between 1959 and 1964. It was constructed by Duke Energy and is the largest man-made body of water in North Carolina. Cowards Ford Dam is used to create hydroelectric power for the Piedmont region  of the Carolinas.

If you’re sitting around the fire and looking for some good ghost stories, Lake Norman has a few good options. For instance, Normie the Lake Norman Monster. Hundreds of people have claimed to see this mysterious creature that rivals the Loch Ness Monster.

What makes our delivery service different

Our delivery artisan service is new to Lake Norman, and we’re confident that you have never experienced anything  like it before.

First, our delivery service is complimentary. The price you see on the website is the price for delivery.

Second, we take care of everything. We can take your firewood wherever you want it stored. It’s good to go inside or outside, upstairs or downstairs. We have specialized equipment that can help us take firewood all over your property and we are happy to do so.

Oak Cooking Wood Rack

Third, we will stack the firewood into your existing firewood rack, or we’re happy to loan you our metal racks. Each rack is 2′ wide and 4′ tall. We store it inside our patent-pending metal racks that are sturdy and attractive. Once you finish using the firewood and place another order, we will remove your empty rack and replace it with a new one that is fully stacked with firewood.

The delivery is no mess and no stress for you, and obtaining firewood has never been easier.

Can I Use Locally Gathered Firewood to Heat My Lake Norman Home?

Considering that Lake Norman’s shoreline is blanketed with trees, you may feel compelled to gather and use local firewood. While locally gathered firewood may light, as well as burn, you may encounter several problems when using it to heat your Lake Norman home. Locally gathered firewood almost always has a high moisture content. It’s not uncommon for locally gathered wood to contain up to half its weight in water. All this water inhibits the wood’s combustion process, meaning it produces more emissions and less heat.

Burning locally gathered firewood in your Lake Norman home’s fireplace can lead to creosote buildup. The presence of excess moisture trapped inside the wood results in the production of more soot-filled smoke. Building a single fire with locally sourced firewood probably won’t cause any noticeable amount of creosote to accumulate inside your chimney. If you continue using it in your fireplace, though, locally sourced firewood may lead to a dangerous buildup of creosote.

Game night around the Fire

While you may think seasoned firewood is a better solution, the quality is inconsistent at best. It will still contain moisture, plus it will have bugs, mold and fungus on it.

Why Kiln Dried Firewood from Cutting Edge Offers the Best Performance

Cutting Edge Firewood delivers the best firewood available.

You can avoid the aforementioned problems by using kiln dried firewood with which to heat your Lake Norman home. Kiln dried firewood often comes from the same species of tree that are found around Lake Norman, such as oak, cherry and hickory. The difference is that kiln dried firewood undergoes a processing technique in which moisture is extracted from its pores. When firewood is kiln dried, it’s placed inside an oven-like drying kiln.

Here at Cutting Edge Firewood, our kiln dried firewood goes through the most rigorous drying process in the industry. Our wood is conditioned for 48 hours, which is 12 times longer than the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) standard. Not only does this provide a superior level of heat; it also eliminates the possibility for mold and pests. If you’re going to build fires in your Lake Norman home, there’s no substitution for Cutting Edge Firewood’s kiln dried firewood. It produces more heat and fewer emissions. Furthermore, you can rest assured knowing that kiln dried firewood doesn’t contain mold or pests.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out some of our reviews below:

Awesome Firewood, best service in the world!
Joe James
Joe James
02:32 03 Jul 19
Absolutely the best run company imaginable! From my initial order processing to delivery of my firewood, their customer service was incredible! Daryl, the Artisan (is that not a great term or what) who delivered my firewood was the best ambassador ever for Cutting Edge Firewood. The enthusiasm and pride of the employees was evident every step if the way! I look forward to a continued relationship with all these folks.
Homer Rose
Homer Rose
15:02 30 Aug 21
I Live in California. Based on reviews i was excited to receive my CHERRY Firewood for my fire-pit from Cutting Edge. My family and i wanted the best firewood with less smoke. great burn and scent. We opted for Cherry since it burns cooler than Hickory or Oak for the summer nights. When i inspected the firewood several had growth on them and i was not sure if it was mold. so i contacted Cutting Edge to advise. Ashley requested to text several photos and her team would take a look. The very next day i got a call from Ashley. Although her team could not narrow down exactly what was on the firewood she advised me Cutting Edge would send out a whole new Box Set -free of charge. I was NOT expecting such a quick response let alone a entire new Box Set.Cutting Edges excellent customer service and quick response alone is TOP NOTCH and gives me the confidence they stand by their products 100%. New Box was received this week with NO issues. Cutting Edge has definitely earned my business for years to come with Outstanding Customer Service along with Superior products. Will NOT hesitate recommending to all my Family and Colleagues.
Raymond Alcarion
Raymond Alcarion
18:51 07 Aug 20
Just came over to buy some firewood for my pizza oven and I want to let you know these guys are awesome. They sure know what they’re doing and you can go around behind your product. For sure the best in Atlanta.
Al Fernandez
Al Fernandez
17:28 27 Jul 19
Incredible guys, great product, even better experience. Within 24 hours of reaching out, we had a new fire pit delivered, installed, and working - as well as a full rack of the best firewood I’ve ever seen. Seamless and accommodating. Great work guys.
Jeramy Ragsdale
Jeramy Ragsdale
16:33 22 Oct 19
Updated for Dec 10, 2020: The company works hard to meet customer's need. It is impossible to be perfect; however, their best efforts are way better than others. Again, their wood is way higher quality than any other seller out there that I know.‐-------------------I recently bought some firewood boxes from them. Their wood is clean and very high quality. I did not appreciate it until I tried to save some money and bought firewood from other local stores like Homedepot and Homeland. Now I have a choice, and I rather pay more for the premium quality here. They shipped fast too.
Jason Phan
Jason Phan
22:35 10 Dec 20
They say, "you get what you pay for" and that couldn't be any truer when it comes to Cutting Edge Firewood. They offer same day delivery on boxes M-Sa, their firewood is easy to lit and it burns clean for hours, and their customer service is always top notch. Can't say enough good things about Leroy, his team and their products. If you want the best, put your worries to rest and buy from the best.
Michael Tobias
Michael Tobias
18:43 21 Nov 20
In addition to high-quality, clean burning firewood, the folks at Cutting Edge Firewood deliver best in class service. Every time. They’re responsive, on time, friendly, and grateful for every opportunity they get. Follow up is excellent with well timed and thoughtful emails to handwritten thank you notes. In an age where the art of gold standard customer service alongside quality product seems to be gone, these guys will boldly remind you its not. At least not with them. I’d give more than 5 stars if I could!
Tim Stutz
Tim Stutz
18:08 28 Mar 20
I recently ordered from Cutting Edge Firewood for the first time. The experience was one of the best I have had in recent memory. Ashley called me shortly after my order to explain how it would be shipped and delivered and offered assistance with any questions I may have had. The wood and accessories showed up on time and perfectly packaged. The product itself is as great as the customer service. The wood is beautifully dried and smells wonderful. I also made sure to get some pizza oven cut Oak and it did not disappoint! Absolutely 100% satisfied... BRAVO!
Paul Parker
Paul Parker
20:24 01 Jun 20

Do I Need Kiln Dried Firewood in a Fire Pit?

Enjoying a great fire at the lake isn’t just about building a fire when you’re inside. As we said before, the scenic beauty of Lake Norman makes it the perfect place to enjoy a gorgeous fire.

No one does gorgeous fires quite like Cutting Edge Firewood!

Many people think that, because they don’t have to worry about creosote build-up, they can burn anything in their fire pit. This is kind of like saying Lake Norman is the same as a polluted pond near Charlotte. Yes, they’re both bodies of water and they may be called lakes, but they do not provide the same experience.

When you build a fire in the outdoors, there are several important benefits to using Cutting Edge Firewood in your fire pit:

  • The fire is much easier to light – you’ll only need one match to get the fire started.
  • The firewood produces less smoke – no one wants to have their relaxing evening at the lake interrupted by billows of dark smoke coming from their fire pit.
  • You’ll smell better – did you know that the moisture in wood is what causes that smokey smell to stick to you around the fire pit? Because our wood has such a low moisture content, the smokey smell doesn’t stick.
  • Brighter, hotter flames – Lake Norman deserves a beautiful fire, and Cutting Edge Firewood can make it happen.
  • It’s better for making s’mores!

Beyond Firewood

Here at Cutting Edge Firewood, we’re all about the total experience around the fire. Not only do we deliver the best firewood available to Lake Norman, but we can also deliver tools and accessories to make your time truly memorable.

Our fire starters enable you to light every fire with a single match. Our Fire Pits come in a complete set that makes them easy and convenient to use, plus they’re built to last a lifetime! We also can provide handcrafted designer tools like shovels, irons, or skewers for roasting marshmallows and hotdogs.

36” Elliptical on 3 Legs Steel Fire Pit Complete Set

And if you’re just after advice or want help with your fireside experience, our customer service team would love to talk with you!

We also Deliver Top Quality Cooking Wood or Smoking Chunks

If you enjoy grilling or hosting barbecues on Lake Norman, you should consider using high-quality cooking wood logs, smoking chunks, or cooking splits. The best flavors come from the best ingredients, and your fuel source is one of the most important ingredients!

When used for barbecuing, premium cooking wood will inject your food with flavorful compounds that will get people talking. Our cooking wood is used by chefs and celebrities, they love it because they know it is the best!

If you’re looking to cook pizzas inside a wood fired oven, you should know that we even offer special pizza cut firewood. We partnered with professional pizza chefs to create the perfect cut for cooking  pizzas at the right temperature.

