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Get Cooking on Wood: Lighting your fire

Before you can even begin Cooking on Wood you need to light your fire!

Lighting a fire is easy – whether it is outside within a barbecue, firepit or a simple campfire, or inside the house in an open fire or wood-burning stove, the principles are the same.

How to light you fire - Top tips

1. For the easiest way to light a fire, use firelighters, kindling and DRY firewood.

2. Have a range of log sizes, starting the fire with smaller pieces and using the larger pieces for the long steady burn.

3. Airflow is crucial, so always place logs at a vertical angle with plenty of air gaps in between.

4. Give the logs time to burn and add more as required to build a good base to the fire. The more heat in the base, the easier it is to keep the fire going.

STEP 1- Take 8 pieces of kiln-dried kindling and stack neatly like a Jenga tower. Place a single Flamer into the middle of the kindling. At an angle, lie 2-3 smaller logs across the kindling.

STEP 2 - Light the Flamer and leave for about 5 minutes until it is burning well.

STEP 3 - Add 2-3 more logs at a vertical angle with good airflow between the logs, and leave for a further 10-15 minutes.

 STEP 4 - Add 3-4 more logs until the fire has a good base of heat and the logs start to turn white.

..then it’s perfect to start cooking on!

How to light a fire with Flamers

 

 

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