Using Beech Briquettes In A Wood Burner Stove

The cold winter months are upon us and its the time of year that everyone starts to light their stoves for a cosy evening in front of the fire.
We thought it would be a good idea to test our Beech Briquettes to see how the alternative flue would perform in a MORSØ 7943 wood burner stove.

The Beech Briquettes are easy to set alight, so we used one firelighter and no kindling to get our stove going. The firs step was to break the briquette into 2 or 3 pieces, this can be done by gently hitting the side or dropped on the floor. We got 2 larger pieces and one disk shape piece of briquette which was perfect for our stove.

Lighting a wood burner stove with a briquette

Lighting a wood burner stove with a briquette

Lighting a Briquette in a stove

Lighting a Briquette in a stove

After lighting the fire it took about 5 minutes for the start giving off some heat.

No kindling required

No kindling required

Alternative fuel for a wood burner

Alternative fuel for a wood burner

Once the whole briquette had caught and the embers start glowing it began to break into smaller disks and as you can see in the picture above. This gave off a great amount of heat and was a lot hotter than when using kiln dried wood.

We will definitely be using these when it gets really cold.