And of course, all our cooking wood is just as clean as our firewood. You can feel good about cooking over a clean fire with no mold, fungus, or bug flavor being cooked into your food!

Order now for Complimentary Firewood Delivery to Lake Norman

If you’re ready to finish each day at Lake Norman by cooking something delicious over your grill and relaxing by the fire, then place your order today. You can view all of our products by visiting our online store today, or you can select from our customer favorites below. Scroll further down the page to see some reviews and learn more about why people love Cutting Edge Firewood so much!

  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Cherry Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  

    Our patent metal rack of cherry is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $255.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Smoking Chunks Variety Pack

    $49.00

    Are you a backyard BBQ Master? Have you given your grill(s) their own special name? Then you need to try our premium smoking wood chunks. Our Variety Pack offers the perfect way to experience a variety of premium flavors and taste the difference for yourself. These boxes also make for the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life.

    Cutting Edge Firewood produces the best possible smoking chunks because the best food deserves the best flavor. Each variety pack contains 2-3 meals worth of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. The box itself is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and contains 4 smaller boxes, each with a different species of wood.

    If you’ve been thinking about trying our smoking wood chunks, then this is the best way to do it! You can also go big and try our large variety pack which is  4 times larger and costs $149.

    Complimentary Shipping across the United States.

  • Pecan Smoking Chunks

    $69.00$199.00

    Pecan is the most legendary cooking wood in the South, and Cutting Edge Firewood offers the best Pecan available. Maybe that’s why our Pecan Chunks were featured in Garden and Gun magazine.

    Pecan cooking wood chunks provide the perfect flavor for any smoking and barbecue enthusiasts. Pecan burns hotter and longer, and it ignites quickly and easily. The size of the Pecan Chunk cooking wood is the perfect solution to achieve delicious flavor in your grills or smokers like Primo, Big Green Egg, or Kamado Joe.

    The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals. The Large Box is 19″ x 13.5″ x 13.5″, and has enough chunks for 40-55 meals. Chunks come in an assortment of sizes–approximately 1″ – 4″ diameter.

    Pecan Chunks receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

    To start your purchase, select your desired quantity below and then add to cart.

  • Extended Burn Oak Firewood Rack

    $265.00

    Extended burn oak firewood is the same length as our standard cut but significantly thicker. Because the wood is thicker, it will burn for longer amounts of time. Extended burn pieces are harder to light, so it’s usually best to place them on top of some standard cut oak (16”) pieces that are already fully lit. Once you’ve added a couple extended burn pieces, however, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your fire for a few hours.

    Remember, you will get the best experience when you start the fire with our standard cut Oak Firewood and then add the extended burn pieces.

    The rack of extended oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood to enhance 30-40 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

  • 24″ Length Hickory Firewood – Full Order

    $667.00

    Hickory is our best selling species of firewood, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our standard cut of hickory is 16 inches, but this 24 inch, extended length firewood is ideal for oversized fireplaces and fire pits. You’ll need more space to store it, but extended length pieces look very impressive both on display and while lit. We also offer hickory in 30 inch extended cuts.

    One Full Order will fill 4’ x 4’ rack (not included). View more details below.

  • 8″ Cooking Wood Splits Variety Pack – Large Box

    $159.00

    Our Large sized cooking wood split variety pack includes 4 different types of splits. It’s the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life or a great way to experience a variety of flavors throughout the year.

    Our cooking wood splits are the perfect size for people looking to cook with miniature logs – each one is about 8 inches long and cut to fit into smaller smokers, vertical smokers, and offset smokers. You don’t want to settle for wood that can’t get hot enough or that will give your food a musty flavor, so choose the best. Choose Cutting Edge Firewood!

    Our large variety box is 17” x 17” x 8.5” and contains all 4 standard smaller boxes, one each of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. Individually those boxes have a value of $216, but when combined they are available for $159!

    Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

  • Hickory Smoking Chunks

    $49.00$149.00

    Love bold flavors? Want to impress your friends and family when you cook in your own backyard? Then you need to try Cutting Edge Firewood’s Hickory Smoking Wood Chunks – the Mike Tyson of cooking woods. Our hickory packs a powerful flavor punch, and when you bite into something cooked over it, the food bites back.

    Cutting Edge smoking wood chunks are hand cut to be the perfect size for grills and smokers like the Primo grill, or the Big Green Egg, and the Kamado Joe.

    The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals. The Large Box is 19” x 13” x 13, and has enough chunks for 40-55 meals. Chunks come in an assortment of sizes–approximately 1″ – 4″ diameter.

     

    Hickory Chunks receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

    To start your purchase, select your desired quantity below and then add to cart.

June 19, 2020

While most people think of time by the fire as a winter activity, the summer bonfire is also a great way to make memories!

Think about it – remember the bonfires at summer camp? Or how does drying off by the fire on a cool summer night sound after a day in the pool? And what about making s’mores? Those are a year-round treat!

The only problem is, it becomes much harder to source good firewood during the summer. Grocery stores stop carrying it, local suppliers run out of dry wood, and sometimes you don’t want an entire truck load of wood anyway.

Fortunately, we have the solution! Here at Cutting Edge Firewood, we carry stock of firewood year-round and can ship or deliver wood directly to your home. It’s never been easier to source quality firewood, so there is no excuse for not enjoying an outdoor fire with friends or family this summer!

You can order firewood now, or read on to learn more about what makes Cutting Edge Firewood the best firewood available. Period.

Why you should enjoy a fire during the summer

Enjoying a good fire should not be restricted to nights when the temperature drops below freezing. In fact, you might be surprised by how much you enjoy a bonfire at night when the temperature is in the 70s or 80s.

What is the Best-Smelling firewood?

Here are a few benefits to spending time around the fire during the summer:

  • Watching a fire is like watching a sunset. It’s a beautiful thing!
  • Research has proven that watching a fire can lower your blood pressure and reduce anxiety.
  • The fire provides a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and, instead, connect with those around you.
  • S’mores taste just as good in the summer, and in fact, National S’mores day is on August 10!
  • If you spend time in the pool at night, having a fire nearby is a great way to get warm and dry off when the swimming is done.
  • It brings back memories of summer camps from when you were young.
  • It creates the perfect space for singing (or listening to) campfire songs
  • You can go beyond s’mores and cook your entire meal over the fire.

Those are just a few benefits to building a fire during the summer, you’ll discover more once you actually experience it for yourself!

Where to get the best firewood in the summer

Our mission at Cutting Edge Firewood is to provide the best firewood available. Period.

You can read more about what makes us different, but here are a few quick highlights:

  • Our firewood goes through the most rigorous drying process in the industry
  • There are no bugs, mold, or fungus in our wood
  • We hand select each piece of wood to ensure consistent quality
  • The wood is easier to light, creates less smoke, and smells great
  • You know that smoky smell that sticks to you after some fires? That won’t happen with our firewood.
  • We use dense hardwoods that make the wood last longer
  • We have a variety of wood species for a variety of experiences
  • We offer unparalleled customer service
  • We can ship firewood directly to you, anywhere in the continental US
  • We offer an amazing white glove delivery service for customers inside our delivery artisan network
  • We offer complimentary same day delivery on boxes in Atlanta

People love our firewood because it is convenient and provides an amazing experience, every time. We’re confident that you’ll love Cutting Edge Firewood too!

Which species of wood is best for a bonfire?

Lots of people ask us which type of wood is best for an outdoor bonfire.

First, you want to make sure you’re using some quality kiln dried firewood. This will help ensure everyone has a great experience because it will be easier to light, smoke less, and have a better aroma. Seasoned firewood brings a host of problems and we recommend avoiding it.

Second, you want to burn hardwoods instead of softwoods like pine. Softwoods burn very quickly and create more dark smoke that can make you feel like you’re choking.

We offer three primary hardwoods: oak, hickory, and cherry. Each is great for bonfires and has it’s own unique properties.

Variety of Wood Species

Cherry, for instance, has a sweet aroma and creates the least heat. If it’s a warm summer night, that cooler fire might be perfect!

Hickory, on the other hand, creates a classic wood fire aroma, lasts the longest, and creates the most heat. If you want to experience the best burning wood available, the hickory is your best choice.

Oak is a great all-arounder. It burns hotter than cherry but cooler than hickory. It has a subtle aroma and can burn for a long time. It’s a popular choice for outdoor fire pits everywhere!

What’s in the Box of Firewood?

While you may want to enjoy a fire this weekend, you may not need to fill an entire rack. If you’re after a smaller amount of firewood, but still want a great experience, then our boxes are a great choice.

The Cutting Edge box of firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences. In every box, you will find:

  • Our 16″ standard cut firewood
  • excelsior fire starters
  • 4 pieces of heart pine
  • 8 pieces of kindling
  • 1 Box of Cigar Matches
  • Our boxes of firewood are 17″ x 14″ x 16″ and contain up to 50 pounds of kiln dried wood

Boxes are really convenient because we can ship or deliver quickly. Boxes arrive at your front door and can easily be moved to your fireplace, fire pit, or grill. The wood is safe to store inside, outside, or in your garage.

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Cherry Firewood Box

    $69.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a subtle sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  This is our all around favorite firewood box.  

    This box of cherry firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

Need a lot of firewood this summer? Try our racks!

If you plan to have lots of bonfires this summer (or cook lots of food) then you need to try our racks.

We neatly stack firewood inside racks that are 2′ wide and 4′ tall, and each rack has enough firewood for 15-25 fireside experiences.

