QBriquettes® are blocks of compressed sawdust and shavings that can be used as fuel for fires, wood burners and barbeques. Made from ThermoWood hardwood and softwood sawdust and offcuts, which are compressed under high pressure by our Briquetting machine into blocks. They provide a stable and longer burn and maintain a steady higher temperature than standard briquettes. A great, eco-friendly, lightweight alternative. QBriquettes® are easy to store, 100% natural, recyclable, and sustainable.
Frequently Asked Questions...
How are QBriquettes® made?
QBriquettes® are made by compressing excess ThermoWood hardwoods and softwoods collected within our workshop during production, in the form of sawdust. Our compressor binds the dust together, forming dense, solid blocks.
What are QBriquettes® made of?
QBriquettes® are a bi-product of our ThermoWood process. They do not contain any additives, binding agents or glues. They are safe to use on open fires, fire pits, wood/multi-fuel burning stoves and log boilers as well as chimeneas. They are made of 100% wood and our packaging is fully recyclable.
QBriquettes® are made from 100% natural ThermoWoods and are free from resins, sugars, harmful chemicals and contaminants like glue and paint. By applying intense pressure during the production process to form our briquettes, you are guaranteed a high-quality product. QBriquettes® are much more convenient than logs as they are easier and lighter to use and store, generate higher heat and are slow-burning. Due to the absence of harmful chemicals in our ThermoWood briquettes, the fuel emitted is clean, meaning you will not need to worry about cleaning or sweeping your flue.
Since our briquettes are made from excess materials within our production process, there is no excess carbon footprint present. This is a great way to recycle and reuse wood waste. We ensure that there is no plastic present within our briquettes and packaging, to ensure that the whole product is 100% recyclable.
How do I light a fire using QBriquettes®?
To light your QBriquettes® you apply the same technique as lighting a fire using logs. Smaller parts are broken off and used for kindling to start and encourage the flame, and larger parts are added when the fire is established.
Where should I store my QBriquettes®?
It is essential to store your QBriquettes® in a cool dry place. If your QBriquettes® get wet, they will not work as effectively. If you are storing your material in a garage or shed, they must be stored off of the ground and away from any dripping water.
Do they expand or spit during burning?
QBriquettes® do not spit or expand during burning, therefore making them a safe, solid fuel to use, due to their very low moisture content of 0-5%.
What appliances can I use them on?
QBriquettes® are suitable for use on a wide range of appliances including fire pits, open fires, wood-burning stoves and chimeneas.
Do they produce more heat than normal logs?
Since QBriquettes® are made from ThermoWoods, they are much drier and denser (with 0-5% moisture content) compared to seasoned and kiln dried logs and other heat logs. Therefore, they produce a more powerful and reliable heat. Making them more cost-effective and convenient. Less moisture = more heat.
Can you burn briquettes on a wood-burning stove?
Our QBriquettes® are great fuel for wood-burning stoves and are an alternative to high-quality logs. They can also be broken up to provide a kindling option when lighting a fire, by breaking the QBriquettes® up into smaller pieces.