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The Counties Most at Risk From Chimney Fires: How to Prepare Your Chimney for Autumn

  Statistics suggest that around 2.5 million UK households currently use an open fireplace or stove. As we transition into autumn and significantly cooler temperatures, many families will be preparing to light them again, likely for the first time since winter. Evocative of quintessentially rustic farmhouses, fireplaces, with their flickering flames and the sound and […]

What not to do on a Charcoal Grill: the 5 mistakes not to avoid when using a charcoal Grill

With summer fast approaching, it means that we are all thinking about one thing: firing up the charcoal grill. There is something extraordinary about meals prepared on a charcoal grill, even though gas grills are certainly convenient and easy to use. A charcoal grill does not only offer substantial savings over gas grills, but it […]

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What Not To Do On A BBQ: The 7 Mistakes Not To Make When Using A BBQ

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes the sizzle of the grill, the aroma of barbecue, and the joy of outdoor dining. However, not everyone is an expert when it comes to barbecuing, and some mistakes can quickly ruin the experience. In this blog post, we’ll cover the seven common mistakes you should avoid […]

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Swedish Torch Fire Logs: A Beginner’s Guide

Swedish torch fire logs, or Canadian candles, provide the easiest and most versatile way to start an outdoor fire. They are simple to transport due to them being so light to carry. Your fire can be lit even on snow and icy surfaces because the flames don’t touch the ground. Not to mention they are […]

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Spring BBQ Recipes 2023

What’s more enjoyable than sweating while manning the BBQ? Not dripping in sweat while standing in front of your grill some might say. Abandon the idea that you can only grill in the summer and grab your charcoal. BBQs are great for get-togethers all year round despite the association with long, hot, summer days.    […]

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Our Fire Safety Guide for Open Fires

In recent years, the popularity of open fires and wood-burning stoves has increased. But did you know that millions of people’s health is harmed by air pollution brought on by smoke from burning fuel every year? This article offers straightforward advice for individuals who want to use an open fire or wood-burning stoves to lessen […]

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How to have a Bake Off on Your BBQ

With The Great British Bake Off about to start again, it only seems right that we teach you how to bake on your BBQ grill. Though summer may nearly be over, there’s no reason why you can’t keep your BBQ out and carry on with the fun throughout all the seasons. You might be thinking […]

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Which is Better: an Open Fire or a Log Burner?

One of the more enjoyable choices to have to make during construction or renovation is whether to use a log burner or an open fire. Both provide a focal point for your interior design plan as well as warmth and the ambience of burning wood in your home during the winter. And with heating costs […]

wood plank barbecue set with fresh salmon and lemon

Smoking Wood Plank Recipes for Beginners

As you have probably seen across your social media if you follow avid barbecuers like yourself, salmon fillets are the traditional food to cook on an Adler wood plank. This delectable method of cooking was originally used in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, or around that neck of the woods. Back then you would have […]

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Regulations You Need to Know About: Burning Logs

New regulations for customers who are burning logs in stoves were introduced by the government back in May 2021. With the overall goal being to improve air quality, there has also been a change in the fuel types that can be used in your log-burning stove. Here’s everything you need to know about the legislation […]

A food thermometer checking that chicken is being cooked correctly, safely on a BBQ on a sunny day in the garden.

BBQ Food Safety: How To Stop Your Summer From Turning Toxic

With the summer months fast approaching it’s likely more and more Britons across the country will be wiping off the dust from their barbecue grills. But before we hastily grab the pack of sausages and start cooking them over a roaring flame, it’s important to note that each summer get-together brings new fears of potentially […]

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Can You Barbecue Using Firewood?

The most common type of fuel used in charcoal grills is charcoal. It comes in lumpwood and briquette form and burns hot to sear the outside of meats. Because charcoal is so popular, some barbecue masters believe they must only use charcoal in their grill. This is a myth, as it is perfectly acceptable to […]

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Swedish Torch: A Complete Campfire

Enjoy hours of late evening entertainment without having to construct and maintain a traditional campfire. Instead, start a nice fire with a single log, also known as a Swedish Torch and Canadian Candle. What better reason to mark the end of summer than by gathering around a campfire with loved ones, singing songs, and marshmallow […]

Chicken Paillard with Lemon and Herbs barbecue recipes

Easy Barbecue Recipes

Summer is finally here, and with it comes good weather (depending on where you are in the UK) and some amazing summery dishes. While warm weather is a nice change from the cold winter months, it also means cooking in the kitchen can be a bit overwhelming due to the heat from outside and the […]

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How to Store Your Firewood?

How you stack and store your firewood is far more important than you may believe! If you have an open fireplace, a wood-burning stove or a wood-burning fire pit, you must store your wood properly to ensure you get the best results and make the most out of your money.    Failure to store your […]

The Ultimate Guide To Lumpwood Charcoal

If you’re like us and love the sizzle and aroma of a good barbecue, then you’re probably itching for the season’s first cookout.    The excitement builds as you dust off the grill and rummage through your tools to unearth that reliable bag of charcoal. But as you peer into the partially used contents, doubts […]

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How Much Lumpwood Charcoal to Use in a Smoker or Grill?