For local delivery customers, we deliver the rack (or racks) of firewood wherever you want. We can place it inside or outside, upstairs or downstairs. The delivery is truly no mess and no stress for you! We will stack the wood into your existing rack, or we’re also happy to loan you our patent-pending metal firewood rack that is both stylish and sturdy.

Cherry Cooking Wood Rack Subscription - Once a Month

If you are outside of our local delivery area, then we can still ship the firewood racks to you!  Racks ship on a pallet and are delivered to your driveway. We ship inside wooden racks that are 2′ wide and 4′ tall – this is the perfect size for moving the wood around your home with a hand truck. You can also receive the wood inside our metal racks for an additional fee.

When it comes to shipping racks, the more racks you ship, the lower the total cost of shipping. Learn more about our rack shipping service, or checkout the 16″ Ultimate Firewood Package which offers the best possible value when shipping firewood.

  • Cherry Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  

    Our patent metal rack of cherry is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $255.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Ultimate 16″ Bulk Firewood Package

    $1,699.00

    Looking for the best firewood available? Our Ultimate 16″ Bulk Firewood Package includes everything you need for a great season of memorable fires. This package includes 5 racks of firewood, and you get to choose which ones!

    Why is our firewood the best? It undergoes a rigorous drying process, spending 48 hours in a kiln at 250 degrees. This is 12 times longer than FDA requirements, and guarantees that our wood is extremely dry, has no bugs, mold, or fungus, is easier to light, and burns brightly with less smoke. You’ll see the difference from the first match.

    The Ultimate package includes more than just 5 racks of wood, however. Each package also includes…

    The Ultimate package contains up to a $2,000 retail value. Add it to your cart to reveal our special pricing for this amazing package. You can mix and match any of the following racks.

    If you’re interested in a smaller order, check out our firewood boxes for shipping.

Go big with our 24″ and 30″ Firewood Cuts

If you have a large fire pit and want to enjoy a truly spectacular fire, then checkout our extended length firewood. We have a variety of wood species that are 24″ long and 30″ long and they are great for summer time bonfires.

We offer the 24″ in cherry, hickory, oak, and in our unique Uncut Rounds. Uncut rounds are exactly what they sound like – large pieces of wood that have not been split. You need a very hot fire to get them lit, but they can burn for hours at a time. It’s a fun way to enjoy a long summer night and not need to keep adding firewood the whole time.

Uncut Rounds stacked on a 4x8 rack with 24" hickory

We also offer 30″ hickory firewood and 30″ oak firewood for the mega fire enthusiast. These might just be the largest commercial pieces of firewood you can find in the world, and they burn incredibly well.

All of our extended length firewood is offered as part of our complimentary delivery artisan service, or we can also ship the longer length firewood as well.

  • 24″ Length Oak Firewood – Full Order

    $549.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our standard cut of oak is 16 inches, but this 24 inch, extended length firewood is ideal for oversized fireplaces and fire pits. You’ll need more space to store it, but extended length pieces look very impressive both on display and while lit. We also offer oak in 30 inch long cuts.

    One order will fill 4’ x 4’ rack (not included). View more details below.

  • 30″ Length Hickory Firewood – Full Order

    $999.00

    Longer length Hickory Firewood is about the same thickness as our standard cut, but comes in 30 inch long pieces. Longer length firewood is ideal for oversized fireplaces and fire pits. You’ll need more space to store it, but extended length pieces look very impressive both on display and while lit. 

    One order will fill 4’ x 4’ rack (not included). Because it is nearly twice the length of our standard cut, one order will provide you with lots of great firewood.

  • Ultimate 24″ Bulk Firewood Package

    $1,399.00

    24″ Firewood is an awesome way to fill a larger fireplace or fire pit. It can also make a decorative statement year round. Not only do we offer the best firewood in the world, but you’d be hard pressed to find cuts like this anywhere else.

    The 24″ Ultimate package is shipped on a palate and includes Complimentary shipping, a Hand Truck, 1 box of standard cut firewood (so you can give something else a try), and 1 Fire Starter package that includes a Oak Kindling, Heart Pine Bundle, and Excelsior Fire Starters.

    This 24″ package will completely fill an existing 4′ x 4′ rack. Mix or match your choice of the following, choosing 4 Racks of Firewood, 24″ length:

  • Ultimate 30″ Bulk Firewood Package

    $1,699.00

    30″ Firewood is big. We mean really big. If you’re looking to fill a large fireplace or fire pit, or you want to make a decorative statement, then look no further than our 30″ firewood. Not only is it the best firewood in the world, but you’d be hard pressed to find cuts like this anywhere else.

    The 30″ Ultimate package is shipped on a palate and includes Complimentary shipping, a Hand Truck, 1 box of standard cut firewood (so you can give something else a try), and 1 Fire Starter package that includes a Oak Kindling, Heart Pine Bundle, and Excelsior Fire Starters.

    This 30″ package will completely fill an existing 4′ x 4′ rack. Mix or match your choice of the following, choosing 4 Racks of Firewood, 30″ length:

What about Cooking Wood?

If you spend enough time around the fire, then you’re going to get hungry! Humans have cooked over wood fires for thousands of years, and it’s making a comeback.

Microwaves and gas ovens may be convenient, but they cannot replace the incredible flavor that comes from cooking over wood. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for firewood for your pizza ovens, chunks for your Big Green Egg, splits for your offset smoker, or cooking logs for your open pit fire or oversized grill. We’ve got you covered.

Just like our firewood, we can ship or deliver inside boxes or racks. All of our cooking wood is extremely clean – this will ensure you only add quality wood flavor to your food. You wouldn’t want to use wood that is musty or wet – that will make your food taste musty!

As Craig Tabor, Live Fire Chef, says, “To finish with a high quality product, you have to start with one. Everything that goes into to dish is an ingredient, firewood included. That’s why I start with Cutting Edge Firewood.”

Summer time is meant to be delicious, so start right by cooking with Cutting Edge Firewood!

  • The Smoking Chunks Variety Pack

    $49.00$159.00

    Are you a backyard BBQ Master? Have you given your grills their own special name? Then you need to try our world class cooking chunks. Our Variety Pack offers the perfect way to experience a variety of unmatched flavors. These boxes also make for the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life.

    Cutting Edge Firewood produces the best possible smoking chunks because the best food deserves the best flavor. Each variety pack contains a number of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak chunks. We offer two sizes:

    • The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals.
    • Our large variety box contains 4 standard-sized boxes.

    This is an amazing way to enhance the flavor of your cooks. Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

  • Pizza Cut Cooking Wood

    $89.00$399.00

    Want to make pizza in your backyard that gives your friends and family a true taste of Italy? Then make sure you use Cutting Edge Firewood’s premium pizza cut firewood.

    We partnered with professional pizza chefs to design the perfect wood for wood fired pizza ovens. All of our wood is perfectly dry, dense, and cut to enable a fast lighting fire that burns hotter and longer than anything else in the market. The incredibly clean oak flavor will give you the confidence of knowing that you’re making your best pizza.

    Boxes have enough wood for 20-30 pizzas and racks have enough for up to 200 pizzas.  Each piece of pizza cut wood is 16″ long and 1-2″ thick. We can ship or deliver inside our boxes or racks.  If you have a smaller pizza oven like the Ooni Pro or Ooni Karu, then make sure you check out our miniature pizza cut wood! 

    Pizza Cut Cooking Wood Box includes kindling and fire starters along with complimentary shipping.

    Choose your quantity of racks or boxes and then add to cart to begin your incredibly delicious pizza making experience.

  • Pecan Cooking Wood Box

    $69.00

    Pecan is the most legendary cooking wood in the South, and Cutting Edge Firewood offers the best Pecan available. Maybe that’s why our Pecan Cooking wood was featured in Garden and Gun magazine.

    These 16″ split pecan logs provide the perfect flavor for any smoking and barbecue enthusiasts. Pecan burns hotter and longer, and it ignites quickly and easily. Because of our rigorous drying process, you know that all of our pecan wood will arrive dry and free from bugs, mold, or fungus. That means your food gets nothing but the best.

    Give your team the competitive edge it needs by selecting Pecan cooking wood from Cutting Edge Firewood.

    Boxes of Pecan ship nationwide and usually include complimentary shipping!

  • 8″ Cooking Wood Splits Variety Pack – Large Box

    $159.00

    Our Large sized cooking wood split variety pack includes 4 different types of splits. It’s the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life or a great way to experience a variety of flavors throughout the year.

    Our cooking wood splits are the perfect size for people looking to cook with miniature logs – each one is about 8 inches long and cut to fit into smaller smokers, vertical smokers, and offset smokers. You don’t want to settle for wood that can’t get hot enough or that will give your food a musty flavor, so choose the best. Choose Cutting Edge Firewood!

    Our large variety box is 17” x 17” x 8.5” and contains all 4 standard smaller boxes, one each of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. Individually those boxes have a value of $216, but when combined they are available for $159!

    Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

How to Order Firewood in the Summer

If you are ready to enjoy a beautiful fire this summer, then you can place an order right now on our website. All of our products, including fire pits and fire starters, are available on our shop page. You can also shop our most popular summer time firewood products by choosing any of the products on this page!

Uncut Rounds stacked on a 4x8 rack with 24" hickory
June 10, 2020

Greenville, South Carolina is a beautiful city filled with natural beauty and friendly people. If you’re looking for the best firewood or cooking wood available in Greenville, then look no further than Cutting Edge Firewood.

There is a reason Greenville is the 4th fastest growing city in America, it’s the perfect mix of friendly faces, delicious food, and hospitality. Greenville is also a popular place to travel. People love the waterfalls, hiking, and fun town center that gives Greenville a touch of nostalgia and class.

