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Kiln-dried oak firewood

Post by MacManiac » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:52 pm

This may be very familiar to many of you but just in case it isn’t ...

Our usual firewood supplier has run out of the lemonwood he has supplied us with for the last year or so. We tried another supplier of hardwood and they had also run out.

A friend suggested a local place in Polis and I dropped in to see them. They had both ash and oak, and he made a point of telling me that their wood was kiln-dried and so was slightly more expensive. As they had fitted our log burner a year ago, I had no reason to doubt the veracity of what they said. Two and a half hours later and our delivery arrived.

We lit the stove and sat back to watch. The oak logs gave out an unbelievable amount of heat, burned slowly and by the end of the evening we had used about half the number of logs we normally use. Incredibly impressed and - although the logs were slightly more expensive - thought I would share my experience. No doubt to the experienced log burners, this may be “old hat”.

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Post by Dominic » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:36 pm

That would be useful if you said where you actually went!
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Post by Oakland » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:44 pm

Hi Guys

Yes we would also be interested to know the supplier , and also and if they don’t mind the volume supplied with price

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:15 pm

VERY interesting Martin. We came unstuck this winter. Normally we buy one or two cu.M of logs in the summer months from Irini, but this year left it until late in the Autumn. Irini had personal troubles at the time, so was not delivering logs when we contacted her, consequently we went elsewhere. Got a great buy: high quality mixed hardwoods, but when we went back to the same supplier a month later he had sold all his logs. Contacted Irini and she delivered a cu.M of great quality 100% Carob, but unfortunately - we found out later to our cost - it was not seasoned...and wet! So, getting the burner started in the evenings is a bit of a nightmare, we also struggle to get much heat from the burner and, long story short, we won't be buying from Irini again.

So this story is of interest. I suspect that it might not make economic sense for your supplier to deliver to where we live, but I'm keen to find out.

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Post by Tanny » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:25 pm

Yes we only used Irini once this year after she got a new cab... found the wood was damp and like the dregs from another season, usually she has been much better. Wife ordered from Anavargos HM, it burns too fast for me but a good heat.

Would be interested in the details, price etc of the polis supplier, you don't mind paying a few quid extra for good wood.

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Post by Kili01 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:45 pm

I think that the message here is that you all should consider building a large log store which will hold enough logs to last you through the winter! Before I sold my house in Kamares, we had a large soundly constructed log store which was adequate to store enough logs to last an average winter. That means that one can buy a larger quantity of dry logs in autumn and be able to keep them dry.

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Post by MacManiac » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:54 pm

Apologies as I was not intending to promote the supplier but was just trying to explain our delight at the kiln-dried logs.

Our supplier is https://firewoodpaphos.wixsite.com/seasonedfirewood

We had a large (or so it seemed to us) builder’s bag of kiln-dried oak for €130 (including delivery).

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Post by MacManiac » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:59 pm

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:15 pm
VERY interesting Martin.

So this story is of interest. I suspect that it might not make economic sense for your supplier to deliver to where we live, but I'm keen to find out.
I believe they deliver to the Paphos area. The whole family speak fluent English so a phone call should help. We ordered over the phone and paid cash on delivery.

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Post by nholleran » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:55 pm

I to used that Irini very disappointed, wet. some were rotting down asked for half a load charged 75 euro could have got far more better quality from a kiosk wont be using Her again, tried calling her back and wouldn't answer, say enough, didn't want to mention her as I thought you not allowed name people on the forum.

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Post by Cookie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:45 am

As a matter of interest, is there a supplier of different woods suitable for a pizza oven and/or BBQ smoker? I'm thinkings woods like, Cherry, Apple, Lemon etc. Oak is ok but does give quite an overpowering smokey flavour and sometimes I want a subtler taste.

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