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Excelsior Wood Briquettes

Once you try wood briquettes for yourself, you’ll discover the difference that’s igniting their popularity. Excelsior Wood Briquettes are different from traditional firewood and pellets in all the best ways.

Our high-density wood briquettes are made from compressed kiln dried sawdust from our wood mill, just like wood pellets. This sawdust is a renewable byproduct from our manufacturing process. The briquettes are made from wood only. There are zero additives, zero chemicals and no pressure treated products included. Its just wood!

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Benefits include lower moisture levels than firewood, decreased creosote and ash, as well as the elimination of insects that infest firewood, plus no splitting... Generally, there is simply less mess and fewer backaches.

Each briquette measures approximately 2-1/2" x 4" x 6". They are packed for easy storage and loading. This size makes them a perfect fit for most indoor stoves and fireplaces. The uniform size along with their high density gives the briquettes a predictable burn time, resulting in less loading and more relaxing..

Comparing the wood briquettes with firewood is not an apple-to-apple evaluation. A cord of firewood can contain different species of wood with varying moisture levels. So, the following comparison contains some generalities. Approximately 1 lb. of compressed wood briquettes is equivalent to 1.7 lbs. of firewood. Wood briquettes provide approximately 7500 BTU's per pound while firewood produces about 4,000 -- 7,000/BTU's per pound. Ash content is about 2-6 times higher in firewood. A cord of firewood is 128 cubic feet, while wood briquettes use only 30 cubic feet.

There are approximately 864 briquettes per one-ton pallet. Shrink wrapped packets of nine are stacked and palletized in each unit. The briquettes must be kept dry. The shrink-wrap is not waterproof. However, we provide two pallet covers with each ton for your convenience, to keep them dry. Pick up hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through noon and 12:30 through 3:30. Please give us a call to schedule deliveries.

Excelsior's wood briquettes are made from kiln-dried sawdust that burns nice and hot. Be sure to adjust airflow to lengthen burn times and prevent overheating. Wood briquettes expand when they burn - do not overfill. Please reach out to your wood stove manufacturer to see if they recommend using this product.

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