In the same way, there is a reason Cutting Edge Firewood is the fastest growing firewood company in America. We provide the best firewood available and offer an incredible delivery service. Our wood is easier to light, burns brighter, hotter, and longer, and smokes less! Few things are more nostalgic than spending time around a beautiful fire, and we help make this happen every day!

In this article we’ll talk more about our firewood options and share about our exclusive delivery artisan  service, which is now available and complimentary in Greenville!

What makes Cutting Edge Firewood the Best?

Have you ever been excited to gather around a fire, but then get frustrated because your wet wood won’t light? Or maybe you get the wood lit, but it just puts off tons of smoke and smells terrible. We’ve all been there, and here at Cutting Edge Firewood we think it’s the worst.

Which is why we take extra care to ensure every piece of firewood that leaves our facility is always dry, clean, and ready to be the centerpiece of an incredible fire experience. You can learn more of the science behind how we make the best firewood available, but in short we use a rigorous kiln drying process.

You may have heard of kiln dried firewood before, but not like Cutting Edge Firewood. A kiln is like an oven that cooks the moisture out of the wood. While many providers offer “kiln dried firewood”, the reality is their wood spends the bare minimum time in the kiln: 75 minutes at 160 degrees. This might kill bugs, but it doesn’t really make the firewood any better.

We go way beyond the minimum standard: our firewood spends 48 hours in a kiln at 250 degrees. This means our wood is consistently dry, clean, and ready to provide an amazing fireside experience.

How we deliver firewood in Greenville, South Carolina

We are pleased to offer our world class complimentary delivery artisan service in Greenville. Here is how it works:

We do everything.

That’s right – no mess and no stress for you! Our artisans deliver firewood stacked neatly inside our patent-pending metal racks. We’ll loan you our rack as part of our complimentary service, or we’ll stack the wood into your existing rack. If you keep our rack, next time you order we will replace the empty rack with a new full rack.

Firewood Delivery Service

Our delivery artisans will even teach you how to light your first fire with a single match – we really want to make sure you have a memorable experience!

Each rack we deliver is 2′ wide and 4′ tall and filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood. We also offer longer lengths of firewood that we can deliver and stack if you have a large fire pit or fireplace.

Rack deliveries to Greenville must be scheduled and are typically delivered within 2 weeks, but may take longer depending on the season. If you want firewood fast, or if you only need enough wood for 2-4 fires, then we recommend trying out some of our boxes of firewood:

Each box contains everything you need for 2-4 fires. We include matches, fire starters, kindling, and logs of firewood. Boxes get delivered to your front door and arrive in 1-2 business days. These are a really convenient way to receive firewood, and they also make awesome gifts!

The Best Cooking Wood in Greenville

Not only do we provide incredible firewood, but our cooking wood is amazing as well!

Richard Blais, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, explains the importance of quality cooking wood when he said, “Firewood is an ingredient. Once you wrap your head around that, and understand that great cooking uses great ingredients, you’ll want to use Cutting Edge Firewood every time.”

We send all of our cooking wood through the same rigorous drying process that we send our firewood. This means that all of our cooking wood is completely free from any mold, fungus, or bugs (because no one wants to eat something cooked over mold). It also means our wood will ignite quickly and provide quality heat and flavor throughout the duration of your cook.

In fact, one of our local restaurant customers found that Cutting Edge Firewood lasted 40-50% longer than his previous firewood supplier!

We offer a variety of cuts and species of cooking wood and offer complimentary delivery to Greenville. Learn more about our cooking wood splits, smoking chunks, pizza cut wood, or cooking wood logs today. It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking in a Big Green Egg, Wood Fired Pizza Oven, full sized smoker, or even a hole in the ground. If you want to cook over wood, than we have the best wood you could want!

We offer several species, each with it’s own unique flavor and burn qualities. Choose from Oak, Apple, Pecan, Maple, Cherry, or Hickory!

And if you want to learn more about cooking, make sure you check out our Cooking Wood University and the growing list of professional chefs and celebrities using Cutting Edge Firewood.

What Customers say about Cutting Edge Firewood

We love our amazing customers! We can talk all we want about our product, but ultimately our customer’s opinion is the one that matters most. Here is what people are saying about Cutting Edge Firewood:

Awesome Firewood, best service in the world!
Joe James
Joe James
02:32 03 Jul 19
Absolutely the best run company imaginable! From my initial order processing to delivery of my firewood, their customer service was incredible! Daryl, the Artisan (is that not a great term or what) who delivered my firewood was the best ambassador ever for Cutting Edge Firewood. The enthusiasm and pride of the employees was evident every step if the way! I look forward to a continued relationship with all these folks.
Homer Rose
Homer Rose
15:02 30 Aug 21
I Live in California. Based on reviews i was excited to receive my CHERRY Firewood for my fire-pit from Cutting Edge. My family and i wanted the best firewood with less smoke. great burn and scent. We opted for Cherry since it burns cooler than Hickory or Oak for the summer nights. When i inspected the firewood several had growth on them and i was not sure if it was mold. so i contacted Cutting Edge to advise. Ashley requested to text several photos and her team would take a look. The very next day i got a call from Ashley. Although her team could not narrow down exactly what was on the firewood she advised me Cutting Edge would send out a whole new Box Set -free of charge. I was NOT expecting such a quick response let alone a entire new Box Set.Cutting Edges excellent customer service and quick response alone is TOP NOTCH and gives me the confidence they stand by their products 100%. New Box was received this week with NO issues. Cutting Edge has definitely earned my business for years to come with Outstanding Customer Service along with Superior products. Will NOT hesitate recommending to all my Family and Colleagues.
Raymond Alcarion
Raymond Alcarion
18:51 07 Aug 20
Just came over to buy some firewood for my pizza oven and I want to let you know these guys are awesome. They sure know what they’re doing and you can go around behind your product. For sure the best in Atlanta.
Al Fernandez
Al Fernandez
17:28 27 Jul 19
Incredible guys, great product, even better experience. Within 24 hours of reaching out, we had a new fire pit delivered, installed, and working - as well as a full rack of the best firewood I’ve ever seen. Seamless and accommodating. Great work guys.
Jeramy Ragsdale
Jeramy Ragsdale
16:33 22 Oct 19
Updated for Dec 10, 2020: The company works hard to meet customer's need. It is impossible to be perfect; however, their best efforts are way better than others. Again, their wood is way higher quality than any other seller out there that I know.‐-------------------I recently bought some firewood boxes from them. Their wood is clean and very high quality. I did not appreciate it until I tried to save some money and bought firewood from other local stores like Homedepot and Homeland. Now I have a choice, and I rather pay more for the premium quality here. They shipped fast too.
Jason Phan
Jason Phan
22:35 10 Dec 20
They say, "you get what you pay for" and that couldn't be any truer when it comes to Cutting Edge Firewood. They offer same day delivery on boxes M-Sa, their firewood is easy to lit and it burns clean for hours, and their customer service is always top notch. Can't say enough good things about Leroy, his team and their products. If you want the best, put your worries to rest and buy from the best.
Michael Tobias
Michael Tobias
18:43 21 Nov 20
In addition to high-quality, clean burning firewood, the folks at Cutting Edge Firewood deliver best in class service. Every time. They’re responsive, on time, friendly, and grateful for every opportunity they get. Follow up is excellent with well timed and thoughtful emails to handwritten thank you notes. In an age where the art of gold standard customer service alongside quality product seems to be gone, these guys will boldly remind you its not. At least not with them. I’d give more than 5 stars if I could!
Tim Stutz
Tim Stutz
18:08 28 Mar 20
I recently ordered from Cutting Edge Firewood for the first time. The experience was one of the best I have had in recent memory. Ashley called me shortly after my order to explain how it would be shipped and delivered and offered assistance with any questions I may have had. The wood and accessories showed up on time and perfectly packaged. The product itself is as great as the customer service. The wood is beautifully dried and smells wonderful. I also made sure to get some pizza oven cut Oak and it did not disappoint! Absolutely 100% satisfied... BRAVO!
Paul Parker
Paul Parker
20:24 01 Jun 20

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You can place an order for firewood or cooking wood today on our website. You can also contact us with questions or concerns. You can find some of our most popular products below, or shop all products to see everything we offer.

  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Pizza Cut Cooking Wood Box

    $89.00

    Want to make pizza in your backyard that gives your friends and family a true taste of Italy? Then make sure you use Cutting Edge Firewood’s premium pizza cut firewood.

    Designed specifically for wood fired ovens, our Pizza Cut wood gives you the hottest and longest burns. We partnered with professional pizza chefs to find the perfect way to cut the wood, and learned that the best pizza crust comes with properly managed burn temperatures.

    Temperature control in your oven is maximized by how hot you can get your flame. Our convenient pre-split wood eliminates all variables such as additional labor and drying, which gives you the confidence of knowing that you’re making your best pizza.

    Pizza cut wood is made from Oak, and each piece is approximately 16” in length. The box is 19″ x 13″ x 13″ and has enough wood for up to 20-30 pizzas. If you have a smaller pizza oven like the Ooni Pro or Ooni Karu, then make sure you check out our miniature pizza cut wood! 

    Pizza Cut Cooking Wood Box includes kindling and fire starters along with complimentary shipping.

  • Cherry Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  

    Our patent metal rack of cherry is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $255.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Cherry Firewood Box

    $69.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a subtle sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  This is our all around favorite firewood box.  

    This box of cherry firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • 24″ Length Oak Firewood – Full Order

    $549.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our standard cut of oak is 16 inches, but this 24 inch, extended length firewood is ideal for oversized fireplaces and fire pits. You’ll need more space to store it, but extended length pieces look very impressive both on display and while lit. We also offer oak in 30 inch long cuts.

