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Why Use Kiln Dried Logs?

If you are someone who uses firewood daily, then you have probably heard of kiln-dried logs. There are many benefits to using kiln-dried wood for cooking, camping and heating purposes. So, if you are trying to find the best quality firewood for your fireplace or next camping trip, then here are just some of the reasons why we think you should give our kiln-dried logs a try.


What are Kiln Dried Logs?

Kiln-dried logs are a type of wood where the moisture level has been reduced and controlled through kiln-drying. The reason why this type of firewood is considered the best is due to it being efficient and fast to produce. 


Kiln drying typically relies on hardwoods like oak and ash; since hardwood is often preferred over softwoods like cedar, the logs produced are of a higher quality than the ones produced by standard seasoning. 


What is Kiln Drying?

At The Green Olive Firewood Company, we work from Ridge Farm in West Sussex, offering a wide variety of wood products for cooking and heating. Any woods or wood products we import, such as olive wood, come from authorised and managed farms or woodlands, and we undertake full due diligence in ensuring all the wood we use is from managed and sustainable sources.


Our fuels are Biomass Supplier List (BSL) approved for use, and we have our kiln drying facilities at our farm in West Sussex powered by our waste wood and approved for the renewable heat incentive (RHI). We only sell sustainable quality firewood logs with a high calorific heat value.


Kiln drying can seem like a tedious process to those not familiar with it. While there are multiple steps to get the desired result, the process is faster and more controlled than a traditional seasoning process. Once a tree has been cut down, the logs are shaped and prepared depending on their purpose. After the logs have been shaped, they are then placed into a closed drying chamber. The heat source works to suck out the moisture trapped inside the wood. Kiln drying aims to reduce the moisture level of the wood and eliminate the need for moisture meters. 


The Benefits

Now that you understand kiln drying, it’s time to learn the benefits of using kiln-dried logs.  


Burns Cleaner: Easy to Ignite: Kiln-dried logs can make future camping trips a breeze with their easy ignition. Camping is often associated with being cold and uncomfortable. With our firewood, you can eliminate this worry with a simple spark and a long-lasting fire.  


Burns for Longer: Kiln-dried logs could save you money in the long run as you don’t need to use as many to keep a fire burning. By placing a few firewood logs onto your fireplace, you can keep your home warm for the whole night. 


Beautiful Aroma: Whether you are a fan of camping or not, you cannot ignore that campfires can often leave a lingering smell on your clothes. Most people do not realise that the smell depends on what type of wood you use. Due to seasoned woods producing smoke it can often leave an unwanted scent on your clothes and leave your food tasting burnt. With kiln-dried logs, there is no need to worry about this. Your food will remain delicious and there are no chemical smells. 


Things to Take Away 

Kiln-dried logs remain the best choice for any home that uses its wood stove or fireplace regularly. It is also a great option for those avid campers who want to make their camping adventures easier. With a cleaner and longer burn, what’s not to love about kiln-dried logs? 


At The Green Olive Firewood Company, we offer a wide range of premium quality firewood products, including kiln-dried logs. To stay up to date with all our latest products and news, follow us on Instagram!