It is said that time is money. They should also mention that lumpwood charcoal costs money, and no one wants to squander it either. Let’s go one step further and argue that if you’re a serious griller, food equals money. And if you’re reading this, you’re either a serious griller or planning to become one. […]

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How To Start A Fire In A Fire Pit

When you’ve had a long day, nothing beats a warm wood burning fire. Making warm memories with friends and relaxing is a wonderful way to spend time together. Nevertheless, you must know how to start a fire and keep it burning throughout the night before you can enjoy your relaxing evening. Regardless of your experience […]

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BBQ Recipes for Beginners

It can be difficult to know where to begin if you’re new to barbecuing. Maybe you’ve purchased a book or sought advice from a friend or family member who appears to know what they’re on about. Perhaps you’ve looked online or in social media groups for a few pointers, only to become baffled. However, the […]

charcoal BBQ cooking delicious food on BBQ grill

Summer Grilling Techniques

When it comes to grilling, you’re likely to get different advice from each person you speak with. Some will advise you to only use a gas grill, while others will advise you to use charcoal briquettes. Some people grill with wood chips, while others use smokers. One thing we can all agree on is that […]

plank grilling with salmon and asparagus

Plank Grilling for Beginners

A lump of gleaming coal, a flickering flame, and the satisfying sizzle of meat. For many people, these are indications that a grilling session has begun. If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for a new trick, a unique seasoning, or a useful new tool to impress not only your taste buds, but also […]

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Reasons Why Your Firewood Won’t Stay Lit

You’re all set for a cosy night by the fire, but the firewood in the fireplace refuses to light! Firewood that turns black and refuses to burn is a vexing problem, especially if it occurs regularly. So, what is the primary reason for a fire not lighting?   Are you Choosing the Right Firewood? Aside […]

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The Ultimate Summer BBQ Planning (& Hosting) Checklist

It’s official, Summer is finally here! And with it comes trips to the beach, campfires and of course summer BBQ parties! Going to a summer barbecue is always great fun, but have you ever considered throwing your own summer BBQ party? It can be quite stressful. But hopefully with a bit of planning and with […]

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How to Use a Charcoal BBQ

If you are a beginner at using a BBQ, you might find the process a little bit intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be if you know where to start. Our BBQ experts have put together a quick guide on how to get your BBQ going. Here you will learn how to use a charcoal […]

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5 Simple Ways To Re-Use Wood Ash in the Garden & Home

Back in the good old days we only had our fireplaces to help heat our homes, and cleaning out of wood ash from the hearth was a daily task. Nowadays, after spending the evening sitting by a cosy open fireplace, we can collect and clean the wood ash at our own pace. But did you […]

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How is Charcoal Made from Wood?

On the surface, charcoal appears to be a pretty basic product. However, it has been used for centuries for a large range of purposes: cooking, medicine, art and even makeup. Nowadays when we think of charcoal we immediately think of our barbecues and the wonderful food we can produce with it. But have you ever […]

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Is Softwood or Hardwood Better?

When comparing softwood and hardwood, it is important to consider that all firewood is different. Each firewood serves its purpose and has its benefits. With the great outdoors coming back into fashion, it is crucial to consider our effect on the environment and choose ethical and sustainable sources for our firewood.    Hardwood One of […]

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How to Light a Pizza Oven with Kindling Wood

Are you thinking of investing in a pizza oven for your garden this year? Our Kindling Wood Sticks could be the answer you are looking for on where to start. Outdoor pizza ovens are extremely popular now, offering restaurant quality from the comfort of your own home. However, one of the recurring setbacks to getting […]

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Differences between Lumpwood Charcoal vs Briquettes

One of the biggest questions you may ask yourself this summer is what  charcoal you should be putting on your BBQ, lumpwood charcoal or briquettes? Both charcoals have their place in the world of barbecuing for different reasons. In this article we will go through their differences and which charcoal will suit your needs the […]

charcoal BBQ cooking delicious food on BBQ grill

Why You Should Buy a Charcoal BBQ

Charcoal BBQs are the perfect option for BBQ beginners or experts by being affordable, versatile and giving the best taste and experience. BBQs rely on hot charcoal to make sure your food is fully cooked and mouth-watering with a great smell and taste.    Made for reliability and versatility, a BBQ is a must-have for […]

wood burner saving money on electric by using firewood

Cut Your Electric Bill Down with Firewood

When considering the best way to heat your home, there is no doubt that cost plays an important role. Especially with electric prices on the rise. If you are considering making the big switch to an open fireplace or wood burner in your home, you may be wondering whether burning firewood will save you money?  […]

stacked kiln dried logs for firewood

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 […]

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How To Use Wood Chips In BBQ

Smoking wood chips are a great way to add a smoky flavour to your barbecue and grilling. Wood chips can be used in both charcoal and gas grills to infuse your food with the unique flavours of various types of wood. With this article, you’ll find out everything you need to know about wood chips, […]

firewood burner stove in modern room

Should I Buy a Firewood Burning Stove?

In current years firewood burning stoves have become increasingly popular. With energy costs on the rise, people are trying to find more ways to cut the costs of heating their homes. Not only are burners great for your pocket, but they also make a great feature for your home.   However, choosing to purchase a […]

swedish torch in snow providing natural heat

What is a Swedish Torch?

The Swedish torch first came into existence thanks to soldiers in the 17th century during their 30-year war. Firewood was in short supply, meaning soldiers had to be creative with conserving wood and supplying heat and light.    The hole at the top of the firewood has a firelighter in, and when lit, creates an […]

lumpwood charcoal on winter BBQ with steak

How to use Lumpwood Charcoal all Year Long?

The nights are dark, and the days are cold. But why should you give up on having a BBQ in winter? Just because the season has changed, it doesn’t mean you cannot host a warming winter BBQ using our premium restaurant grade lumpwood charcoal to warm up your nearest and dearest.    Though Christmas is […]

ethically sourced open fireplace easy to make

How to Build an Ethically Sourced Fire

A crackling fire can warm your body and soul, but an ethically sourced fire can also help save the planet!  How to Build a Fire We now find ourselves living in a world of gas furnaces and electricity, which takes its toll on the environment for the benefit of being cost-effective. However, with our natural […]