    One order will fill 4’ x 4’ rack (not included). View more details below.

  • 8″ Cooking Wood Splits Variety Pack – Large Box

    $159.00

    Our Large sized cooking wood split variety pack includes 4 different types of splits. It’s the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life or a great way to experience a variety of flavors throughout the year.

    Our cooking wood splits are the perfect size for people looking to cook with miniature logs – each one is about 8 inches long and cut to fit into smaller smokers, vertical smokers, and offset smokers. You don’t want to settle for wood that can’t get hot enough or that will give your food a musty flavor, so choose the best. Choose Cutting Edge Firewood!

    Our large variety box is 17” x 17” x 8.5” and contains all 4 standard smaller boxes, one each of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. Individually those boxes have a value of $216, but when combined they are available for $159!

    Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

  • Apple Cooking Wood Box

    $79.00

    Cooking with apple wood is as American as apple pie or Johnny Appleseed. It provides a sweet, apple smoked flavor to your food and is a crowd favorite when cooking pork, poultry, seafood, and lamb.

    These 16″ split apple logs provide the perfect flavor for any smoking and barbecue enthusiasts. Because of our rigorous drying process, you know that all of our apple wood will arrive dry and free from bugs, mold, or fungus. That means your food gets nothing but the best.

    Our apple wood will burn clear and consistent, providing great flavor throughout the duration of your cook. The boxes are packed neatly with kindling and fire starters and delivered to your front door – anywhere in the country!

  • Miniature Pizza Cut for Portable Ovens – Large Box

    $189.00

    Recent innovations in cooking technology means you can make incredible pizza without having a large, brick pizza oven installed in your backyard.

    If you’re looking for firewood for the Ooni Pro, Ooni  Karu, Bertollo Wood Fired Oven, and other similar pizza ovens then we have the perfect solution! Our miniature pizza cut firewood is 6″ long and fits nicely into these smaller, portable ovens. It’s cut from quality hardwoods and goes through the most rigorous kiln drying process in the industry. This means that, even though the wood cuts are small, it will still quickly create an incredibly hot fire that burns clean and provides amazing flavor to your pizza.

    Large box is good for 100-110 pizzas and holds 180-200 pieces.  19″ x 13″ x 13″ and weighs about 45 pounds.

    The Large Box of Miniature Pizza Cut for Portable Ovens includes a box of excelsior fire starters along with complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

  • The Smoking Chunks Variety Pack

    $49.00$159.00

    Are you a backyard BBQ Master? Have you given your grills their own special name? Then you need to try our world class cooking chunks. Our Variety Pack offers the perfect way to experience a variety of unmatched flavors. These boxes also make for the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life.

    Cutting Edge Firewood produces the best possible smoking chunks because the best food deserves the best flavor. Each variety pack contains a number of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak chunks. We offer two sizes:

    • The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals.
    • Our large variety box contains 4 standard-sized boxes.

    This is an amazing way to enhance the flavor of your cooks. Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

The Best Firewood Available- Every Time
May 22, 2020

When we started Cutting Edge Firewood, one of the primary goals was to provide the best firewood available. Not just the best in the neighborhood or the best in Georgia, we wanted to deliver the best firewood in the world.

Most people tend to think “firewood’s just firewood,” but when they experience their first Cutting Edge Fire, they immediately recognize the difference. Our firewood is easier to light, burns brighter and hotter, creates less smoke, and gives off an incredible aroma.

Saying all firewood is the same is kind of like saying all water is the same. But which would you rather drink? Something from a river that has dirt and sediments floating inside? Plus things you can’t see? Or would you rather drink water that has gone through a filtration process that guarantees it is completely clean and safe?

In the same way, our firewood goes through a rigorous drying process that leaves it dry and completely free from mold, bugs, or pests. Our process ensures the wood will always provide a better fireside experience.

In this article, we’ll explore some of the science behind our process and explain why it makes for such incredible firewood.

What is Kiln Dried Firewood?

The dryer the firewood, the better it will burn. It should surprise no one that water in your wood will work against your fire.

There are two common drying processes used today. The first and most common process is seasoning firewood. This wood has been cut and (hopefully) stacked so that it can air dry over the course of months or years. Freshly cut wood (aka green wood) has a moisture content of 50%, and seasoned firewood can drop down to 20-30%. This lower moisture content will help the firewood burn, but it’s not enough to provide a great experience. The other problem with seasoned firewood is that, as it sits out drying, it begins to decay, invite bugs in, and start growing mold and fungus.

The kiln drying process, however, is a much quicker drying method. Wood is placed into an oven (or kiln) and dried over the course of hours. This process should also kill any bugs, mold, or fungus. Depending on how long your firewood spends in the kiln, it’s moisture level can drop as low as 5-10%, which is going to provide a much better fireside experience.

Guide to Different Cuts Firewood

Because kiln dried firewood is so much better, we never provide “seasoned firewood” at Cutting Edge, we only provide kiln dried wood.

Not All Kiln Dried Firewood is the Same

When it comes to kiln dried firewood, you need to understand that there is a wide range of quality factors. Although there are many firewood suppliers claiming to provide kiln dried firewood, it’s important to understand the difference between our process and their processes.

For instance, if you purchase firewood from your local grocery store or hardware store, odds are you will see a large “kiln dried firewood” label on the bag. In fine print, you’ll see that it was only kiln dried for 75 minutes at 160 degrees. This is the bare minimum for killing bugs, but will not really make the firewood much better.

Our drying process, however, is significantly more rigorous. All of our firewood spends 48 hours in the kiln at 250 degrees! This ensures that the wood is consistently dry and ready to burn. This article from the USDA shows that the more time firewood spends in the kiln, and the hotter the temperature, the dryer the wood will be.

If you’ve ever bought a bag from the store and had a bad experience, now you know why! Their kiln drying process is the bare minimum, and so you get stuck with the bare minimum result. We put our wood through the most rigorous drying process in the industry, and so we are able to produce the best firewood available.

Let’s talk about density

Many people think that kiln dried firewood will burn more quickly because it is more dry.

It will certainly catch on fire and provide heat more quickly, but if your firewood is really dense then it will burn for a long time, even if the wood is kiln dried. The physics on this is simple: the more dense the wood, the more there is to burn.

How does Cutting Edge Firewood keep our firewood so dense?

When you cut logs of firewood, they immediately start to decay. The moisture in the wood attracts bugs and starts the natural process of decomposition. This is why a seasoned log that has been sitting outside for years can be broken almost as easily as paper.

Many places that sell kiln dried firewood will chop their wood and then let it sit outside for 6-12 months. This allows the wood to dry most of the way, and then they can finish the job with their kiln. Their main goal is to spend less money heating a kiln – by starting with wood that is already at 20-30% moisture they don’t need to kiln dry for nearly as long. Unfortunately, the density of the wood will have taken a big hit while sitting out air drying for 6-12 months. This firewood will weigh less than it should and simply will not burn for as long.

Cutting Edge Firewood, on the other hand, places firewood into our kiln facilities within a week of being cut down. This means that all of our firewood is still extremely dense and heavy. We give you the best of both worlds – dry firewood that is easy to light, and dense firewood that can burn all night.

Since Cutting Edge Firewood is so dry and does not contain any bugs, mold, or fungus, it can resist the decomposing process for years on end when you store it somewhere dry like your garage or screened in porch.

Hand Selection

Our warehouse receives truck loads of firewood from our two kiln drying facilities. Although every piece spends 48 hours in the 250 degree kiln, we still hand select each piece of wood before stacking it into one of our firewood racks or firewood boxes.

Pecan Cooking Wood Rack

This process allows us to ensure every piece of firewood is dry, cut to the right length, and will display beautifully on your rack before you decide to start a fire. We firmly believe in our commitment to providing the best customer service and the best firewood available, and we seek to demonstrate it at every step of the way.

Cutting Edge Firewood – Perfect for any occasion

Because we make the best firewood available, it’s the perfect fuel source for any fire. It doesn’t matter if you’re starting a fire inside or outside, if you want to relax over the fire or cook over it. All of our firewood goes through the exact same rigorous process and will be dry, dense, clean, and bug free.

If you decide to try cooking with Cutting Edge, you will not be disappointed. Our cooking wood provides a superior aroma and flavor to any meal. We offer cooking chunks (2-4″), splits (8″), and cooking wood logs (16″). In each of those shapes, we offer a variety of species including apple, cherry, pecan, hickory, oak, and maple.

Cooking Wood for Big Green Egg and Kamado Joe

Our wood is never treated with chemicals to help it dry or to kill bugs – everything is all natural. You can feel safe when you choose to use our products, and you’ll never need to deal with the musty flavor that comes form wet wood or the chemically flavor from lighter fluid.

Where to Find Cutting Edge Firewood

If you’re looking for the best place to get Cutting Edge Firewood, the you’ve found it! You can purchase all of our products through our online store and we will deliver the firewood to you! You can also contact us if you’d like to order over the phone or need assistance. Checkout some of our most popular products below!

  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Cherry Firewood Box

    $69.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a subtle sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  This is our all around favorite firewood box.  

    This box of cherry firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Ultimate 16″ Bulk Firewood Package

    $1,699.00

    Looking for the best firewood available? Our Ultimate 16″ Bulk Firewood Package includes everything you need for a great season of memorable fires. This package includes 5 racks of firewood, and you get to choose which ones!

    Why is our firewood the best? It undergoes a rigorous drying process, spending 48 hours in a kiln at 250 degrees. This is 12 times longer than FDA requirements, and guarantees that our wood is extremely dry, has no bugs, mold, or fungus, is easier to light, and burns brightly with less smoke. You’ll see the difference from the first match.

    The Ultimate package includes more than just 5 racks of wood, however. Each package also includes…

    The Ultimate package contains up to a $2,000 retail value. Add it to your cart to reveal our special pricing for this amazing package. You can mix and match any of the following racks.

    If you’re interested in a smaller order, check out our firewood boxes for shipping.

  • 8″ Cooking Wood Splits Variety Pack – Large Box

    $159.00

    Our Large sized cooking wood split variety pack includes 4 different types of splits. It’s the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life or a great way to experience a variety of flavors throughout the year.

    Our cooking wood splits are the perfect size for people looking to cook with miniature logs – each one is about 8 inches long and cut to fit into smaller smokers, vertical smokers, and offset smokers. You don’t want to settle for wood that can’t get hot enough or that will give your food a musty flavor, so choose the best. Choose Cutting Edge Firewood!

    Our large variety box is 17” x 17” x 8.5” and contains all 4 standard smaller boxes, one each of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. Individually those boxes have a value of $216, but when combined they are available for $159!

    Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

  • The Smoking Chunks Variety Pack

    $49.00$159.00

    Are you a backyard BBQ Master? Have you given your grills their own special name? Then you need to try our world class cooking chunks. Our Variety Pack offers the perfect way to experience a variety of unmatched flavors. These boxes also make for the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life.

    Cutting Edge Firewood produces the best possible smoking chunks because the best food deserves the best flavor. Each variety pack contains a number of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak chunks. We offer two sizes:

    • The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals.
    • Our large variety box contains 4 standard-sized boxes.

    This is an amazing way to enhance the flavor of your cooks. Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

  • Pizza Cut Cooking Wood

    $89.00$399.00

    Want to make pizza in your backyard that gives your friends and family a true taste of Italy? Then make sure you use Cutting Edge Firewood’s premium pizza cut firewood.

    We partnered with professional pizza chefs to design the perfect wood for wood fired pizza ovens. All of our wood is perfectly dry, dense, and cut to enable a fast lighting fire that burns hotter and longer than anything else in the market. The incredibly clean oak flavor will give you the confidence of knowing that you’re making your best pizza.

    Boxes have enough wood for 20-30 pizzas and racks have enough for up to 200 pizzas.  Each piece of pizza cut wood is 16″ long and 1-2″ thick. We can ship or deliver inside our boxes or racks.  If you have a smaller pizza oven like the Ooni Pro or Ooni Karu, then make sure you check out our miniature pizza cut wood! 

    Pizza Cut Cooking Wood Box includes kindling and fire starters along with complimentary shipping.

    Choose your quantity of racks or boxes and then add to cart to begin your incredibly delicious pizza making experience.

Firewood Delivery Lake Keowee
May 20, 2020

Lake Hartwell is a beautiful lake on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. This 56,000 acre lake is popular for fishing, watersports, swimming, biking, and gathering with friends and family to relax and unwind.

One of the most relaxing pastimes, of course, is sitting around the fire. Watching a fire is like watching a sunset, it’s mesmerizing and is proven to lower stress levels.

Unfortunately, finding quality firewood is not always easy and can often lead to frustrations and big messes. You might drive for miles or pay a delivery fee, only to receive firewood that is still wet and won’t light. If you’re looking for the best firewood available in Lake Hartwell, then look no further than Cutting Edge Firewood.

We are now offering our complimentary firewood delivery service to Lake Hartwell, and we’re  bringing the best firewood available. It’s a no mess and no stress process for you – giving you more time to enjoy the lake and relax!

Order Firewood Now

  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $255.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

Why is Cutting Edge Firewood the Best in Lake Hartwell?

There is a long list of reasons that Cutting Edge Firewood is the best available. It starts with the most rigorous drying process in the industry, which ensures that all of the wood we deliver is dry and therefore easy to light and burns with less smoke. We also only deliver hardwoods that are dense and burn hotter and longer than any wood you’ve ever experienced.

Our team hand selects each piece of firewood, stacking them in our racks or boxes before delivering them so you only get the best. Our wood arrives completely bug free thanks to our rigorous drying process. There is no mold or fungus either, which means this firewood is perfectly safe to store in your home or garage.

Imagine you’re spending time with friends or family at your home in Lake Hartwell. The kids ask to make s’mores and the adults want to relax by the fire. With Cutting Edge Firewood, you can rest assured knowing that you can light the fire with a single match. The fire will be bright and beautiful and create a lovely aroma that only adds to the ambience.

Alternatively, you could try the same thing with wood that is less dry and contains some mold or fungus from sitting on the ground too long. You might need a few matches to get the fire lit, with lots of newspaper and even some lighter fluid. The fire will create lots of smoke and only a little bit of flame, and it won’t smell good. If you’ve been frustrated by a fire like this, then you need to try Cutting Edge Firewood. You will notice the difference right away!

How does the Firewood Delivery Process Work?

Cutting Edge Firewood is based in nearby Atlanta, GA. We make regular deliveries to the Lake Hartwell area, and we even deliver firewood to Charlotte and Greenville!

The quickest way to receive firewood is with our same day delivery service for boxes. This service is complimentary to Lake Hartwell residents who order at least 4 boxes of firewood, but we can also send fewer boxes for a small delivery fee. Boxes will arrive at your front door and contain everything you need for 2-4 fires, including fire starters and kindling! Many of our customers will also order boxes to their home in Atlanta or Charlotte and then bring a couple boxes with them when they head to the lake.

Our rack delivery service is a true white glove service. Our delivery artisans deliver racks of firewood that are already stacked with firewood. We can remove the wood from our packaging and place it into your existing rack, or we can leave the wood inside our stylish and sturdy rack for your personal use. Once you’ve used all the firewood in the rack, you can place another order and we will remove the empty rack and replace it with a new rack.

Premier Firewood Delivery Service

Thanks to our specialized tools and extensive delivery experience, we can deliver the racks to just about anywhere. We can go upstairs or downstairs, inside or outside. We can place the wood wherever you want!

The rack delivery service needs to be scheduled ahead of time, so make sure to get your order in as soon as possible!

Firewood for Inside or Outside

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to enjoy a fire outside with friends on a summer evening or inside on a chilly winter night. When you choose Cutting Edge Firewood, you’ll enjoy an amazing experience every time.

When it comes to indoor fires, you should know that our wood burns clean and reduces creosote build-up. This will reduce your chimney maintenance costs and keep your home safer. Creosote build-up is a real problem for many people and it comes from burning wood with too much moisture.

Game night around the Fire

When it comes to outdoor fires, you don’t need to worry about creosote, but that doesn’t mean you should just burn anything. If you have ever spent time around a fire and then needed to wash your clothes three times to remove the smokey smell, we can tell you why. Moisture in wood sticks to clothing, and that leaves a musty, smokey smell in your clothes and hair that is hard to remove. When you choose Cutting Edge Firewood, the extremely low moisture content means the smoke won’t stick to you!

And of course, our firewood will be easier to light, smoke less, and give you a better overall experience. Some people think that all firewood is the same, but this is like saying Lake Hartwell and a polluted neighborhood pond are the same. Yes they’re both technically bodies of water, but one is going to provide a much more memorable and enjoyable experience. If you love Lake Hartwell for it’s beauty and relaxing atmosphere then you will love Cutting Edge Firewood.

What about Cooking Wood for Lake Hartwell?

Our firewood is great for fires, but if you spend too much time around the fire you will start to get hungry. Fortunately, our high quality product is perfect for cooking delicious food on!

If you enjoy grilling or hosting barbecues on Lake Hartwell, you should consider using high-quality cooking wood logssmoking chunks, or cooking splits. The best flavors come from the best ingredients, and your fuel source is one of the most important ingredients!

When used for barbecuing, premium cooking wood will inject your food with flavorful compounds that will get people talking. Our cooking wood is used by chefs and celebrities, they love it because they know it is the best!

If you’re looking to cook pizzas inside a wood fired oven, you should know that we even offer special pizza cut firewood. We partnered with professional pizza chefs to create the perfect cut for cooking pizzas at the right temperature. We offer pizza cut and a miniature pizza cut for smaller pizza ovens.

How to Order Firewood for Delivery to Lake Hartwell

If you’re ready to experience the best firewood available, then you can place your order today! You can give us a call at 678-878-2434 or you can place your order by visiting our online store. You can also find some of our most popular products below. We look forward to serving you!

  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Cherry Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  

    Our patent metal rack of cherry is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $255.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Smoking Chunks Variety Pack

    $49.00

    Are you a backyard BBQ Master? Have you given your grill(s) their own special name? Then you need to try our premium smoking wood chunks. Our Variety Pack offers the perfect way to experience a variety of premium flavors and taste the difference for yourself. These boxes also make for the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life.

    Cutting Edge Firewood produces the best possible smoking chunks because the best food deserves the best flavor. Each variety pack contains 2-3 meals worth of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. The box itself is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and contains 4 smaller boxes, each with a different species of wood.

    If you’ve been thinking about trying our smoking wood chunks, then this is the best way to do it! You can also go big and try our large variety pack which is  4 times larger and costs $149.

    Complimentary Shipping across the United States.

  • Pecan Smoking Chunks

    $69.00$199.00

    Pecan is the most legendary cooking wood in the South, and Cutting Edge Firewood offers the best Pecan available. Maybe that’s why our Pecan Chunks were featured in Garden and Gun magazine.

    Pecan cooking wood chunks provide the perfect flavor for any smoking and barbecue enthusiasts. Pecan burns hotter and longer, and it ignites quickly and easily. The size of the Pecan Chunk cooking wood is the perfect solution to achieve delicious flavor in your grills or smokers like Primo, Big Green Egg, or Kamado Joe.

    The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals. The Large Box is 19″ x 13.5″ x 13.5″, and has enough chunks for 40-55 meals. Chunks come in an assortment of sizes–approximately 1″ – 4″ diameter.

    Pecan Chunks receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

    To start your purchase, select your desired quantity below and then add to cart.

  • Extended Burn Oak Firewood Rack

    $265.00

    Extended burn oak firewood is the same length as our standard cut but significantly thicker. Because the wood is thicker, it will burn for longer amounts of time. Extended burn pieces are harder to light, so it’s usually best to place them on top of some standard cut oak (16”) pieces that are already fully lit. Once you’ve added a couple extended burn pieces, however, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your fire for a few hours.

    Remember, you will get the best experience when you start the fire with our standard cut Oak Firewood and then add the extended burn pieces.

    The rack of extended oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood to enhance 30-40 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

  • 24″ Length Hickory Firewood – Full Order

    $667.00

    Hickory is our best selling species of firewood, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our standard cut of hickory is 16 inches, but this 24 inch, extended length firewood is ideal for oversized fireplaces and fire pits. You’ll need more space to store it, but extended length pieces look very impressive both on display and while lit. We also offer hickory in 30 inch extended cuts.

    One Full Order will fill 4’ x 4’ rack (not included). View more details below.

  • 8″ Cooking Wood Splits Variety Pack – Large Box

    $159.00

    Our Large sized cooking wood split variety pack includes 4 different types of splits. It’s the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life or a great way to experience a variety of flavors throughout the year.

    Our cooking wood splits are the perfect size for people looking to cook with miniature logs – each one is about 8 inches long and cut to fit into smaller smokers, vertical smokers, and offset smokers. You don’t want to settle for wood that can’t get hot enough or that will give your food a musty flavor, so choose the best. Choose Cutting Edge Firewood!

    Our large variety box is 17” x 17” x 8.5” and contains all 4 standard smaller boxes, one each of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. Individually those boxes have a value of $216, but when combined they are available for $159!

    Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

  • Hickory Smoking Chunks

    $49.00$149.00

    Love bold flavors? Want to impress your friends and family when you cook in your own backyard? Then you need to try Cutting Edge Firewood’s Hickory Smoking Wood Chunks – the Mike Tyson of cooking woods. Our hickory packs a powerful flavor punch, and when you bite into something cooked over it, the food bites back.

    Cutting Edge smoking wood chunks are hand cut to be the perfect size for grills and smokers like the Primo grill, or the Big Green Egg, and the Kamado Joe.

    The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals. The Large Box is 19” x 13” x 13, and has enough chunks for 40-55 meals. Chunks come in an assortment of sizes–approximately 1″ – 4″ diameter.

     

    Hickory Chunks receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

    To start your purchase, select your desired quantity below and then add to cart.

Customer Reviews

Awesome Firewood, best service in the world!
Joe James
Joe James
02:32 03 Jul 19
Absolutely the best run company imaginable! From my initial order processing to delivery of my firewood, their customer service was incredible! Daryl, the Artisan (is that not a great term or what) who delivered my firewood was the best ambassador ever for Cutting Edge Firewood. The enthusiasm and pride of the employees was evident every step if the way! I look forward to a continued relationship with all these folks.
Homer Rose
Homer Rose
15:02 30 Aug 21
I Live in California. Based on reviews i was excited to receive my CHERRY Firewood for my fire-pit from Cutting Edge. My family and i wanted the best firewood with less smoke. great burn and scent. We opted for Cherry since it burns cooler than Hickory or Oak for the summer nights. When i inspected the firewood several had growth on them and i was not sure if it was mold. so i contacted Cutting Edge to advise. Ashley requested to text several photos and her team would take a look. The very next day i got a call from Ashley. Although her team could not narrow down exactly what was on the firewood she advised me Cutting Edge would send out a whole new Box Set -free of charge. I was NOT expecting such a quick response let alone a entire new Box Set.Cutting Edges excellent customer service and quick response alone is TOP NOTCH and gives me the confidence they stand by their products 100%. New Box was received this week with NO issues. Cutting Edge has definitely earned my business for years to come with Outstanding Customer Service along with Superior products. Will NOT hesitate recommending to all my Family and Colleagues.
Raymond Alcarion
Raymond Alcarion
18:51 07 Aug 20
Just came over to buy some firewood for my pizza oven and I want to let you know these guys are awesome. They sure know what they’re doing and you can go around behind your product. For sure the best in Atlanta.
Al Fernandez
Al Fernandez
17:28 27 Jul 19
Incredible guys, great product, even better experience. Within 24 hours of reaching out, we had a new fire pit delivered, installed, and working - as well as a full rack of the best firewood I’ve ever seen. Seamless and accommodating. Great work guys.
Jeramy Ragsdale
Jeramy Ragsdale
16:33 22 Oct 19
Updated for Dec 10, 2020: The company works hard to meet customer's need. It is impossible to be perfect; however, their best efforts are way better than others. Again, their wood is way higher quality than any other seller out there that I know.‐-------------------I recently bought some firewood boxes from them. Their wood is clean and very high quality. I did not appreciate it until I tried to save some money and bought firewood from other local stores like Homedepot and Homeland. Now I have a choice, and I rather pay more for the premium quality here. They shipped fast too.
Jason Phan
Jason Phan
22:35 10 Dec 20
They say, "you get what you pay for" and that couldn't be any truer when it comes to Cutting Edge Firewood. They offer same day delivery on boxes M-Sa, their firewood is easy to lit and it burns clean for hours, and their customer service is always top notch. Can't say enough good things about Leroy, his team and their products. If you want the best, put your worries to rest and buy from the best.
Michael Tobias
Michael Tobias
18:43 21 Nov 20
In addition to high-quality, clean burning firewood, the folks at Cutting Edge Firewood deliver best in class service. Every time. They’re responsive, on time, friendly, and grateful for every opportunity they get. Follow up is excellent with well timed and thoughtful emails to handwritten thank you notes. In an age where the art of gold standard customer service alongside quality product seems to be gone, these guys will boldly remind you its not. At least not with them. I’d give more than 5 stars if I could!
Tim Stutz
Tim Stutz
18:08 28 Mar 20
I recently ordered from Cutting Edge Firewood for the first time. The experience was one of the best I have had in recent memory. Ashley called me shortly after my order to explain how it would be shipped and delivered and offered assistance with any questions I may have had. The wood and accessories showed up on time and perfectly packaged. The product itself is as great as the customer service. The wood is beautifully dried and smells wonderful. I also made sure to get some pizza oven cut Oak and it did not disappoint! Absolutely 100% satisfied... BRAVO!
Paul Parker
Paul Parker
20:24 01 Jun 20
Premier Firewood Delivery Service
May 18, 2020

Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

  • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
  • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.
  • Cherry Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  

    Our patent metal rack of cherry is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $255.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Ultimate 16″ Bulk Firewood Package

    $1,699.00

    Looking for the best firewood available? Our Ultimate 16″ Bulk Firewood Package includes everything you need for a great season of memorable fires. This package includes 5 racks of firewood, and you get to choose which ones!

    Why is our firewood the best? It undergoes a rigorous drying process, spending 48 hours in a kiln at 250 degrees. This is 12 times longer than FDA requirements, and guarantees that our wood is extremely dry, has no bugs, mold, or fungus, is easier to light, and burns brightly with less smoke. You’ll see the difference from the first match.

    The Ultimate package includes more than just 5 racks of wood, however. Each package also includes…

    The Ultimate package contains up to a $2,000 retail value. Add it to your cart to reveal our special pricing for this amazing package. You can mix and match any of the following racks.

    If you’re interested in a smaller order, check out our firewood boxes for shipping.

Firewood Rack Delivery Service

splits sticks or logs
May 11, 2020

The art of cooking with wood has been around for thousands of years. Although modern conveniences like microwaves and electric ovens have made cooking easier and quicker, they haven’t necessarily done us any favors when it comes to flavors.

Perhaps that is one of the reasons why cooking with wood has become so popular again. Not only does it connect us with the past through tradition, it also makes food taste better! Whether you choose to cook over wood in an open fire pit, a Big Green Egg, an offset smoker, a Pizza oven, or a full sized smoker we have the right type of cooking wood ready for you.

In this short video, we explain some of the most popular species of wood as well as introduce our different cuts of wood. Below, we’ll dive a bit deeper into the purpose of each wood.

What Size Wood do I need?

When it comes to the type of wood you cook with, size matters.

There are two primary concerns. First, you want to ensure there is enough wood to provide the heat and flavor required for cooking delicious food.  Second, you want to make sure you can fit the wood into whatever it is you’re cooking with. 16″ logs, for instance, won’t fit  into a smoker box that is  10″x10″x10.”

We offer several different sizes (or cuts) of wood, and each one has a special purpose.

Use Cooking Chunks For Charcoal Grills and Smokers

If you’re cooking with a Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Primo, Weber, or any  other  grill/smoker that typically  requires charcoal, then we recommend using cooking chunks. You can actually continue to use the charcoal as the primary heat source, but then add 2-3 wood chunks to produce wood flavor.

When do you add cooking chunks when smoking food?

Many people will attempt to use  cooking wood chips in this scenario, but we do not recommend this. Cooking chunks consistently produce better result than cooking chips. Chips are so small that they quickly turn to ash before they can provide much flavor. Chunks, on the other hand, can last for hours at a time.

Advanced cooks might choose to replace charcoal and cook with nothing but wood cooking chunks. This is certainly possible, our oak cooking  chunks can provide plenty  of heat and  replace charcoal. If you decide to  give this a try, we recommend using  oak chunks instead of charcoal, and then adding 2-3chunks of hickory or cherry or pecan to  add flavor to the cook.

  • Cherry Smoking Chunks

    $49.00$149.00

    How sweet it is – Cutting Edge Firewood’s Cherry Smoking Wood Chunks are a wonderful fruit wood for grilling or smoking. Cherry wood is a favorite for cooking because it provides a sweet flavor and rosy color to food. Cutting Edge smoking chunks are large and full of flavor, cut to the perfect size for backyard grills and smokers such as Primo grills, the Big Green Egg, or Kamado Joe.

    If you love your food and think it deserves only the best, then treat it tenderly by cooking it over Cutting Edge Firewood’s cherry cooking wood chunks.

    The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals. The Large Box is 19” x 13” x 13”, and has enough chunks for 40-55 meals. Chunks come in an assortment of sizes–approximately 1″ – 4″ diameter.

    Cherry Chunks receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

    To purchase, select the quantity below and then add to cart.

  • Hickory Smoking Chunks

    $49.00$149.00

    Love bold flavors? Want to impress your friends and family when you cook in your own backyard? Then you need to try Cutting Edge Firewood’s Hickory Smoking Wood Chunks – the Mike Tyson of cooking woods. Our hickory packs a powerful flavor punch, and when you bite into something cooked over it, the food bites back.

    Cutting Edge smoking wood chunks are hand cut to be the perfect size for grills and smokers like the Primo grill, or the Big Green Egg, and the Kamado Joe.

    The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals. The Large Box is 19” x 13” x 13, and has enough chunks for 40-55 meals. Chunks come in an assortment of sizes–approximately 1″ – 4″ diameter.

     

    Hickory Chunks receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

    To start your purchase, select your desired quantity below and then add to cart.

  • Pecan Smoking Chunks

    $69.00$199.00

    Pecan is the most legendary cooking wood in the South, and Cutting Edge Firewood offers the best Pecan available. Maybe that’s why our Pecan Chunks were featured in Garden and Gun magazine.

    Pecan cooking wood chunks provide the perfect flavor for any smoking and barbecue enthusiasts. Pecan burns hotter and longer, and it ignites quickly and easily. The size of the Pecan Chunk cooking wood is the perfect solution to achieve delicious flavor in your grills or smokers like Primo, Big Green Egg, or Kamado Joe.

    The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”, and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals. The Large Box is 19″ x 13.5″ x 13.5″, and has enough chunks for 40-55 meals. Chunks come in an assortment of sizes–approximately 1″ – 4″ diameter.

    Pecan Chunks receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

    To start your purchase, select your desired quantity below and then add to cart.

  • The Smoking Chunks Variety Pack

    $49.00$159.00

    Are you a backyard BBQ Master? Have you given your grills their own special name? Then you need to try our world class cooking chunks. Our Variety Pack offers the perfect way to experience a variety of unmatched flavors. These boxes also make for the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life.

    Cutting Edge Firewood produces the best possible smoking chunks because the best food deserves the best flavor. Each variety pack contains a number of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak chunks. We offer two sizes:

    • The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and has enough chunks for 8-12 meals.
    • Our large variety box contains 4 standard-sized boxes.

    This is an amazing way to enhance the flavor of your cooks. Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

Use Cooking Splits for Offset Smokers, Vertical smokers, and Large Kamado style grills

If you’re working with a smoker box that is too small for 16″ logs of cooking wood to fit, then you should try the cooking wood splits.  These  pieces of wood are “split” to be 8 inches long  and 1-2 inches  wide. These pieces of wood may look small, but they are dense hardwoods that can provide a lot of heat and burn time.

Similar to cooking chunks, you can mix splits with charcoal. Some professionals will get the fire going with charcoal, and then use nothing but splits once they start cooking the food. However, you can also cook an amazing meal using nothing but cooking splits!

  • 8″ Cooking Wood Splits Variety Pack – Large Box

    $159.00

    Our Large sized cooking wood split variety pack includes 4 different types of splits. It’s the perfect gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life or a great way to experience a variety of flavors throughout the year.

    Our cooking wood splits are the perfect size for people looking to cook with miniature logs – each one is about 8 inches long and cut to fit into smaller smokers, vertical smokers, and offset smokers. You don’t want to settle for wood that can’t get hot enough or that will give your food a musty flavor, so choose the best. Choose Cutting Edge Firewood!

    Our large variety box is 17” x 17” x 8.5” and contains all 4 standard smaller boxes, one each of Pecan, Cherry, Hickory, and Oak. Individually those boxes have a value of $216, but when combined they are available for $159!

    Order today to receive complimentary shipping nationwide!

  • 8″ Hickory Cooking Wood Splits

    $49.00$149.00

    Love bold flavors? Want to impress your friends and family when you cook in your own backyard? Then you need to try Cutting Edge Firewood’s Hickory Cooking Wood Splits – the Mike Tyson of cooking woods. Our hickory packs a powerful flavor punch, and when you bite into something cooked over it, the food bites back.

    Cutting Edge Cooking Wood Splits are the perfect size for offset smokers, vertical smokers, or large kamado style smokers like the Primo XL400 or Big Green Egg. The wood is cut into 8″ long pieces and neatly stacked into our box. The Standard Box is 8.5” x 8.5” x 8.5” and weighs about 10 pounds, and the large box is 19″ x 14″ x 13″ and weighs about 45 pounds.

    Hickory Splits receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

  • 8″ Oak Cooking Wood Splits

    $49.00$149.00

    White Oak Cooking Splits are an awesome heat source for either grilling or smoking. It provides great heat and subtle flavors. Often, chefs like to mix Oak with other cooking wood. If you’re looking for the best oak cooking wood available, then look no further!

    Cutting Edge Oak cooking wood splits are the perfect size for offset smokers, vertical smokers, or large kamado style smokers like the Primo XL400 or Big Green Egg. The Standard Box is 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″ and weighs about 10 pounds, while the Large Box is 19” x 14” x 13” and weighs about 45 pounds. Each split is 8″ long and 1-2″ wide.

    Oak Cooking Splits receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

  • 8″ Pecan Cooking Wood Splits

    $69.00$199.00

    Pecan cooking wood splits provides the perfect flavor for smoking and barbecue enthusiasts. Pecan burns hotter and longer, and it ignites quickly and easily. If you’re looking for the best pecan cooking wood available, then you need Cutting Edge Firewood. Our Pecan cooking wood was even featured in Garden and Gun magazine!

    Cutting Edge Cooking Splits are specifically designed for Vertical smokers, offset smokers, or even large kamado style smokers. The splits are like mini firewood logs – each one is cut down to 8″ in length and is split several times from an unsplit log. The Standard Box is 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″ and weighs 10 pounds, and the Large Box is 19″ x 13″ x 14″ and weighs about 40-45 pounds.

    Pecan Splits receive complimentary shipping throughout the United States.

Use Cooking Logs for Full Sized Smokers or Open Fire Cooking

If your smoker is so large you need a trailer, you probably need our 16″ firewood. If you plan to cook 20 racks of ribs at a time, then you probably need 16″ firewood. If you’re cooking over a grate and inside a fire pit, then you need our 16″ firewood.

All of our firewood receives the most rigorous drying process in the industry. That means it will come to you dry, clean, and ready to burn. No musty flavor from wood that is too moist, no mold or fungus cooked into your meal. Instead, you’ll cook over a fire that leads to incredible flavor!

Wood for Cooking over Fire

In order to get the fire lit for these large smokers, you should use some oak kindling and excelsior fire starters. They’re all-natural and will get the fire going really well without the risk of any fire starter chemicals that so many people use.

  • Cherry Cooking Wood Box

    $69.00

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree – he had a big cook planned and only wanted the best!

    For many competitive teams across America, cherry cooking wood is a favorite for use with nearly any grilled or smoked produce. Cherry provides a rosy color and a sweet, fruity flavor in vegetables, chicken, turkey, pork, seafood and more.

    Give your cooking a competitive edge by choosing the best Cherry cooking logs available. Each box has enough wood for 2-4 cooks. We also offer boxes of cherry smoking chunks and cooking splits.

    Available for complimentary same day delivery in Atlanta or we ship our boxes nationwide!

  • Hickory Cooking Wood Box

    $59.00

    If you love bold flavors that bite back, then you’ll love our hickory cooking wood. Used by competition BBQ teams and chefs around the country, this is the best hickory cooking wood available.

    Each box contains ultra kiln dried hickory – no bugs, no mold, no fungus, and barely any moisture. This is pure cooking wood at it’s finest and you will not be disappointed with the burn quality or flavor your food receives.

    We offer complimentary same day delivery in Atlanta and ship nationwide. Order today to give your food some incredible bold flavor.

  • Oak Cooking Wood Box

    $59.00

    Popular amongst professional chefs and in many restaurants, Cutting Edge Oak Cooking wood is a cut above the rest. Oak wood is one of the most widely used hardwoods available and is known for its incredible heat and subtle smoky flavor. It creates perfect dishes without becoming too bold or overpowering, making it ideal for all types of red meat, pork, poultry or vegetables.

    Each box of oak cooking wood contains about 50 pounds of ultra dry oak cooking wood logs (less water weight and more wood for cooking) plus kindling and fire starters. It’s got everything you need for several amazing cooking experiences.

    Give your cooking a competitive edge and choose the best oak cooking wood available today. We also offer our oak cooking wood as chunks or splits.

    Boxes are eligible for complimentary same day delivery in Atlanta and ship nationwide.